Delhi Encounter

  • SC says no to probe for Delhi encounter killings October 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea for an independent judicial probe into the killings of two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists and a Delhi Police inspector in the September 2008 Batla House shootout in Jamia Nagar at New Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and...
  • Injured bank robbers frightening doctors at Delhi hospital January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The four bank robbers, who were injured in police firing here Monday evening, are reportedly terrorizing the doctors and hospital staff at the AIIMS Trauma Care Centre, where they are undergoing treatment. The gang's chief Satya Prakash especially seems to be intimidating doctors and staff in the ward where...
  • Batla House encounter: Arjun Singh for judicial probe January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday favoured a judicial inquiry into the Batla House gun battle in which two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed by the Delhi Police. "In democracies, it is always better to make things clear," Singh said when asked about his opinion on...
  • 4 robbers held in south Delhi after gunfight January 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested four bank robbers from the Green Park area of South Delhi after an encounter on Monday afternoon. Two police teams from Lodhi Road police station engaged the robbers in a gunbattle in South Delhi after getting information that a group of 10 criminals were in...
  • Slain cop MC Sharma recommended for Ashok Chakra January 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The name of Delhi Police inspector MC Sharma, who was gunned down in a shootout with suspected terrorists of Indian Mujahideen last year in the capital, has been recommended for the Ashok Chakra award, a senior police officer said on Friday. “Sharma was very dedicated and had an exemplary...
  • Jamia University complains to EC over BJP ad November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia has approached the Election Commission against an advertisement by the BJP accusing the varsity of spending its funds to "defend" terror suspects. In its letter to Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, Jamia Vice-Chancellor Mushirul Hasan denied using any funds for defending the terror accused and said...
  • Rs 10 lakh to Jamia terror suspects: Amar Singh November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party has announced that the party will give Rs 10 lakh to the Jamia Millia Islamia students who were arrested on the charge of being allegedly involved in the September 13 blasts in Delhi. Samajwadi Party General Secretary, Amar Singh, made the announcement on Thursday evening while...
  • Alleged IM terrorist wants to help nab others October 27, 2008

    Mumbai: Mansoor Peerbhoy, who allegedly wrote the terror mails ahead of serial blasts in various parts of the country, has expressed his willingness to become an approver and help the investigating agencies. Peerbhoy, a software engineer arrested for his links with terror group Indian Mujahideen, filed an application before a MCOCA...
  • The profile of a white-collared alleged terrorist October 27, 2008

    Pune: Mohammed Asgar Mansoor Peerbhoy would never strike as a radical, jehadi terrorist to anyone who met him in the day-to-day life. He is like any successful, white collared gentleman one could meet anyplace. The 31-year-old software engineer employed with Yahoo! had everything going for him, till he allegedly got into...
  • Delhi encounter: Rights group seeks judicial probe October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: A rights organisation on Monday moved a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking a judicial inquiry into the shootout in Jamia Nagar here in which two suspected terrorists were killed. NGO Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), in its petition, has raised doubts about the authenticity of...
  • Shahi Imam threatens mass campaign against Govt October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the current state of affairs of Muslims in India, especially the targeting of Muslims in the name of countering terrorism. "Muslims are severely offended at the indiscriminate arrests of...
  • 'Beat' report: Journos attacked in Jamia Nagar, 1 held October 18, 2008

    New Delhi: One person was arrested and search was on for another on Saturday, a day after a mob beat up a group of mediapersons in Jamia Nagar in south Delhi where two suspected terrorists were shot dead last month. "We have arrested one person, Azhar, in connection with the assault...
  • Jamia, a reality check to cash in on vote bank? October 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Ahead of Assembly Elections in five states, the competition among political parties to tap into the unease in the Muslim community over the Jamia Nagar encounter has intensified. Late on Friday night, Samajwadi Party’s Amar Singh and Trinamool leader Mamata Bannerjee joined hands and demanded a probe into the...
  • Amar, Mamata demand probe into Jamia encounter October 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The Jamia Nagar encounter is slowly turning into an election issue with various political leaders now raking up the controversy, ostensibly to appease the Muslim vote-bank. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party’s general secretary Amar Singh visited Jamia Nagar area of New Delhi on Friday, and demanded...
  • Jamia 'confessions': HC asks how journos got them October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi Police how a weekly news magazine obtained details of the alleged confessional statements of three suspected terrorists arrested for the serial bombings in the capital Sep 13. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar...
  • Delhi blasts accused used fake documents at Jamia October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Atif Amin, the alleged mastermind of the Sep 13 serial blasts in the Capital who was gunned down in a shootout with the police last month, used a fake certificate to get admitted to the Jamia Millia here, police said on Tuesday. “Amin, 24, submitted a fake B.Sc....
  • Communal terror on NIC agenda | NDA to corner UPA October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Integration Council meeting began a short while ago in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is chairing the meet. On Sunday, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP ministers wrote letters to the Prime Minister on Sunday demanding to include the issue of terrorism in the...
  • NDA to corner UPA on terrorism at NIC meet October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Integration Council (NIC) meeting will take place on Monday in New Delhi where the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi want the issue terrorism on the agenda. However, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) wants to discuss another issue - religious fundamentalism. So NIC is...
  • Amar Singh offers legal aid to Delhi blasts suspects October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: It was a visit which was planned to create a political furore, and Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh, the master of political double speak has succeeded yet again. A single trip to Jamia was enough for him to demand a judicial probe into what he thought was a...
  • Clear doubt on how inspector died: Amar Singh October 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Fifteen days after the special cell encounter in Delhi's Jamia Nagar, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh visited Batla house, demanding a judicial probe into the police encounter with alleged terrorists. But while the SP leader cast doubts on the face of it, he was also quick to hand...
  • Arjun defends Jamia V-C, Govt keeps a distance September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: After the Delhi blasts, the Government wanted to send out the impression that it wasn't soft on terror. But then, another problem surfaced with the arrests and the encounter in Jamia Nagar - alienation of the minority. The apprehension of the Muslim community over the arrests in Jamia...
  • Jamia students on 'branding' | Hope and fear at AMU September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Holding posters and waving the tricolour, hundreds of students and staff of the Jamia Millia Islamia University took part in a peaceful march on the campus on Thursday morning. Students say they feel re-assured that the university is united to protect them. They say it was a good...
  • Tribute to encounter hero, flyover named after him September 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The family of inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who died fighting militants last week would receive a sum of nearly Rs 30 lakh from Delhi Police. In addition, the civic agency has named a city flyover after him. Delhi Police have also offered Sharma's wife a job in the department. “Ex-gratia...
  • Delhi blasts: Court rejects terror suspect's bail plea September 24, 2008

    New Delhi: A trial court dismissed the bail plea of Abdur Rehman, the caretaker of the house where the encounter with terror suspects took place last week. He was arrested on Sunday from south Delhi's Jamia Nagar area for his alleged involvement in the five blasts on September 13 that...
  • Jamia Nagar wants to know 'real' shootout story | 'Terrorists' buried September 23, 2008

    New Delhi: While the Delhi police have a foolproof story on the Jamia Nagar shootout, but in times of terror, not everybody is convinced. In Jamia Nagar, the scene of the gunbattle between police and suspected terrorists, everybody wants to know beyond the official version. “Many people...
  • Terror suspects killed in Delhi encounter buried September 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The two alleged terrorists, Atif and Sajid, killed during the Friday's shootout in South Delhi were buried after post-mortem on Monday. Amidst heavy police presence, the bodies were taken to graveyard in Nizamuddin for burial late in the evening. The relatives complained that they were kept waiting for...
  • Indian Muslim: Victim, suspect in war on terror September 23, 2008

    The conspiracy behind the September 13 serial blasts in New Delhi has been uncovered, say authorities. The blasts were allegedly carried out by a team of disgruntled Muslim youths who authorities say were members of the Indian Mujahideen and the Students Islamic Movement of India who get material support from the...
  • Delhi Encounter: Arrested gatekeeper moves court September 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Father of terror suspect Zia-ur-Rehman, Abdul Rehman, who was arrested in connection with the serial blasts in the Capital, approached a city court on Monday seeking bail. Abdul was arrested on Sunday from south Delhi's Jamia Nagar area for his alleged involvement in the five blasts on September 13...
  • Mohan Chand Sharma given a martyrs' farewell September 21, 2008

    New Delhi: In his death, Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was as much of a hero as in his life. He was cremated with full state honours by a grieving but proud family. Friday's gunbattle was Sharma's 76th encounter. He had rushed to Jamia Nagar directly from the hospital where his son...
  • SP red-faced after MP defends terror suspects' kin September 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party (SP) is in a political quandary after it defended the families of two arrested terror suspects, fearing alienation of its Muslim vote bank. SP MP Abu Asim Azmi on Saturday said that it was unjust to target the families of Saif and Abu Bashar, who were...