1 held for selling bikes with fake documents

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NOIDA: A 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating people by selling them newly purchased two-wheelers financed from banks using fake documents and identity proofs. The accused, Aiyaaz, was arrested from near Kakrala police chowki at 12.40 am on Monday. Aiyaaz and main accused Kuldeep, who is allegedly a lawyer, would take take loans from the banks for vehicles promising to pay EMIs every month. “The bank would sanction the loans but when EMIs have to be paid every month, the bank officials would seek the same from the residents…

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Delhi-based trader shot dead by bikers in Sahibabad

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GHAZIABAD: A 60-year-old Delhi-based chemical trader was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in Ghaziabad on Monday. The victim has been identified as Anil Khera, a resident of Model Town in Delhi. Khera was shot dead in the Rajendra Nagar Industrial Area of Sahibabad where he had arrived in the afternoon to meet a client in his factory. Police said Khera had sustained a single bullet injury on his back. The client, Sushil Tiwari, runs a garment processing factory and used to procure chemicals and colours from Khera’s supply store…

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Cash collection agent alleges robbery, cops suspect foul play

Ghaziabad: A collection agent of a pre-paid calling card service firm was allegedly robbed of Rs 5 lakh by three men in Ghaziabad on Monday. The victim, Sanjay Saini, claimed that he was robbed in Kaushambi on his way to the bank. However, the cops seem sceptical and further investigation is underway. “The victim initially told us that he was robbed of Rs 5 lakh. We took him to all the places from where he had collected cash in the afternoon. A sum of Rs 2.48 lakh added up from…

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Residents welfare associations seek shifting of Sector 54 dump site, form protest panel

Noida: More than half-a-dozen residents welfare associations of sectors 22, 23, 52, 53, 55 56, 58, 35 etc. held a meeting on Monday at Sector 56 community centre to discuss measures for addressing solid waste management and its disposal in the city. “Monday’s meet of over half-a-dozen RWAs was a necessary action to figure out ways to handle the situation of garbage disposal in the long run,” said Mahendra Singh Kushwaha, RWA, general secretary, Sector 56. While most of the RWAs demanded shifting of Sector 54 dump site to another…

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BJP councillor husband lets out house to bookies, held

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Ghaziabad: The husband of a BJP councillor has been arrested for allegedly leasing out a house from where an IPL betting syndicate would operate. Tisu Tyagi (46), the husband of Ruby Tyagi, the BJP councillor of ward 31 of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, was picked up along with nine others during a raid on the house in Nandgram on Sunday. Police sources said an undercover team had recovered from the house a revolver, a laptop, seven mobile phones and Rs 1.6 lakh in cash. “As of now, the primary involvement of…

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Gangster ‘liaised with Shakeel’ in murder plot

Greater Noida: A day after an alleged shooter associated with the dreaded Chhota Shakeel gang was nabbed in a shootout, the police have confirmed that he and three other youths were involved in planning the murder of Swami Chakrapani, national president of All India Hindu Mahasabha. Chakrapani had bought underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s car for Rs 32,000 at an auction in Mumbai in 2015 and burnt it in Ghaziabad. The police also released the criminal history of the accused, Manish, who has at least 25 cases of loot registered against…

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Racket sends fake L&T mails to aspirants

Ghaziabad: A number of job aspirants who have posted their resume on employment websites have complained that they have been getting emails from people posing as HR officials of Larsen and Toubro and are being told to deposit around Rs 10,000 in a bank account before appearing for an interview. Rahul Mishra (29), a mechanical engineer who lives near Ghaziabad railway station, said he received an email four days ago in which the sender asked him to deposit Rs 9,850 into accounts in Dena or Vijaya banks by May 19…

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Youth fires at uncle during ‘panchayat’ meeting in Dadri

Greater Noida: A youth had allegedly fired at his uncle during a panchayat session that had been organised in Dadri city’s Chitera village in order to settle a land dispute between two cousins on Monday. Around 20-30 people had flocked to the session that was being held to settle a dispute between Lakshman and Satte, two cousins who have each bought plots of 300 acres. Satte had allegedly refused to part with a portion of his land to allow his cousin Lakshman to construct an approach road towards his plot.…

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PCR van drivers in Noida go on strike, patrolling in limbo

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Noida: Altogether 129 drivers, who are responsible for ferrying policemen in 43 PCR vans, have gone on an indefinite strike since Monday alleging they have not been paid their salaries for the past eight months because of a dispute over shift hours between the Noida Authority and the police department. Police patrolling was partially affected across Noida on Monday as the drivers refused to ferry the cops. The Dial 100 vans, however, patrolled the city. The drivers said the dispute over their pay started after July last year when the…

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Gang stole 1,000 cars here, sold them in north-east

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NOIDA: The arrest of a 40-year-old man has led Noida police to a gang that stole high-end cars in NCR using key tool programmers and sold them to contacts in Manipur and other north-eastern states. Sources in the police force said the gang would break open the cars and use a tablet key programmer called X-toolpad to start the vehicles. The tool pad is easily available online for a few thousand rupees and its functioning can be learnt on YouTube. According to sources, the gang, which comprised at least 10-12…

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