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Meat Shops in Delhi to Now be Situated 150m Away From Religious Places



New Delhi: The standing committee of the BJP-led south corporation Friday cleared a revised policy for getting health licences for meat shops, which now mandates an increase in the minimum distance between them and religious places.

The policy along with some amendments was passed by the highest decision-making body of the corporation during its meet at the Civic Centre here. It now awaits nod of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) House.

The new policy also proposes that meat shop owners get their councillor’s permission to operate and specify the size of their shop, a senior SDMC official said.

“If traders submit fake documents then their license will be revoked and a penalty of one lakh will be imposed. Besides, the registration fee would be hiked to Rs 7,000 from the current Rs 5,000 and renewal fee to Rs 5,000 from Rs 3,000,” the official said.

The proposal tabled in the SDMC panel meet says that “no sale, purchase of fish, chicken, mutton, buffalo meat, pork or any other meat will be allowed at any open platform or a place open to the sky”.

The Revised Meat Shop Licensing Policy also mandates increase in the distance between a meat shop and a temple, gurdwara or other religious place or cremation/burial ground.

“Considering the sentiments of people visiting religious places, following will be complied with while granting new license… The minimum distance between a meat shop and a temple, gurdwara or other religious place or cremation/burial ground… should be increased from 100 m to 150 m, if measured from either side/corner/front/side/back side of the meat shop,” reads the proposal.

The distance of the religious place from the meat shop shall be measured through the public pathway or road only, and it shall not be measured through the property of other owners or residents, the revised policy says.

“The condition of 150m from a masjid (mosque) will be applicable in case of a pork shop only, i.e., license for mutton, chicken, fish, and buffalo meat shops can be granted if they are situated less than 100 m from a mosque, provided the same is permitted by the Imam or Managing Committee of the mosque,” it reads.

As per the revised licence policy, “No live animal shall be kept inside a meat shop and… Hides, skins, hoofs uncleaned guts will not be allowed to be to be stored at a meat shop,” it added.

In 2017, the SDMC had proposed a ban on display of “both raw and cooked meat” of all kinds, by shop-owners right outside of their shops, sparking mixed reaction.

South Delhi is home to many eateries and restaurants selling meat products in areas including Hauz Khas, New Friends Colony, Green Park and Lajpat Nagar. Display of skewered kebabs and shawarma is a common sight at eating joints selling meat in various parts of Delhi.

SDMC panel chairperson Shikha Rai Friday also directed that a fresh survey of mobile tower installed in areas in its jurisdiction be conducted. She also pitched for not giving permission for installation of new towers, until old cases are not settled.

A panel member also raised the issue of vehicular chassis “rotting” in junkyard owing to disuse. Rai also directed officials to look into this matter and ensure chassis purchased by the SDMC are properly used and not allowed to go waste.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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