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High-profile, multi-lingual cheat arrested from Goa
A man, who used his knowledge of six foreign languages and a high-profile, to dupe people here on the pretext of exchanging foreign currency has been arrested from Goa, Delhi Police said on Monday.
 
Snigdha Saurav Dash, 28, a resident of Odisha, was arrested by Delhi Police's Crime Branch from Panaji on Sunday, police said. 
 
According to police, Dash was fluent in six foreign languages -- Russain, Spanish, Italian, Thai, Hebrew and Portuguese -- and has visited over 70 countries. 
 
He was arrested following a case filed against him by Sanjay Dutt Sharma on September 5, alleging that Dash fled away with $5,000 of his on the pretext of getting it checked. 
 
Explaining the modus operandi of the accused, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said: "Dash used to rent a premises in any of the commercial complexes in the national capital on hourly basis. And after duping his customers he would run away with the foreign currency leaving them waiting in the hourly-rented cabin."
 
Dash also holds a degree of engineering and has post graduate degree from IMT Ghaziabad.
 
Yadav also said that the accused has started duping the people after meeting D.I. Maitrey, a Russian national in a bar in central Delhi's Connaught Place area in 2015, who was also involved in duping people on the pretext of exchanging foreign currencies. 
 
"During interrogation he confessed that he, along with Maitrey, had cheated a resident of Janakpuri in 2015 of $5,000. And ealier this month he cheated Dutt of $5,000," he said.
 
"After duping Dutt, he went to Russia and spent five days with Maitrey," the officer added.
 
Police has recovered $3,000 out of $10,000 which he had duped.
 
"Dash also claimed that he was working with the BRICS as Marketing Head Associates which is yet to be confirmed," the officer said, adding: "He has earlier also worked with National Geographic Channel as System Analyst."
 
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SRINIVAS SHENOY

8 months ago

Dash is a well educated and appears to have held responsible positions in well known organisations, but unfortunately, instead of using his acquired skills and education justly and usefully, for the betterment of society is using his marketing skills in cheating people.

ACB registers case against DCW chief Swati Maliwal
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government on Tuesday filed a case against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal, official said.
 
ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena told IANS: "A case was registered against Maliwal". 
 
Maliwal was booked under Sections 13 (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Monday night, the ACB said.
 
On Monday morning, the ACB questioned Maliwal for over two hours. 
 
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SRINIVAS SHENOY

8 months ago

It is shocking and sad to hear that the heads of institutions are booked for criminal misconduct, which we nowadays read every second day in the newspaper. But it is always better late than never.

Railways to launch 'Yatri Mitra Sewa' at major stations
The Indian Railways on Monday said it will soon launch a "Yatri Mitra Sewa" service at major stations to assist old and differently abled passengers.
 
"With a view to provide support to old and differently abled passengers requiring assistance at the stations, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce Yatri Mitras Sewa for enabling passengers to book wheelchair services cum porter services," the Railways said in a statement.
 
According to the Railways, the new service at major stations will be provided by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation).
 
"A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose," the statement said.
 
The passengers can book the service from IRCTC e-ticketing website and 139 (IVRS and SMS) or through a dedicated mobile number, the statement said. 
 
The Railways said that passengers will be able to access the service through a mobile application that is being developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
 
The IRCTC may provide the service 'free of cost' through NGOs, charitable trust, PSUs etc, under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) category. 
 
"However, if this service can't be provided ‘free of cost' due to lack of response from NGOs, charitable trust, PSUs etc, IRCTC may arrange this service on payment basis through a service provider or on its own," the statement said.
 
The statement said that the IRCTC will ensure the 'Yatri Mitra' receives the passenger at the entrance of the station and help him/her in boarding the train safely.
 
"The 'Yatri Mitra' will also be available at the coach when the passenger arrives at the designated railway station," the statement added.
 
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SRINIVAS SHENOY

8 months ago

Our Indian Railways has changed its face recently, for the betterment and convenience of passengers. Passenger amenities are upgraded and



Railways is now more customer oriented.

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