Did gangs of Delhi choose election time to settle old scores

first_imgNew Delhi: When the whole country was gripped by election fever and Delhi was speculating the result of the election after it went to polls on May 12, there was a sudden surge in the shooting spree across the capital especially in the areas like Dwarka, Najafgarh and Rohini.There have been three major shootouts in Delhi within a span of 10 days which killed 3 and injured at least two. The daring daylight shootouts threw the cops into a tizzy and left the people of the capital scared on busy Delhi roads. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe question is whether the Delhi gangs and mafias deliberately choose Election time to settle scores? Though security is at the highest level during the election time but seems like the criminals thought the cops are having busy time with the elections and counting preparations which might give them some time to hide or abscond. However, the bravery of a Delhi police constable Naresh Kumar did save some embarrassment for Delhi Police after the 56-year-old shot dead a criminal Vikas Dalal in the Dwarka Mor shootout. The shootout under the Dwarka Mor metro station created a filmy gangwar scene where gangsters opened heavy fire on a car killing one gangster in the process on a busy road on May 19. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceTwo days prior to this incident a car was intercepted at Rohini road and a man named Manish was fired upon multiple times. A business rivalry and a previous murder was said to be the motive behind the attack. Later, a gym Trainer and Tik Tok sensation Mohit Mor was shot multiple times in Delhi’s Najafgarh by three, one of them a juvenile. Mohit’s murder was related to a land dispute and money transaction between him and gangsters. A day after the Lok Sabha election counting, six men fire indiscriminately on a man in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. The man luckily survived after he was grazed by a bullet.last_img read more

Small levels of radiation in fish

He said that while the radiation levels detected in the fish consignment recently was not at a dangerous level the authorities need to be vigilant as some fish may have even higher levels of radiation. As a result the AEA is to meet fish importers later this month to educate them on the need to carry out the radiation tests in the best interest of the public. (Colombo Gazette) “We began the tests in collaboration with the health ministry and imported fish is not released to the importer until we issue a certification after we carry out the tests at our lab,” Wijeywardena said.Asked for how long such radiation tests will have to be carried out Dr. Wijeywardena said that it’s hard to specify a time period as there are some radioactive material which can remain a threat for several years after it is released in the environment.“There were short term and long term threats from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and we have already dealt with the short term threat. But the long term concern is still there and that is what we are still looking at,” Wijeywardena said. The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Agency (AEA) says it had found small levels of radiation in fish imported to Sri Lanka following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.Chairman of the AEA Dr. Ranjith Wijeyawardena said that tests are being carried out on all types of fish imported to the country. “During our tests we had even detected small levels of radiation in one consignment of imported fish so this shows we need to carry out these tests,” Wijeyawardena told the Colombo Gazette. He said local fish importers have been up in arms over the tests being carried out on the imported fish as it delays the release of the consignment at the port. Wijeywardena said that the tests were initially carried out last year following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan which had damaged a nuclear power plant.Contaminated water was released into the sea following the disaster and this raised fears that fish in a wide area may have been affected by radioactive material. read more