May 22, 2019

Police identify those involved in theft at Satyarthi's house

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NEW DELHI: Police has identified those burglars who were involved in the theft at Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s house.

Sources said police has identified the burglars involved in the crime and they are likely to be nabbed soon. District police and Crime Branch teams have been investigating the case.

Police had found a pair of shoes in Satyarthi’s house that were suspected to belong to the burglars but they later turned out to be part of the items that were stolen from one of the other houses.

“Earlier, Satyarthi’s son said the shoes belong to his father but after his return, Satyarthi said the shoes don’t belong to him. We thought that the shoes belong to one of the burglars but later it turned out, that they had been left behind by them,” a senior police officer said.

“The shoes had been stolen from one of the other houses that had been broken into and probably were left by the burglars since they didn’t have enough space in their bag,” he said.

The officer said the accused have been identified on the basis of other clues and are likely to be nabbed soon.

The thieves allegedly decamped with the replica of the Nobel Medal and the citation along with a host of other mementos from around the world and some jewellery from Satyarthi’s Kalkaji residence.

Police had said that it appeared that the burglars had come with an intention only to rob jewellery as the other expensive items were left untouched.

Two other houses in the same area as Satyarthi’s had also been broken into.

The child rights activist won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. He shared the prize with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai.

Satyarthi had presented his Nobel Peace Prize medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January, 2015. The original medal has been preserved and is now on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, his office had said. 

LG Baijal inspects newly installed waste transfer stations

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Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inspected the recently installed Fixed Compactor Transfer Station (FCTS) in New Friends Colony which replaced the earlier system of ‘Dhalaos’ to collect and store garbage in the area.

Puneet Goyal, Commissioner South Delhi Municipal Council (SDMC) said that the implementation of this project has brought cleanliness in the area. “The Compactor Station catered to large areas resulting into lesser number of Dhalaos in the area. 5-7 trips of garbage from FCTS to the Waste Energy Plant per day results in non-accumulation of garbage at the Dhalao and also contributes to decreased volume/weight of the garbage,” Goyal said.

According to Goyal, 15 of such stations have been installed in the central zone. LG Baijal said that more such compactor stations and FTCS facility should be set up according to the needs and requirements. Baijal also dedicated newly-procured Heavy Duty Bulldozers and excavators for managing the landfill site to the citizens of Delhi adding that the SDMC has also directed that more such scientific projects for solid waste management are needed in Delhi.

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