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

Mumbai Police act on email alert, ‘foil murder plot’
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Man held for plotting to ‘kill friend’ over monetary dispute

Govandi road rage: Ola driver was planning first birthday of 10-month-old son
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Govandi road rage: “The trio did not know Saleem and it was purely a case of road rage,” senior inspector Deepak Pagare of the Shivaji Nagar police station said.

Road to remember social worker and leader, Hans Bhugra
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Hans Bhugra was a two-term corporator in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 1967-1977 and was also elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on a Congress ticket from Santacruz.

Mumbai: Two years on, police yet to identify woman whose hacked body was found in suitcases
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

On December 13, 2015, a technician working on the maintenance of a traffic signal near the Mahavir Platinum building at Indian Oil Nagar in Chembur (East) spotted a large red suitcase in the gutter along the road.

Mumbai: Suresh Pujari gang busted, Crime Branch arrests five
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Caterer at court, one-handed sharpshooter, fruit vendor among those arrested.

Nashik Arms Haul: Accused didn’t hope to find such huge cache of arms at UP store, say police
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Say gang managed to steal 25 rifles, 17 revolvers, 2 pistols and 4,136 rounds of bullets as weapon owners had submitted firearms as per local poll norms

As Moshe comes visiting after 9 years, locals recall Chabad House without its walls
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Nariman House, which reopened in Aug 2014 after suffering damage during the 26/11 attacks, now has huge 10x10-inch iron gates, CCTV cameras, fingerprint scanners and number locks ensuring that no one without authorisation gets in.

UP Police look at Maharashtra FSL to replicate forensic infrastructure
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Senior officer visits Maharashtra Forensic Science Laboratory, to send team to study finer details.

Ever busy Ghodbunder Road in Thane was once a route for Arabian horses
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Mangala Kamble (48) residing near the Hiranandani Estate for 15 years, said, “Over the past decade there has been increased connectivity. While it is true the area has become crowded, we now have buses every minute and travel has become much better.”

Manjula Shetye death: Govt gives sanction to prosecute 6 jail officials
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

In order to prosecute a public servant, a prior sanction is required from the state. Shetye, an inmate at the Byculla women jail, was allegedly beaten to death at the prison by six guards, including the jailor, on June 23 last year.

FIR against Chhota Shakeel for making ‘extortion call’
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

The voice appears to be that of Shakeel. We will, however, be sending the audio recording to the Forensic Science Laboratory to check with his early voice samples,” the officer said.

Dalit agitation: CCTVs helped Mumbai police keep an eye on crowds
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

In the five regions across the city, senior officers had been assigned with the task of checking footage from the cameras and alerting the personnel on the ground.

No intel failure, says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis; reaches out to Dalit leaders
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Sources said CM Fadnavis had also expressed his displeasure over the police’s response to Wednesday’s protests in Kolhapur and Aurangabad where violent inter-caste clashes were reported.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: 20 buses vandalised, train services hit
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

“Despite the attack on us in Bhima Koregaon, there has been no statement by the state government, nor any action taken. We are left with no option but to protest to ensure that our voices are heard,” said Vijay Kharat, a resident of Siddharth Nagar in Chembur who was in Bhima Koregaon Monday.

Maharashtra caste violence: Several who witnessed clashes at Bhima Koregaon among protesters
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Maharashtra caste violence: Those participating in the protests claimed they were not led by any political party or leader.

Kamala Mills fire: Midnight she turned 28, celebrated with her family, died an hour later
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

“There were no plans for the party. Khushbu, who was turning 28 on Friday, and her husband Jayesh decided suddenly that they could not bring in her birthday without a celebration. So she called up several friends including Kinjal, a relative, who also lost her life in the blaze”

Kamala Mills fire: Pub broke civic rules and got away, suggest records
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Despite this track record of a series of violations recorded by the BMC during inspections of 1Above and the adjoining Mojo’s Bistro, officials permitted 1Above to renew its licence barely ten days ago

Mumbai: Man gets into washing machine to evade arrest, gets caught
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The accused, Manoj Tiwari (54), could not maintain his balance inside the drum of the washing machine, causing it to move, and got arrested.

‘Metropolitan magistrate’s stamp’ helps unravel forged property papers, 3 booked
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Taxi driver finds 1970 lease deed stamped by metropolitan magistrate — four years before the post existed in Mumbai

Three cops suspended for not registering FIR on theft of car used for UP arms robbery
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Police’s internal inquiry finds officers did not act when owner reported theft

A year on, commuters unhappy with conditions at Ram Mandir station
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Say station unsafe for women, lacks access to autos, doesn’t have food stalls

Nashik arms haul: Police rule out terror angle, underworld link, say accused stole arms for his gang
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

The three arrested after robbing the gun showroom in UP on December 15 had fled in a Bolero. The accused stopped at a petrol pump in Nashik for fuel and threatened the petrol pump staff with a revolver and refused to pay the bill.

Nashik police make fourth arrest in arms haul case 
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Mumbai crime branch arrests scrap dealer for ‘stealing vehicle used to transport the stolen weapons’

IRS scam: Mobile game makers in China helped convert US gift cards to cash, says Mumbai Police
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

‘60 per cent of the money would be laundered back to India and distributed among accused’.

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.