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Police nab trio for burglary, assault

| | Haldwani | in Dehradun

Haldwani police have arrested three men accused of burglarising a home and severely beating a woman on Tuesday. They also recovered the loot from the trio.

On the basis of a tip off, the police caught three persons on a two-wheeler and on questioning, the trio confessed to the crime. It will be recalled that on Tuesday, criminals had burglarised the home of Mohan Singh Rana when his wife Anita Rana was alone at home.

They hit her on the head with an iron rod causing severe injury. The accused Chandra Vallabh Joshi, Pawan Kumar Kholia and Parvesh Singh said that they were already familiar with Anita. Since the house was for sale, they often used to visit the home. They said that on the day of the incident they found the woman alone and home and attacked her. Believing her to be dead, they stole jewellery and other items from the home.

They were planning to divide the cash after selling the ornaments to a jeweller when they were caught by the police. According to the police, the trio said that they had entered the home with an intention to commit burglary. While Joshi and Singh had entered the home, Kholia remained outside keeping a watch.

HC seeks report on crimes from SSP

Nainital:The High Court has directed the Nainital senior superintendent of police to submit a report on the burglary and murder cases during the recent past in Haldwani by July 16. The division bench of chief justice KM Joseph and justice Sharad Kumar Sharma issued this direction when the Nainital SSP Janmejay Khanduri appeared in person in the court on Thursday as ordered by the high court which had taken cognisance of the such serious crimes taking place at an alarming rate in Haldwani.

According to the case details, the high court took cognisance of the said crimes in Haldwani and considering media reports as basis took up the case in the form of a public interest litigation.

The HC bar association head Lalit Belwal told the division bench that on the lines of system implemented in Delhi, people in Haldwani should also be enabled to inform the police about such crimes at the press of a single button on the mobile phone.

The court asked the SSP about the steps taken by the police to stop serious crimes. He informed the court that two platoons of the Provincial Armed Constabulary had been posted in Haldwani. Investigation in to recent crimes is still underway, he informed.

After hearing the case, the division bench directed the SSP to submit a report on steps taken to stop serious crimes and the investigation report related to recent cases of serious crimes in the court by July 16.




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