Breakthrough in 1995 murder case to get a blood sample
In 1998 an Indian doctor, Dr. Rajendra Rokhav, was convicted of the 2005 murder of Dr. Praveen Mehta, an Indian pediatrician and a member of Dr. M. Sankaraner-Singh’s family, and sentenced to life in prison for murder. The blood sample from Mehta’s body was eventually extracted from a suspect’s fingernail. His DNA was also linked to another murder of Dr. Mehta. Dr. Rokhav was cleared of a 1998 conspiracy charge stemming from the 1992 murder of a young Pakistani girl, though his conviction was thrown out because he was too old to testify.
In September 1999, three men were arrested in Texas for attempting to flee to the United States under false pretenses from San Jose, Calif., to meet with investigators for the 1995 murder of Atefa Rahmani. That incident is still a hot-button issue in Pakistan, despite a 1995 conviction for her death. In January 2004, the Pakistani military arrested Atefa’s mother, Atefa’s brother and a number of his relatives. But in August the Pakistani government announced that the body of Atefa had been returned to her family.
In September 2003, Pakistani police arrested Dr. Saifullah Akhtar, a leading authority on nuclear weaponry and a former top nuclear scientist working for the CIA, in a conspiracy with Israeli government officials to kill Pakistani nuclear scientists suspected of collaborating with Pakistani scientists to build a nuclear weapon. In 1999, he testified against Pakistanis convicted for attempting to assassinate Osama bin Laden. In 2011, Akhtar said that he would cooperate with investigators in Pakistan if he could return to the United States, after it was established that he was never convicted.
Pakistan is a country with a wide range of law enforcement agencies, which are highly secretive, and even where they do talk, people generally do not believe them. “In some aspects you don’t know who your neighbor is to you and you don’t trust their motives and you don’t trust their word either and you don’t trust them to tell you the truth. So people do get on the FBI list of people that you are not looking out for. They are very well protected by law enforcement,” says one Pakistani source who spoke with The Intelligence Report. In September 2003, one of the most prominent nuclear scientists in Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Rauf, was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan after visiting an American nuclear contractor working with the United States. U.S. officials believe he was killed for speaking about nuclear matters, and his passport was taken but his family was not.
Timmins fined following practical joke
The incident occurred at 12.30pm in a shopping centre parking lot behind a restaurant – where a couple had come to take a picture with the dog.
Tracey said she and two friends had taken some selfies with the animal when they spotted a police officer walking with an animal tag.
The couple said it appeared the officer was trying to keep his animal tag – even though it was only for six months – and asked why he did not give it out.
The officer took off his tag, as Mr Twinkle said he was confused by it.
One of the people in the picture told the Mirror: “He gave it out. He was trying to be nice.”
The officer, who was carrying a blue uniform shirt, looked shocked when he was shown the collar.
The man wrote a letter to the court about the incident, saying his dog had been put down after a battle with cancer, but it had later been stolen by a passerby.
He said: “He came up to me and said he was sorry for it, then told me to give him back his collar or he would kill me.
“He wasn’t even trying to be nice.”
He added that he was glad that his dog would be back home now that he could finally visit her again.
The officer’s lawyer, Richard Sayer, said: “These people were having a good time and enjoying themselves and when they made a joke the officer was taken aback by what was said.
“It was not something that he was prepared to engage in, but he believes it was a matter of respect when one person walked up and took the dog without his knowledge.”
Timmins fined Â£10 for offensive gesture in shop parking lot
Timmins has been issued a warning by the RSPCA and is due to return to court on March 18 to face the charge.
A spokesman said: “The incident took place during the closing hours of last Thursday, so at this stage there is nothing we can do as we don’t have the recording or photographs that are required to support the charge.
“The case has been referred to the relevant local area crime control team and officers are now reviewing our records.
“Our animal enforcement officers can and do take any action they think is necessary to prevent this happening to any other animals, but are unable to remove any animal from a person’s private vehicle, or prevent them entering a public area. However, they are available to take action against individuals who, on their own, don’t know how to stop something happening.”