Mohamed Thaver


Mohamed Thaver is a Special Correspondent and reports from Nariman Pt., Mumbai

Mumbai: A road built by the poor from famine-affected Surat
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The kilometre-long stretch named after British Major General John Bellasis was constructed in the 18th century by the poor driven out of Surat due to a famine.

Unsolved crimes: Cops yet to track down accused who dumped day-old girl in November
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Police registered a case of murder against unidentified persons after the hospital report stated that the girl was a day old and had been choked to death using the piece of cloth found in her mouth. Following this, the local police, along with the crime branch, started investigating the matter.

Woman duped on matrimonial site
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

“The woman then told the 30-year-old that she would have to pay Rs 65,000 before they can release him. Scared that Khan would be arrested, the victim made the payment following which she was told that Khan was allowed to proceed to Mumbai from Delhi,” an officer said.

Chembur: Three held for ‘extorting’ money from doctor
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

An officer said the incident took place on Monday when the main accused, Vivek Joshi (25), who runs a local newspaper, met the doctor, along with a pregnant woman, who he claimed was his wife.

Engineer sends obscene messages to women staff from boss’ number, held
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The Mumbai police has created cyber cells in every police station since December last year, and this is one of the first serious crimes to be solved by a police station-level cyber cell. 

Mumbai duo involved in 11 burglaries arrested
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Police said the accused would target houses where the occupants were away. They would ring the doorbell several times and if no one answered, they would burgle it.

Once upon a time, this stretch in Mumbai was address of 14 markets
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Yusuf Meherally Road named after freedom fighter who gave the slogans ‘Quit India’ and ‘Simon Go Back’.

Fixed deposit scam: Two held for ‘duping’ Delhi-based organisation of Rs 22 crore
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

An FIR in this case was registered in 2014 and was part of the nine FIRs registered by the EOW in what was then collectively termed as the “fixed deposit scam”, in which several organisations were duped using the same modus operandi.

Mumbai: Suspended cop held for ‘stealing’ ammo from armoury
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Six constables were suspended following 50 live cartridges of SLR rifles going missing from the police armoury at the Local Arms (LA) unit in Worli in December last year.

Rs 240-crore bank loan fraud: EOW files 6,000-page chargesheet
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Three directors of private firms in the city had been arrested by the EOW on March 16 for allegedly facilitating the fraud. In addition to the three arrested accused, the EOW chargesheeted two others and added the section of criminal breach of trust to the earlier charges.

Mumbai: 53-year-old man ‘dupes’ woman from Oshiwara of Rs 76 lakh, arrested
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

The police are checking if the accused is part of an international gang as he reportedly made the victim travel to Germany to collect part of the money that he owed her.

Mumbai: Couple loses Rs 1.33 lakh to tele-fraudsters
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

An officer said, “We are tracing the number from which the calls were made to track down the accused.” 

Cadell Road: Named after revolutionary, known by colonial name
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Named after Savarkar, the revolutionary activist, the road may have been renamed after Independence, but somehow continues to be known best by its colonial name — Cadell Road, after PR Cadell, former municipal commissioner of the erstwhile Bombay.

Mumbai: Man arrested for circulating fake notes
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Mumbai police said Shafiqul Shaikh (25), who was arrested on Monday, wanted to circulate the fake currency — by concealing it in real notes — among the large crowds that head to the market to purchase mangoes

Woman calls ‘bank’ to open PPF account, duped of Rs 1.23 lakh
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

An officer at the Powai police station said the complainant, Jahnvi Nagvekar, was looking for the phone number of the private bank where she already had a savings account.

Today an electronics hub, Lamington Road was once a stretch of limestone kilns
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Even though the road name was changed from Lamington Road to Dr Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg on April 26, 1964, not many people are aware who Dr Bhadkamkar was.

Didn’t get original audio clips to check MSRDC chief’s voice in graft case: FSL officer
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

An FSL official told The Indian Express that the laboratory did not get access to the original CD that had 35 audio clips of conversations, purportedly featuring Mopalwar and running to over three hours.

Mulund: Inspired by movie, duo make extortion attempt & get caught
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

The two accused were formally placed under arrest on Saturday. They were produced in a court and remanded in police custody till April 4.

‘Faraari squad’: A police team that hunts absconders
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

How a five-member squad sniffs out people who evade law for decades

CDR case: What can be done with your call record data
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

The CDR relies on the tower location of a person on the basis of which his/her location is traced. In the CDR, the service provider mentions the tower number from which the person received network while making a particular call.