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Sena squad for Kotla

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: The students' wing of Shiv Sena today said it has formed a group of volunteers to prevent the April 17 Indo-Pak One-day International from being played in Delhi.

"A `balidani jatha' of around 100 Shivsainiks has been formed and these include the activists who had dug up the Kotla pitch (on January 6, 1999 prior to an Indo-Pak match)," the Bhartiya Vidyarthi Sena said in a statement here.

It said India should not play cricket with Pakistan till it hands over to India 20 terrorists, including Dawood Ibrahim, and closes down militant training camps running there.

Man held for flesh trade

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: A 20-year-old man has been arrested by the Crime Branch from a hotel in South-West Delhi on charges of indulging in flesh trade.

According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), Tejinder Luthra, through a newspaper advertisement, the police came to know about men into flesh trade. At their instance, a woman journalist approached one of the suspects, later identified as Ravinder, who demanded Rs. 5,000 from her. Subsequently, he asked the journalist to meet him near a Mahipalpur traffic signal, from where he took her to Shalimar Hotel.

Soon after the woman journalist handed over an advance sum of Rs. 1,000 to Ravinder, the police raided the place and arrested him red-handed.

During interrogation, Ravinder allegedly disclosed that the male prostitution racket of which he was a part was spread to other cities like Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The police identified the kingpin of the racket as Mohit, who frequented Ravinder's finance office at Nizamuddin.

Baby-swapping alleged

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: A 24-year-old woman on Thursday alleged that her newborn baby was exchanged with a dead one at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital.

According to the complaint lodged by Sarbari, wife of Gulab, she was admitted to the hospital around 7-30 a.m. after which delivered a baby. But when she regained consciousness, her baby had been swapped with a dead one. For their part, the hospital authorities claimed that Sarbari had given birth to a dead baby.

Auto lifters nabbed

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: Two alleged auto-lifters were arrested at Saraswati Vihar in North-West Delhi on Wednesday.

According to the police, head constable Dharm Pal and constable Satender were posted on Ring Road near Beriwala Bagh when they noticed two young men moving on a motorcycle without a number plate. Subsequently, the duo intercepted the motorcycle. During questioning, the suspects -- identified as Khurshid Ahmed and Shakir -- disclosed that they had stolen the vehicle from Saraswati Vihar. The two were then arrested.

Offenders arrested

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: Two alleged proclaimed offenders were arrested from Chandni Chowk and Kotwali Kashmere Gate in Central Delhi on Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as Vijay, a resident of Pitampura, and Imran, a resident of Sultanpuri. The police said Vijay was declared a proclaimed offender in an Excise Act case registered at Mangolpuri police station, while Imran was wanted in connection with a theft case registered at Kotwali police station.

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