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The Delhi Police has arrested a man for filing a fake robbery complaint and misusing the state machinery for his personal benefit, an official said here on Wednesday. The accused man, identified as Arjun Kumar Kesri, 26, was arrested for fabricating a story to cover up a loss in an online cricket betting application
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Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West District) Gaurav Sharma said the accused had lodged a complaint on January 10 stating that he was robbed of Rs 3.14 lakh by two persons. After this, the police reached the house of the accused (complainant at that time) who narrated a concocted story. He said on Monday around 1 p.m. he had taken Rs 80,000 in cash from his friends and then he took some more cash from his home and took the total Rs 3,14,000 in his scooty and went to Karol Bagh from Kapashera for purchasing mobile.
He had paid Rs 3.14 lakhs and cleared the debts incurred by him due to the online betting. Chris Liverani / Unsplash
"When the accused reached near Farm No. 14, Kapashera Estate, two boys standing in the way hit him near a blind turn, as a result of which he fell down. They gave him some drug and made him unconscious. Thereafter, he was made to sit between the rider and pillion on his own scooty after being blindfolded with a scarf. After this, he was made to roam around three to four hours along with them and then he found himself in the abandoned remote jungle of Rajokari village, Delhi. Then they handed over the key of the scooty to him and asked him to open the boot of the scooty. In order to save his cash from the accused, he threw the key in the bushes of the jungle. On this they hit him with their fists and then escaped with the cash kept inside the scooty, leaving him and the scooty behind," the accused complainant told the police.
Thereafter the police recorded his statement and a case was registered and investigation taken up. During interrogation of the complainant, suspicions arose about his statement as he was changing his version on the basis of police questions and failed to give the complete chain of events. The analysis of the CCTV footage and call detail records further pointed the needle of suspicion towards the complainant himself. During sustained interrogation, the accused confessed that he had concocted the whole story and that he was neither robbed nor abducted or intoxicated as earlier stated by him in the FIR.
CCTV footage and call detail records further pointed the needle of suspicion towards the complainant himself. Victor / Unsplash
The cash was profit from the joint business of mobile handset sales with his brothers and to cover his loss in online cricket betting, he had paid Rs 3.14 lakhs to one Kapil and cleared the debts incurred by him due to the online betting. The whole act was done with a view to explain to his brothers about the loss of money. The police have initiated legal proceedings against the complainant-accused. (IANS/SP)
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North Korea accused the United States of robbery Tuesday and demanded the immediate return of a cargo ship seized for allegedly violating international sanctions.
In a statement in the official Korean Central News Agency, North Korea’s foreign ministry warned of unspecified “consequences” in response to the U.S. seizure of the vessel.
“The U.S. should carefully deliberate what consequences will follow in the current situation derived by their robbery and promptly return our ship,” the Tuesday statement read.
The KCNA statement claimed the seizure violates the 2018 agreement between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to improve bilateral relations.
The United States announced last week it had seized the Wise Honest, which was originally detained in April 2018 by Indonesian authorities.
The 17,000-ton vessel, North Korea’s second-largest cargo ship, had been used to export North Korean coal in violation of international sanctions, U.S. officials say. It is the first time that U.S. officials seized a North Korean vessel.
The move further strained ties between North Korea and the United States, which appear to be re-entering a period of hostility after a year of nuclear talks.
In recent weeks, North Korea has resumed testing ballistic missiles after refraining from such launches for a year-and-a-half.
U.S. officials have shrugged off the three short-range missile tests, saying the door remains open for talks with the North.
At their first summit in June 2018, Trump and Kim vowed to improve relations and to work “toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
The talks broke down when a second Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam in February failed to result in a deal.
At that summit, Kim offered to dismantle a key North Korean nuclear site in exchange for the United States easing sanctions that are hurting the North’s economy.
Trump insisted he would not ease sanctions until North Korea agrees to abandon its entire nuclear weapons program.
The seizure of the Wise Honest is part of what U.S. officials have described as a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the North.
Under a series of U.S. and United Nations sanctions, North Korea is prohibited from a broad range of economic activities, including exports of materials such as coal.
North Korea has evaded the sanctions, in part by using dozens of ships such as the Wise Honest to conduct ship-to-ship transfers of raw materials.
When it was detained in 2018, the Wise Honest was carrying about 25,500 tons of coal — a load valued at around $3 million at the time.
U.S. officials believe North Korea uses the money from coal sales to fund its weapons program.
The ship arrived this week at the port of Pago Pago in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. (VOA)
A host of home break-ins have occurred in Chicago recently, leaving residents concerned for their safety. On November, 3, two masked men broke into a home in Back of the Yards which was occupied by three adults and a young child. They then callously stole a number of personal effects and set the property on fire before fleeing the scene. Meanwhile, a series of thefts have been reported in the Portage Park neighborhood. Thankfully, these types of losses are usually covered by your home insurance policy. However, extra precautions should be taken by homeowners looking to fight back against Chicago’s home thieves.
Safeguarding your home with a firearm
The two men who entered the property on South Damen Avenue were armed with a handgun which was used to strike the 56-year-old male occupant of the property. It’s in cases like this where homeowners can utilize their own firearms to protect both themselves and their property. Illinois state law permits individuals to keep guns in their home so long as they hold a valid FOID card. In October, a 71-year-old Chicago homeowner used his firearm to shoot an intruder in the hand, before the police turned up and arrested the suspect. Police confirmed that the elderly shooter would not face charges as he had a concealed carry license.
Make life difficult for burglars
It is not yet known how the masked duo broke into the family home in Back of the Yards. However, one of the simplest ways to prevent thieves from breaking into your property is to make it difficult for them. Safewise states that the average burglary takes just 10 minutes to complete as intruders want to be in and out as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of being caught. It’s best to avoid glass doors and surrounds as these are easily broken into. Similarly, don’t provide access to a criminal in the form of a large pet flap on your door. Additionally, you should always ensure that your home’s doors and windows are secured – even on hot night.
Hook up security cameras
Sadly, the two intruders who set light to the South Damen property have not yet been caught. Following the break-in, theft and subsequent fire, the pair reportedly ran away in an unknown direction and the local police and investigating the incident. However, one way to deter burglars is to hook up security cameras around your home. Studies show homes with security cameras are 300% less likely to broken into. This is because security cameras increase the risk of a criminal being caught after they’ve committed their crime as high-quality images will be released of them. Therefore, they are less likely to choose your home as a target, especially if you stick signs up outside your home stating that 24/7 video surveillance is in use.
With a spate of home break-ins occurring in Chicago recently, homeowners are rightly worried about their safety. But by keeping a firearm in your home, using security cameras and by making your home difficult to break into, you’ll be better protected than ever before.
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Nov 18, 2016: I saw cops chasing a guy down the street the other day. My first thought was, “Man, those guys are going to get great scores on their fitness band.”
Police and robbers should agree to a 30-second window between any actual bank robbery and the ensuing chase to give time for both sides to turn their step-counters on. Robber: “Ready, chap?” Cops: “Wait. Just need to click this. Okay, let’s do this thing.”
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This writer canvassed sources for other offbeat getaways and a colleague shared an odd one from Ecuador. A professional footballer was in the middle of a game last month when police arrived to arrest him for non-payment of alimony. He pretended to become injured (footballers spend most of their training hours practising this) and was transferred by stretcher to an ambulance while police watched helplessly from the other side of the field.
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But perhaps the most cost-effective getaway of recent times was a curious theft in India this summer. Bank security guards put a large cash payment in a tightly secured train carriage. Robbers sitting on the roof of the moving train cut a hole into the carriage, snatched the money, and then jumped off. They were a huge distance away when the robbery was discovered — and they hadn’t spent a cent on a getaway car.
Someone reading over my shoulder (GO AWAY) has just referred me to a case from Kent in 2008. The robbers had a regular getaway car, but used a driver who just didn’t have the right mindset for car chases. They were only about 250 metres from the place they’d raided when a traffic light turned red. The driver stopped the car and politely signalled right to show pursuers which way they were going. Police caught them within minutes.
Also in 2008 was a case in Malaysia where robbers used a getaway car that was too small for all the money they had stolen. And there was a 2012 case in Texas where a bank customer got so scared during an armed robbery that she ran outside and drove away in the first car she could find — which turned out to be the robbers’ getaway car.
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But going back to escaping on foot, a long run through the centre of any city will boost your score on Pokemon Go and provide good opportunities to distract police officers chasing you. Robber (glancing at smartphone screen): “Oh my goodness, there’s a legendary Articuno, a Pokemon which has never been caught.” Cop: “Where? I mean, stop, there!” (Cops slow down and pull out phones.)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a taxi to work, waving my fitness band out of the window all the way. (IANS)