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New Delhi: A 50-year-old Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector has been arrested for allegedly raping the domestic help of his friend, police said on Saturday. A court here sent the accused to 14 days’ judicial custody.

The incident took place on Thursday night in west Delhi’s Rani Bagh when Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Jagveer Singh, who is deputed to the Punjabi Bagh police station, went to his friend’s place and assaulted the 23-year-old victim under the influence of alcohol.

Jagveer was held after the victim approached police on Friday and filed a written complaint against him, police said.

“After victim’s medical examination which confirmed rape, the ASI was arrested,” said a police officer.

Investigations have revealed that the accused met the woman’s employer a few months ago during the investigation of a case and befriended him.

“On the day of the incident, the accused visited his friend’s house and stayed there after a party.

“The woman was asked by her employer to take ASI Singh to the guest room where the accused raped her. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she informed anyone about the incident,” said the officer.

The woman later called the police control room and informed about the incident. A case was registered on Friday.

When asked about it on Saturday, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said: “We will not wait for a departmental inquiry. The ASI will be dismissed. Any violence against a woman will not be tolerated.” (IANS)

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11th Edition of The IAAF Gold Label Race Postponed to October 21

Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: "This year is a special milestone for us, as Program completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying."

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Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr
Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the Gold Label Race. Flickr

In a move to avoid the winter smog and pollution in the national capital, Procam International, the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), on Thursday advanced the 11th edition of the IAAF Gold Label Race to October 21.

Around 35,000 running enthusiasts are expected to take part in the annual race, as the organisers announced the registrations for all five categories — Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens Run (4.3km) and Champions with Disability Run (2.4Km).

The registration for the Gold Label Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr
The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Flickr

The registration for the Half Marathon and Open 10K will commence on Friday and stay open till September 7. Registrations for the Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and the Champions with Disability Run will also open on Friday and close on September 28.

Announcing the details of the upcoming race, Procam International Joint Managing Director Vivek Singh, said: “This year is a special milestone for us, as Procam completes 30 years and to see our vision taking shape in this fashion is very satisfying.”

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“When we introduced this distance in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most prestigious races and more importantly get Delhi running,” he added. (IANS)

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