Briton’s body found in plastic sack in Delhi

April 28, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

New Delhi: The decomposed body of a British national was found in a plastic bag outside a shop here in the capital, police said yesterday.

Earlier, police said the body appeared to be of an African national. The man was later identified as British citizen Rodick Andrew Reymond, in his 40s.

The plastic sack containing the body was spotted by passers-by in Nizamuddin area of south Delhi yesterday. “The highly decomposed body was stuffed in a plastic sack. It had head injuries, and the hands and legs were tied,” said a police officer. Reymond was identified on the basis of a passport found in his pocket.

Police said the body was taken to a hospital and a case of murder has been registered. The British embassy has also been informed about the case.

Congress leader proposes death for drug smugglers

Pathankot: Punjab Congress President Pratap Singh Bajwa yesterday said that he would bring in a legislation proposing death penalty for those indulging in drugs trade.

Bajwa, a sitting Congress MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and the party’s candidate against BJP’s Vinod Khanna this time, said that if he got re-elected, he would move a private member’s bill proposing death penalty for the drug dealers, smugglers and their political patrons.

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and opposition Congress leaders have openly accused each other in recent months of being involved in the multi-million dollar drugs racket in Punjab. Research in recent years has shown that a substantial population in Punjab, especially among youth, were indulging in drugs consumption and were addicted.

Bajwa, who has himself been accused by the Akali Dal leadership for allegedly being involved with the drugs mafia, said that political patronage to the drug smuggling racket by certain Akali Dal leaders was “too well known and corroborated” in Punjab.

“The country would have to adopt the policy of zero tolerance to drugs and this could be done only by proposing strong steps on the pattern of Singapore and Dubai,” Bajwa said in a statement here.

Delhi Metro engineers to be trained in Malaysia 

New Delhi: Delhi Metro yesterday said its engineers will go to Malaysia to improve their skills in underground tunnelling. Delhi Metro also plans to open its own tunnel training academy here. Delhi Metro has tied up with the Tunnel Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur, and the first batch of its 10 engineers will be there next month.

Delhi Metro managing director Mangu Singh said in a statement that the skills learnt in Malaysia will help the engineers to tunnel 53km of Metro line in the existing network as well as two new lines. All this forms Phase III of the Metro network, he said. “The training is aimed at increasing the level of skills of the Delhi Metro engineers in underground tunnelling,” he said. Delhi Metro ferries about 2.3 million passengers every day on its network.Agencies