first_imgNew Delhi: A criminal, who had been evading arrest since 2016, was arrested from east Delhi on Monday after a brief gunfight, police said on Monday. During the gunfight, the accused was hit in his left toe while a policeman was also injured, the police said. According to the police, the accused, identified as Arik Rehman, faces two murder cases, as well as cases under the Arms Act and others. “We had received specific inputs about the accused coming to meet someone in the Khajuri Khas area, following which a trap was laid. When the police spotted him, he was asked to stop but opened fire at the police, who fired back,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast, Atul Kumar Thakur. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items During the exchange of fire, a constable identified as Manoj was hit by a bullet in his left leg, while Rehman was also hit in his left toe while trying to flee. “The constable and the accused were taken to the GTB hospital where they are undergoing treatment and their condition is said to be stable. Rehman had been trying to evade arrest since 2016. He kept on changing locations to save himself. A case under relevant sections has been registered against him,” said Thakur.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConfusion rife over GuySuCo’s Senior leadershipApril 13, 2018In “latest news”Any GuySuCo board headed by Thomas could be illegal – NandlallApril 17, 2018In “GuySuCo board illegal – Nandlall”Govt’s scant regard for Sugar industry evident by absence of GuySuCo Board- GAWUJuly 26, 2018In “Business” Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder told reporters on Thursday that Cabinet is still continuing deliberations on the appointment of a Board of Directors for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) while adding that new names are being looked at.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder“Well we’re discussing. We’re discussing names. Couple names. We are discussing couple names,” he said.Of recent, there have been reports of an apparent tug-a-war within the Coalition over the sugar industry, which is now under the control of a Special Purpose Unit (SPU) that was created under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) for the divestment process.In fact, last month NICIL published the names of the new board in an advertisement but State Minister Joseph Harmon shortly after said that there were some issues with regards to the timing of the publication and that Cabinet was reviewing the matter.According to the advertisement which placed in the local dailies on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the new Board was approved by Cabinet on February 26, 2018 and the appointments took effect on March 1.Reports have since surfaced about disagreements allegedly between Ministers from the two coalition parties regarding the chairmanship and members of the GuySuCo Board.However, Minister Holder today brushed aside those reports of an apparent power struggle, saying his ministry is constitutionally responsible for the sugar industry.SPU Head and proposed GuySuCo Board Chairman, Colvin Heath-London“The Corporation is totally and solely on the Government of Guyana. The Ministry of Agriculture answers to Parliament for what happens in GuySuCo and I am accountable to this Nation for its activities. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture should have responsibility for GuySuCo, therefore the Ministry of Agriculture will appoint a board,” he explained.The Agriculture Minister went onto outline that NICIL is a creature of the Government and thus carries out instructions from the Executive.“NICIL is a creature of the Government. NICIL is a holding company . It holds the shares for GuySuCo, it holds the shares for GuyOIL,  it holds the shares for GPL. It’s a holding company. It is not a Government and therefore carries out instructions of the Government…perhaps someone didn’t tell NICIL their role,” he said. read more