Second accused in UTI robbery case heldNEW DELHI: The Delhi police on Saturday claimed to have made another breakthrough in the sensational UTI bank robbery case with the arrest of a second accused, Pawan Gupta.

Pawan was allegedly driving the Maruti Esteem car used in the commission of the Rs 40-crore robbery at UTI bank in Vikaspuri on May 8. He was arrested from his hideout at Madhuban Chowk in North Delhi on Friday.

The prime accused in the case, Sandeep Bhatnagar, was arrested on May 28 and Rs. 10 lakhs was allegedly recovered from him.

`Alarming fuel loss in Delhi'NEW DELHI: A recent survey conducted by the Central Road Research Institute on the Paharganj side of New Delhi railway station has shown an alarming annual fuel loss of Rs. 310 lakhs.

The study, which covered Chelmsford Road in front of the railway station, showed an approximate man-hour loss of Rs. 240 lakhs.

Every day an estimated 66,000 vehicles pass through this stretch of road. The survey was sponsored by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association to work out fuel loss due to delays on account of congestion. Remedial measures to reduce pollution and fuel wastage were worked out in the survey.

CRRI conducted another survey for PCRA that revealed that fuel loss at signalised intersections alone worked out to approximately Rs. 994.5 crores due to idling of vehicles, which also contributed to pollution in the Capital.

Auto-theft cases solvedNEW DELHI: With the arrest of two persons, Sunil and Amit, the South Delhi police claim to have solved 11 cases of auto-theft in various parts of the Capital. The accused were found in possession of a stolen Maruti Alto car, a country-made pistol and a machine used to open car locks.

During interrogation, they disclosed that they used to dispose of the stolen vehicles in the North-Eastern States. The police claim the main gang leader has been identified and a hunt has been launched for him.

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