A skit on travelling on the Mumbai locals performed by humourist and doctor Tushar Shah talks about how the trains unite people of all religions and acknowledges the role played by it in helping people earn their living
An officer linked to the probe said during the course of interrogation, it came to light that when the two arrested accused, Mumtaz Shaikh and Israr Sayyed, first asked the builder to pay extortion money, the builder informed his business partner.
“Dawood, Anees and Chhota Shakeel, all three who operate out of Karachi, have their own separate offices in Dubai from where their men operate. They also have separate guesthouses for people who come to meet their men. In that way, they can also keep an eye on the activities of these visitors," police said.
“The irony is that the staircase on which the accident took place is not even the worst staircase on Parel railway station,” said an irate Subhash Gupta, a member of Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Council.
The Thane police named Shakeel as one of the four wanted accused in the case, in addition to a Borivali-based financier, who, in the past, has been arrested in at least two murder cases and is known to run illegal matka dens.
“During interrogation, Kaskar told us that he would frequently go to Nashik to meet Kokani. The wives of Kokani and Kaskar are sisters. Also, Kaskar’s son is married to Kokani’s elder daughter,” said a senior officer linked to the probe.
The officer said Kaskar was not cooperating much with the probe. “He has said that he was in touch with Anees, who handled Dawood’s business. But he maintains that he had no role in the extortion racket,” said the officer.
The Thane police had detained three others, including an alleged drug supplier, besides the brother-in-law of Dawood’s sister Haseena Parkar, who passed away in 2014, from the residence of Kaskar on Monday night.
According to the police, Joglekar, who retired from a private sector job a few years ago, lives along with her 75-year-old husband Vighyan in their sixth floor home in Ankur Cooperative Housing Society at Jubilee Park in Malad, and the two survive on their pension money.
The ‘B cabins’ were part of a manual system of operating railway tracks — against the automatic system used currently. From these cabins, operators would facilitate the diversion of trains from one track to another manually using a lever rod system.
An analysis of the call details in the 24 hours post Monday midnight, revealed that the majority of the calls — 264 — were received for tree fall, followed by 186 for traffic jams, 116 about ‘people fighting’, 90 for short-circuit and 42 for rising water levels.
More than 300 railway employees and locals rushed to the aid of passengers. However, rescue operations were affected due to heavy rains. The train was carrying passengers to Mumbai, most of them visiting relatives in the city for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Even as the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case led to violence in Panchkula that killed 36, at the Khopoli branch of the Dera Sacha Sauda, the situation remains under control, albeit under police patrol.
Mumbai Police transfer scam: The chargesheet that was filed before the Esplanade court on Wednesday relies primarily on the statement of Deputy Commissioner of Police Namdeo Chavan, who is the complainant in the case.
While the Mumbai Police in 2012 revitalised Elderline — helpline 1090 dedicated to senior citizens — and also asked elderly people to register with local police stations, neither initiative seems to have had a sustained impact