Scotland Yard

  • UK: Indianorigin woman, two daughters found dead in London April 15, 2013

    An Indianorigin school laboratory technician and her two daughters were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in west London, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Sunday. Heena Solanki, 34, was found dead along with Prish, 4, and Jasmine, 9, at their home in Midcroft, Ruislip on Friday evening....
  • UK: Indianorigin woman, 2 daughters found dead April 15, 2013

    London: An Indianorigin school laboratory technician and her two daughters have been found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in west London, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Sunday. Heena Solanki, 34, was found dead along with Prish, 4, and Jasmine, 9, at their home in Midcroft, Ruislip on...
  • UK's undercover police stole dead children's identities: Report February 4, 2013

    London: The British police covertly stole the identities of around 80 dead children and issued fake passports in their names for use by undercover Scotland Yard officers, a shocking expose has claimed. The Metropolitan police secretly authorised the practice for covert officers infiltrating protest groups without consulting or informing the children's...
  • Man tasered for brandishing knife outside Buckingham Palace February 4, 2013

    London: A man in his 50's was tasered outside Buckingham Palace in London on Sunday after he was seen holding a knife to his own neck. The incident took place during the Changing of the Guard ceremony, when hundreds of tourists were present. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the...
  • Hoax call: Oz radio staff receives death threats December 14, 2012

    Melbourne: The staff of an Australian radio station, whose DJs made a prank call to a UK hospital that led to the death of an Indianorigin nurse, have received death threats, prompting some of them to move to safehouses. About a dozen staff of Sydneybased 2DayFM radio station have been...
  • 'Hoax call Aus RJs in hiding, undergoing therapy' December 9, 2012

    London/Melbourne: The two Australian radio presenters, who made a prank call to a London hospital for details on Kate Middleton's pregnancy, that apparently led to an Indianorigin nurse's alleged suicide, are said to be in hiding amid global outrage. Mel Greig and Michael Christian, behind the prank call that has...
  • Attackers of Brar to be brought to justice: Britain October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Britain has assured India of its determination to bring the perpetrators of attack on retired Lt General KS Brar to justice and said it will continue updating Indian officials about the investigations in the case. In a letter to External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, British Secretary of State...
  • Khalistan revival movement is very strong: Lt Gen Brar October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Retired Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar, who was attacked in London on Sunday, said the Khalistan revival movement is very strong and funds are coming from groups in Germany, Canada, US and UK. Brar reiterated that the attack was an assassination attempt on him and "not any message...
  • Police question witnesses in Lt Gen KS Brar's attack October 2, 2012

    Lieutenant General KS Brar, the man who led Operation Blue Star in 1984, came under attack from four 'burly, bearded' men on Sunday night. ...
  • CCTV footage can help police find attackers: Lt Gen KS Brar October 2, 2012

    Lieutenant General KS Brar, the man who led Operation Blue Star in 1984, came under attack from four "burly, bearded" men on Sunday night. He said that CCTV footage and a mobile phone from the crime scene could help police find the men who attacked him at his London home. The Scotland...
  • Man falls to death from Heathrowbound plane September 10, 2012

    London: A man, who is believed to be a stowaway, fell thousands of feet to his death from a Heathrowbound jet liner on a car parked in a quiet residential street here. A bloodied body of the young man, who crashlanded on the car parked in the street, was found in...
  • Another woman in terrorlinked arrest in UK July 7, 2012

    London: A woman was arrested in London on Saturday on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an intelligenceled operation in which six persons were held on Thursday, but police said the drill was not linked to the upcoming Olympics in the British capital. Scotland Yard said that the officers...
  • UK: Assange served extradition notice by police June 28, 2012

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was served with a "surrender notice" by Scotland Yard on Thursday, just days after he dramatically took refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London seeking political asylum to block his extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. Earlier in June, 40yearold Assange had lost his...
  • NRIs to face trial for trafficking Indian for sex June 12, 2012

    London: Four NRIs and two Ghana citizens of Indian origin, who were charged by Scotland Yard on May 18 for allegedly trafficking an Indian woman from Hyderabad for sex, will now face trial in October. The six Londonbased individuals were produced before the Westminster Magistrates Court last week and no pleas...
  • UK charges Indians for trafficking woman May 18, 2012

    London: Scotland Yard on Friday charged four Indian citizens and two Ghana citizens of Indianorigin all based in London for allegedly trafficking a woman from Hyderabad for sex. Official sources confirmed that four of the suspects were Indian citizens while two were Ghana citizens of Indianorigin. The six suspects include a computer...
  • Praveen Reddy stabbing: 3 Indians charged in UK February 12, 2012

    London: Three Indians have been charged with the attempted murder of Praveen Reddy, an MBA student at the London Business School, who was critically stabbed on Friday night in the Newham borough of London. The Metropolitan Police told PTI on Sunday that the three are: Amareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri,...
  • Is UK safe for Indian students anymore? February 12, 2012

    London: Yet another Indian student has come under attack in Britain. Praveen Reddy, from Hyderabad, was a student of MBA at the London Business School. On Friday night, he was stabbed several times at a party he was attending in Newham, London, the Scotland Yard said. The boy is currently...
  • London: Indian student stabbed; 11 arrested February 11, 2012

    London: An Indian student, Pravin Reddy, doing an MBA at the London Business School was stabbed on Friday in the London borough of Newham Scotland Yard on Saturday said. Eleven people have been arrested following the stabbing of the Indian student who was not named by the Scotland Yard. Pravin was...
  • Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call February 4, 2012

    London: Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks across the Internet. Unfortunately for the cyber sleuths, the hackers were in on the call...
  • Fresh arrest in British phone hacking case September 7, 2011

    London: A 35yearold man on Wednesday became the sixteenth suspect to be arrested by British police as part of the investigation into phone hacking at the nowdefunct News of the World tabloid of media baron Rupert Murdoch. Officers from Scotland Yard arrested the unnamed man early on Wednesday morning after a...
  • Cop probing UK phonehacking scandal arrested August 20, 2011

    London: In a fresh development in Britain's phone hacking scandal, a police officer has been arrested in relation to leaks during investigation into the unethical news gathering practices at the now defunct News of the World tabloid. The 51yearold detective constable was arrested while at work and bailed as part of...
  • Facial recognition in use after riots August 12, 2011

    London: Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a senior police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard's newly updated facematching program. Chief Constable Andy Trotter of the British Transport...
  • NOTW scandal: Police arrests another journalist August 10, 2011

    London: Greg Miskiw, former news editor of the now defunct News of the World, was arrested on Wednesday by the Scotland Yard team investigating phonehacking at newspaper titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International. Miskiw, 61, was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard said. He was arrested after visiting...
  • We've arrested LulzSec spokesman: Scotland Yard July 28, 2011

    London: Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit has arrested a teenager it suspects of working as the spokesman for the Lulz Security hacking collective, officials said Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police's Central eCrime Unit arrested a 18yearold at an address in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands, the force said in a statement. His name wasn't...
  • Probe in Norwegian killer's UK links July 25, 2011

    London: Scotland Yard is probing links between the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik and associates in Britain, based on mentions about a meeting in London in a document recovered from him after the Friday massacre. Breivik, 32, who has admitted carrying out the Oslo bombing and Utoeya island youth camp shootings...
  • Hindi word is codename for Obama's UK visit May 11, 2011

    London: Guess what's the codename Scotland Yard has chosen for US President Barack Obama's state visit to Britain later this month? It's "chalaque", a Hindi word that means sharp and crafty. An article in the Daily Telegraph said that the Scotland Yard randomly selects codenames and the choice of the word...
  • Scotland Yard's well prepared for the Royal Wedding April 28, 2011

    Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey is a short walk bur Scotland Yard's preparations are extensive for the Royal Wedding on Friday. ...
  • Terror plot foiled in Britain, 12 arrested December 20, 2010

    London: Police in Britain have arrested 12 men on suspicion of preparing a potential plot against targets in the country, police said on Monday. The men, aged between 17 and 28, were detained by unarmed officers in dawn swoops at or near their homes in Cardiff, StokeonTrent, Birmingham and London. The BBC...
  • 26/11 replay warning puts London on alert December 21, 2009

    London: In the bluntest warning issued by British police, Scotland Yard has said that businesses in London could face a Mumbaistyle terror attack early next year. Police are anticipating a shooting and hostagetaking raid involving a small number of gunmen with handguns and improvised explosive devices. ...
  • Scotland Yard warns of Mumbaistyle attack on London December 20, 2009

    London: In the "bluntest" warning issued by British police, Scotland Yard has said that businesses in the city of London could face a Mumbaistyle terror attack early next year. "Mumbai is coming to London," said a senior detective from SO15, the Metropolitan police's counterterrorism command. The detective...