Protest against killings in Nandigram

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Jan Parishad and its youth wing, Vidyarthi Yuvjan Sabha, sat on a day-long dharna at Raj Ghat here on Tuesday to protest against the killings in Nandigram.

Condemning the killing of farmers in West Bengal, the two outfits said the mainstream political parties in the country were working against the interests of farmers and Adivasis.

Describing the West Bengal Government as agents of capitalist and imperialist forces, they said, "The ruling forces in the State did not even consider the Constitutional and democratic rights of the poor.''

Four years' RI for CPWD engineer

NEW DELHI: A Tis Hazari court here on Tuesday convicted an engineer of the Central Public Works Department in a corruption case and sentenced him to four years' rigorous imprisonment.

Special Judge G. P. Mittal also slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on A. K. Srivastava.

Srivastava was accused of amassing assets worth Rs. 5.3 lakh disproportionate to the known sources of his income by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government. The case was registered against him 12 years ago.

The court had refused to take lenient view while pronouncing the sentence taking into account the attempt by the convict to win over a witness.

Six alleged burglars arrested

NEW DELHI: Six persons allegedly involved in several cases of theft and burglaries in the Capital have been arrested in different parts of Bihar.

According to the police, Deepak, Laxman, Rajesh, Jainath, Manoj and Dharmender frequently came to the Capital from Bihar at night by train and committed burglaries. More than 90 cartons of agricultural pesticides valued at Rs. 3 lakh have been seized, the police said.

They took the stolen goods to their native places and sold them.

Four alleged robbers held

NEW DELHI: Four alleged robbers have been arrested by the Inter-State Cell of the Crime Branch of the Delhi police at Gokalpuri here.

The accused have been identified as Prem Chand, Pappu Saini, Gajender Singh and Ramesh. During interrogation, they purportedly confessed to their involvement in robbery cases.

According to the police, the accused usually targeted copper-wire manufacturing units, shops and showrooms in the trans-Yamuna area. They disposed of the stolen articles to scrap dealers. One of the alleged receivers of the stolen property has been identified as Yasin Kabari, who has his shop in neighbouring Ghaziabad.

Newborn baby missing

NEW DELHI: A newborn baby has gone missing from Bara Hindu Rao Hospital here under highly mysterious circumstances.

According to the police, Shobha, wife of daily wager Sanjay, gave birth to a boy at the hospital on Sunday. Shortly afterwards, a woman dressed as a nurse took the baby away saying that it needed medical care. The woman then vanished with the baby.

The police have registered a case and are investigating.