Girl criminally assaulted

NEW DELHI: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly criminally assaulted by three young men in a moving jeep near Pataudi village in Haryana on Tuesday night. No one has been arrested so far.

It is learnt that the girl, along with her aunt and her daughter, was waiting for a transport to their house at Jatoli around 6-30 p.m. when a jeep pulled up in front of them. Three young men in the vehicle offered them a lift up to Pataudi village. However, instead of taking them to the village, the accused drove the jeep towards Rewari. When the girl's aunt objected, the accused forced her and her daughter out of the vehicle and drove away with the girl.

It is alleged that the three then took turns to assault the minor girl and then dumped her near a mandi around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

Held for stealing

debit cards

NEW DELHI: An employee of a private bank and her fiancé have been arrested by the South Delhi police for allegedly misappropriating debit cards of genuine customers to make purchases for their marriage.

A complaint had been lodged by the ICICI Bank (Saket Branch) saying that three persons, Priya Abrol, Urmila Niyogi and Shashi Malhotra, had applied for debit cards. While their cards had not reached them, they were getting statements of purchases made against them.

Following investigations, the police arrested a bank employee Archana Biswas who allegedly confessed to having been involved in misappropriation of the debit cards. At her instance, her fiancé Mohammad Rashid was also arrested.

Fee hike proposal flayed

NEW DELHI: Strongly opposing the Union Government's proposal for a steep fee increase in universities across the country, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union on Wednesday described the move as anti-students.

Calling it a continuation of the United Progressive Alliance Government's anti-people policies, the students' union in a statement said, "it is shameful that even in a premier university like JNU, students were facing tremendous financial constraints to pursue their academics''.

Notices to Govt., MCD

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Delhi Government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on a public interest litigation drawing the attention of the Court to alleged running of thousands of unrecognised private schools in the Capital in connivance with the authorities concerned.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma directed the respondents to file replies to the petition by March 29.

The petitioner, Ashok Aggarwal, alleged that there were around 10,000 unrecognised schools in which about 10-lakh children were studying without knowing that their academic career was in jeopardy.

Car catches fire

NEW DELHI: An Opel Astra car caught fire in a lane opposite Modern School on Barakhamba Road here on Wednesday. No one was injured.

According to the fire department, the incident took place in Hailey Lane opposite Modern School around 2-30 p.m. One fire tender was rushed to the spot and the fire was doused within minutes.