Mohamed Thaver


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

Maharashtra keeps its IPS officers hopping, RTI data shows
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

RTI data shows 40 per cent of the recent transfers were premature

Despite police board, government retains grip on transfers
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

There were nine cases where the PEB revised its own recommendations. “Sometimes officers approach the PEB for revising their recommended posting. This is accepted in cases where the reasons are found to be valid,” a home department official said.

Rs 1.64-crore scam: Suspended cop, BMC ex-official, ‘MHADA officer’ chargesheeted
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Police say accused conned people by promising MHADA flats at cheap rates

Cyber crime cases in Mumbai still buffering, NCRB says investigation pending in 1,908, trial in 398
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The city also drags its feet in cases of cyber crimes, revealed pendency figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Cyber crime cases also have a slow disposal rate in the courts.

Mumbai pips Bangalore as metro with most cyber crimes; illegal gains, sexual harassment cases top the charts
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

NCRB data also pointed out that the rising trend, pertaining to cases of cyber crime in the city, almost stabilised in 2016.

Transporting goods to halting revolutionaries, the story behind India’s first electric loco shed
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

India has at least 30 electric loco sheds, as on November 1, and many more are likely to come up with the Railway Ministry planning to complete electrification of the railway network across the country by 2020.

2 cab drivers held for stealing manhole lids
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The police have so far recovered seven manhole covers from the accused and suspect they may have stolen more. The police said while scanning CCTV footage, they found a taxi at a spot from where a manhole cover had been stolen.

No proof of abetment found in musician Karan Joseph’s suicide
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Several friends of Joseph had alleged that Rishi Shah, CEO of Crossbones Media, from whose residence Joseph jumped to his death, was responsible for the suicide.

Extortion case against Iqbal Kaskar: Cops to record statements of NCP corporator, Sena leader
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Will issue summons on Monday, give them 2-3 days to respond, say police

Scientist on visit to Australia duped by tele-fraudster
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The Bhoiwada police, under whose jurisdiction he resides, asked him to send a detailed statement on the basis of which an FIR was registered.

3 years on, man with hidden camera who took on eve-teasers loses interest
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Says authorities displayed lack of enthusiasm in finding a long-term solution

Father killed at GT hospital, their achievement is dedicated to his memory
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Ashwini’s brother Ashish, 21, who both agree was closer to his father, left his education midway after the attacks, and took up photography.

Cricket was a distraction when he lost his dad; 15-year-old now wants to play for India
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

"Although so many years have passed since the incident, even now there are times when I remember dad and cry at night."

Jui Nagar bank locker robbery: How shop used by burglars to dig tunnel functioned in Mumbai
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

An employee from Shubham Real Estate Consultants next to the shop uses a metaphor “hamare pair ke neeche se zameen nikal gayi aur humein pata bhi nahin chala” (the ground was swept from under our feet and we didn’t even get to know it). He refers to the tunnel that was dug from Shree Balaji general stores to the bank that went under their shop.

Two held for kidnap and murder of 10 year old
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

“The duo panicked and throttled the boy to death and deformed his face with a stone. They then disposed off his body in the shrubbery near the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation,” an officer said.

Malad call centre racket has Gujarat link, says Police
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Once the person calls back, the calls connect to the fraudulent call centres where employees posing as IRS representatives tell the caller there are outstanding payments.

Police complaints authority faces hurdle due to overlapping jurisdictions
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) was set up in January this year.

Mumbai: How detective kept his office address a secret: Lankan SIM card, call forwards from Kolhapur
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Satish Mangle was in the habit of getting details about people through a web portal that provides financial performance of businesses in exchange for money.

Mumbai call centre scam: Rented flat, computers on hire, Rs 2 lakh to run bogus centres
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

A senior officer said while the Thane call centre busted last year was a big operation, there are several fly-by-night operators running ‘IRS’ scams from rented tenements.

‘Neral-Matheran toy train was built to give Indians access to hill station’
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

For the past seventeen months, the toy train had been stopped following two successive derailments.

FSL to hire temporary staff to clear 40,000 pending cases in Maharashtra
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

It will be the first time that exams for FSL would be conducted using the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system in which there is minimum human intervention and the results are sent to the applicants directly.

24-yr-old who joined IS ‘killed in Raqqa’: Family unsure of death; he had called mother 5-7 times
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Fahad Sheikh called up his mother five to seven times over the three years since he fled the country. On every call, his mother would implore him to return to the country and he would assure her that he was doing all right and will come back

Karan Joseph case: Estonian, ‘key witness’ in case, records statement before magistrate
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Police recreate scene of incident, likely to wrap up probe in a month

POCSO act case: On-duty Mumbai police head constable arrested for ‘molesting’ minor in civic hospital
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

A senior official said that the police would be examining the CCTV footage obtained from the hospital to see whether it can assist them in terms of evidence in the case.

A year on, CCTVs give policing an added edge
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Deepak Devraj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Mumbai Police spokesperson, said the CCTV cameras have improved the police’s response time to incidents and contributed to crime detection as well as reducing crime.

No evidence against accused in rail sabotage case, says Railway Police
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

GRP Commissioner Niket Kaushik said, “It is not that the case is closed. Investigation will continue. However, it is true that no evidence has been found in the matter so far.”

Life on Mumbai local: Crushed in crowd, commuters’ struggle inspires songs, stand-up comedies, t-shirt graffiti, memes
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

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

Forensic report rules out poisoning in Karan Joseph suicide
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The police said that the forensic report confirmed that Joseph died due to falling from the 12th floor and was not killed earlier

Aide arrested in extortion case, police probe Chhota Rajan link
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

In his statement to the police, the complainant has said one of Rao’s aides had come to meet him. Rajan then allegedly called on the aide’s phone and spoke to the complainant.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder: Before going on parole, Mughal had told inmate he won’t return, says Police
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The police said that one of the first things that Mughal told them after they arrested him was that ‘Maine gaav chodkar bohot badi galti ki’ (I made a big mistake by leaving my village).

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: 19 months after he jumped parole, convict held in J&K
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Mughal was arrested from Srinagar by a team led by Inspector Sanjay Nikam of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

Iqbal Kaskar extortion case: Thane corporator acted as intermediary, delivered extortion amount, says Police
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

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.

Kaskar extortion case: Police suspect accused builder met gangsters’ men in Dubai offices
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

“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.

Dawood, Anees named in third case of extortion filed against Iqbal Kaskar
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

According to the police, this is the first time that all three brothers have been named in an FIR. Thane police have also named 3 builders in the extortion case concerning a 38-acre plot in Gorai

Why commuters’ complaints to Railways on Twitter may have been ignored
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Some of the handles assigned the task of looking into complaints have been inactive for over a year. Some handles have no response and, in one, there is a “personal tweet”.

Karan Joseph suicide: A musician’s death and his friends’ many questions
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Month after keyboard player’s apparent suicide in Mumbai, no clear answers as friends target music promoter and police probe behaviour in final days.