Jaipur, Sep 19 (IANS) The director and a teacher of a school in Sikar in Rajasthan who raped a Class 12 student and then forced her to abort have been detained, police said on Tuesday.
“We have rounded up two persons and are interrogating them,” Sikar Superintendent of Police Vinit Kumar told IANS on phone.
“We are trying to find out the course of events. Based on that, we will take a call on arresting them,” he added.
The teenager was raped for two months. Kumar said the girl’s statement will be recorded after her health improves.
According to reports, the student is undergoing treatment at a Jaipur hospital.
It is alleged that the school director and teacher raped her on the pretext of taking extra classes. When she became pregnant, she was taken to a hospital where her abortion was carried out clandestinely.
After her health deteriorated, she was shifted by her family to a Jaipur hospital.(IANS)
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police on Tuesday conducted raids in the national capital in a bid to arrest fugitive Honeypreet and Aditya Insan, close aides of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Police sources said here that the raids were being conducted in Delhi and nearby areas of the National Capital Region (NCR).
One raid was being conducted in a house in Greater Kailash-II in south Delhi.
The move came a day after Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, moved the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory transit bail.
A court in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, on Monday issued arrest warrants against Honeypreet, Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan.
All three were booked by the Haryana Police on charges of sedition, inciting violence and being involved in the conspiracy to help the Dera chief escape after his conviction by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on August 25 on two counts of raping female disciples in 1999.
The Haryana Police had sounded an international alert against all three.
Honeypreet, in her mid-30s, is on the run since August 25, hours after Ram Rahim was convicted.
She has been the closest aide of Ram Rahim since 2009. The police is on her trail for nearly a month and raids have been conducted in Nepal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana.
Honeypreet, who used to claim that she was Ram Rahim’s “adopted daughter”, starred as the main heroine in five films he directed, produced and acted in, in three years.
Last week, Honeypreet’s former husband, Vishwas Gupta accused her and Ram Rahim of having illicit relations and said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers.
Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 30 lakh.
His conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and 264 injured. Isolated incidents of violence were also reported from Delhi and several other places in Punjab. (IANS)
San Francisco, Sep 26 (IANS) Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China, the media reported.
The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a global observation network for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation, suggested on Monday night that Chinese internet service providers started blocking access to WhatsApp on September 23, reports CNN.
Public reports on Twitter indicated that WhatsApp, which is owned by the US-based social media giant Facebook, became inaccessible for some people on September 19.
Over the last few months, there were a number of WhatsApp disruptions in China.
However, WhatsApp has not made an official announcement on the development.
China has already blocked access to a number of internet companies, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google.
Some people access these services through virtual private networks (VPN), or with tools that disguise internet traffic to circumvent censorship. But the Chinese government has launched a crack down on VPNs this year.
According to Timothy Heath, senior international defence research analyst at the RAND Corporation, the Chinese government does not like that WhatsApp uses strong encryption.
“The government wants to monitor internet communications, and therefore it’s trying to steer its people to use technology that can be accessed and monitored by the government,” Heath told CNN.
Earlier this month, WeChat, a popular chat service in China, notified users of its policies to comply with government requests for information. (ians)
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Bollywood producer Karim Morani surrendered to police here in connection with the alleged rape of a 25-year-old aspiring actress, hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his bail plea.
The “Chennai Express” producer surrendered at the Hayathnagar police station on the city’s outskirts around midnight.
He will be produced before a court later in the day, police said on Saturday.
The Delhi-based woman alleged that Morani raped her on the pretext of marrying her. She alleged that Morani took her nude pictures and videos and sexually exploited her by threatening to post the same on social media.
The police had booked him in January on charges of rape, wrongful confinement, criminal intimidation and cheating.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Morani’s petition challenging the Hyderabad High Court’s verdict cancelling his bail.
The High Court on September 5 had upheld the decision of the sessions court cancelling Morani’s bail.
Morani was booked for cheating, rape, wrongful confinement), criminal intimidation), and cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of marriage under the Indian Penal Code.
The complainant alleged that Morani raped her in Mumbai and also at a film studio in Hyderabad in 2015 after promising to marry her.
The woman, who had done her Bachelor of Business Management (BBA) from Delhi, said she had met Morani through his daughter, who was also a theatre artiste in Mumbai.
The producer, however, had denied the allegations. Morani said the complaint was filed with the sole intention of tarnishing his reputation and image.
The producer’s name had also figured as an accused in the 2G spectrum scam. He was accused of helping channel funds to the tune of Rs 200 crore to popular Tamil television channel Kalaignar TV.