Mohamed Thaver


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

Byculla prison: CCTV footage lost in bonfire, say police
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

In the absence of the footage, it could be difficult to establish what transpired in the prison on Saturday that led to the death of inmate Manjula Shetye.

Man conned, police say caller had credit card details
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

As per the statistics provided by the Mumbai Police, around 200 cases of vishing - where fraudulent phone calls are made to con people - have been registered between January 1 and June 4 this year.

Man cheated of Rs 80 lakh by ex-staff of brokerage firm: Police
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The two have been booked on charges of cheating, forgery, forging of valuable security and forgery for the purpose of cheating, said an official, adding that search is on to nab them.

US govt seeks custody of call centre scam ‘mastermind’
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Several accused have been charged in the US in connection with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scam, in which fraudulent calls were made from Indian call centres to dupe US nationals.

Kalyan: Cops, villagers injured as protests turn violent
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Residents of seven villages were agitating against Navy orders to vacate over 1,600 acres of land belonging to it.

Inter-state racket busted: Petrol pumps filled less fuel
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Police suspect that besides a large number of petrol pumps in Maharashtra, consumers were shortchanged in other states too. A similar racket had been unearthed in Uttar Pradesh in April, when the STF carried out raids and arrested 27 petrol pump owners.

67-year-old stops supplying free medicines to train passengers
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Mehta was flooded with calls after the WhatsApp message went viral.

Inside the courtroom: A tense, sultry day for seven accused in 1993 Mumbai blasts
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The day began with tense moments as four of the seven accused — Mustafa Dossa, Abdul Qayyum, Taher Merchant and Karimulla Khan — who are lodged in the Arthur Road jail sat waiting from 11 am. Abu Salem, Firoz Khan and Riyaz Siddiqui — lodged in Taloja jail — were brought in late.

Water from vending machines a hit at railway station in Mumbai
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

As per the rate card, if one is carrying an empty bottle, one needs to pay Rs 1 for 300 ml water, Rs 3 for 500 ml, and Rs 5 for 1 litre. At night however, one has to operate the machine by oneself.

Mumbai underworld’s new sharpshooters: Waiter, model and a caterer with no prior
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Police investigations revealed that none of the three had ever handled a gun before, but were allegedly promised Rs 10 lakh for the job by fugitive gangster Suresh Pujari.

Call centre scam: Email trail leads police to victims in US
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Thane police planning to write to recipients of mails, add their statements to chargesheet; nine persons arrested so far in scam.

Vishing cases in Mumbai on the rise, keep police on toes
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

According to police records, a total of 254 ‘cheating card fraud/cheating’ cases were registered from January 1, 2017 to June 4, 2017.

Cops: Call centre shut operations after Mira Road crackdown
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The police had also made a ninth arrest in the case on Friday.

Ambernath: Another call centre that duped US nationals busted in MMR
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

8 arrested so far, 15 being interrogated; police say accused worked out of ‘genuine’ call centre, may have earned upto Rs 1 crore.

Transfer racket: Three officers came to us two days before raid, accused tell cops
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Of the three, a senior officer of the Maharashtra police was interested in the post of the Navi Mumbai police commissioner and had allegedly paid Rs 3 crore for it, the accused told the police.

Cash-for-transfer ‘scam’: Nagpur-based real estate agent held
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The police had earlier arrested five persons, including a senior official of Mahananda dairy and a man who claims to have been part of the Central Board of Film Certification, in the past.

Iftar on the go at Mumbra railway station
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

For more than 15-20 years, three men at Mumbra station have been distributing dates to people around 6.45 pm during Ramzan, while also arranging free of cost bus ferry ride home. If commuters reach the railway station around 7.15 or later, they also get cold Rooh Afza, water and fruits to end their fast.

Mumbai: UPSC aspirant ‘cheated’ by caller, FIR after 9 months
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

A 23-year-old UPSC aspirant who was cheated by a caller pretending to be from the ‘UPSC complaint forum’ has claimed he had to wait for nine months for an FIR.

Maharashtra govt officials duped, 4 held: ‘Confidential’ papers, cheques worth Rs 10.4 cr, Rs 6 lakh cash found from hotel room, says Police
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Sources privy to the investigation said all four accused, one each from Delhi, Solapur, Pune and Mumbai, claimed to be well connected.

Mumbai policemen duped: 4 who promised them city postings arrested
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

An officer linked to the investigation said they received information that the four accused had been promising policemen posting in the city in return of money.

Deepali ganore murder: Mumbai Police seek handwriting analysis of message written in blood
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

“We have sent the murder weapon, clothes of the deceased and the ones that Siddhant was wearing on the day of the incident. The blood found on the crime scene, we suspect, will match with that of Deepali." said an officer.

Railway Museum at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus: Silver cutlery, antique clocks and other relics of a long journey
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

“The silver cutlery now on display was used in the first class compartments of trains in the 19th century,” explains guide Ashfaque Shaikh (23).

Ephedrine drug bust case: Setback for Thane police, alleged mastermind indicted by US authorities
Tue, May 30, 2017

Chances of extradition or police being allowed interrogation remote

MD’s account hacked, quick thinking helps prevent Rs five lakh transfer
Mon, May 29, 2017

Prompt action on part of the officials ensured the firm could block the payment just in time, inspite of the money having been transferred.

Two held in connection with UP petrol pump scam
Tue, May 23, 2017

Several petrol pumps across UP had been sealed after it was found that the machines had been tampered with in a similar manner.

IRS SCAM: Man accused of converting iTunes cards to cash arrested
Tue, May 23, 2017

So far, 70 people have been arrested and 397 chargesheeted in the case.

Mumbai Police hunt for girl who targets women in local trains with spiked drink
Mon, May 22, 2017

The case came to light after a 40-year-old woman employed with a hospital in Girgaum was duped by the woman.

Jubilation Back Home: Verdict a major relief, hopeful that Jadhav will get a fair trial, says his family
Fri, May 19, 2017

The family source said Pakistan’s decision to not allow Jadhav consular access “farcical”.

Man held for raping 9-year-old had sexually abused her 13-year-old sister too, say police
Thu, May 18, 2017

A separate FIR has been lodged with the Ghatkopar police station against accused Suraj Jaiswal

Gardens that changed the face of railway stations in Mumbai
Wed, May 17, 2017

The man in charge of handling these gardens on the Central Railway — that has most of these — is 57-year-old Balu Bhau Thorat, assistant divisional engineer (horticulture), who joined the railways in 1991.

Ransomware attack: 2-day cyber crime helpline in Maharashtra from today
Tue, May 16, 2017

Maharashtra Govt plans to set up a call centre where trained professionals will guide callers on cyber security

Dadar: Senior citizen robbed of Rs 50,000
Fri, May 12, 2017

Caller claiming to be from insurance firm tricked him into paying up: Cops

Will take steps for justice: Sushma Swaraj to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family
Thu, May 11, 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav: The ICJ’s intervention has come as a major relief for the family that is hopeful that Jadhav will get a fair trial.

Khar woman’s debit card cloned, swiped in US store
Thu, May 11, 2017

The Khar police suspect that her card details were cloned and sent to the US where they were used at a departmental store by the accused person to make purchases.

CCTVs: Locating lost property, deterring criminals, reuniting friends
Wed, May 10, 2017

Not so long ago, closed circuit cameras were never heard of on railway platforms. In 2006, there were six CCTV cameras in all in railway stations on Western Railway.

Maharashtra: 100 cops with science background to be trained in forensic science
Mon, May 08, 2017

“The aim is to ensure that they get proper knowledge about what samples are to be collected when they reach the crime scene,” the official said.