A 22-year-old alcoholic man was arrested by the police in Delhi for allegedly looting and killing a printing press employee in Okhla to get money to buy beer.
On May 26, the police found the dead body of a man near the boundary wall of the domestic container depot in Okhla. The man had been stabbed 14 times, which led to his death. From the man’s pocket, the police found a bank deposit slip bearing the name Arvind Chauhan and an email id written on it. The police scanned the Facebook account with the help of the email id and confirmed the identity of the dead man. The police also found out that Chauhan used to work as a designer at a printing press in Okhla and that his cellphone was missing.
The search for the phone led the police to a man named Manoj, who told the police that he had been sold the phone by another man. The phone, which was bought and sold multiple times, finally led the the police to the accused named Sandeep aka Bulli. On being interrogated by the police, Sandeep confessed to being an alcoholic.
DCP (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal revealed that the accused used to work as a painter in Punjab and had come to the capital around four days ago. On the night of the crime, Sandeep wanted to drink alcohol but did not have the money to buy it. He went to the nearby meat shop and stole a butchers knife after which he went to the container depot. On spotting Chauhan, he attacked him and tried to steal his cellphone. When Chauhan resisted, Sandeep killed him by stabbing him 14 times and fled with his cellphone.
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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