Rashmi Rajput


Lessons from August 29: Inter-agency coordination improves; IMD blamed for ‘inaccurate prediction’
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The BMC’s internal report after August 29 had pointed to this lack of coordination

8 years On, Home Guards & Civil Defence wants its 2.47 hectares back from MMRDA
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Demands Rs 33.15 cr towards rent and accumulative interest, writes to CM against Draft Development Plan proposal to reserve plot as playground

Maharashtra: ‘Gau rakshaks planned terahvi of slaughtered bovines’
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

According to police sources, a gathering to “mourn the killings of cows” during the ongoing Pitri-Paksha (fortnight of the ancestors) was arranged by local Bajrang Dal activists in Vasant Nagar area of Pushad in Yavatmal district on September 15

Kondhane Dam Project: Cost escalated 5 times after work order issued, says Maharashtra ACB
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

According to the chargesheet filed in the case by the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau, the accused cited the increase in the dam’s height from the as the reason behind the hike in the project cost.

Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau files chargesheet against six former officials, partner of firm
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

While former Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare has not been named as an accused, the chargesheet states that the project was awarded after he signed the proposal and that he was aware of norms concerning threshold capacity of the dams.

The murder that helped nab Abu Salem
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

If underworld lore is to be believed, it was none other than Dawood Ibrahim who gave up his once blue-eyed boy, Abu Salem, to the agencies. By the early 2000s, Salem was no more the favourite

Dabholkar murder: Kalina forensic staff quizzed on ‘discrepancies’
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

With two forensic reports contradicting claims made by the Kalina Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL), the CBI is now investigating whether the initial arrests made in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case were correct

CBI SP probing Dhabolkar murder, AAP leader Ashish Khetan on Sanatan ‘hit-list’
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

When asked if the officer has sought any protection from the Maharashtra police as his office is located in Navi Mumbai, the official said that from the very beginning, Sanatan addressed him as a “demon”.

Navy sinks ‘graveyard’ INS Sindhurakshak
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

The Russian-made submarine was decommissioned in March after two Boards of Inquiry stated that the vessel was “not seaworthy’. After decommissioning, the submarine was used for target practice by the Navy’s marine commandos and recently sunk.

Indrani Mukerjea not to be moved out of Byculla jail
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Prisons department was considering shifting her after she was found to have ‘led’ the Byculla jail riot in June

Dawood Ibrahim’s brother among those to vacate building near Husaini
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Among those who moved out is Iqbal Kaskar, younger brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Kaskar reportedly shifted to his late sister Haseena Parkar’s residence in Nagpada hours after the Husaini building collapsed, killing 33 and injuring 17.

Proposal To Ease Rules: Maharashtra parole and furlough rules set to change again
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

In August last year, the Maharashtra government drew flak after Sajjad Moghul, convicted for molesting and murdering 25-year-old law professional Pallavi Purkayastha, jumped parole.

2008 Malegaon blasts case: Ramesh Upadhyay writes to state police, seeks gazette notification
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Upadhyay’s son, Vishal confirmed that such a letter had been sent by his father, who is now lodged at Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai. Vishal said in the past, they had contested the use of intercepted conversations as evidence for want of sanction.

Fayaz Kagzi’s DNA samples sent to Centre
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The samples are expected to help Saudi Arabian officials to ascertain if the suicide bomber who blew himself up near the US consulate in Jeddah in July 2016 is, in fact Kagzi, an Indian national wanted in many acts of terrorism.

Malegaon blast case: NIA finds no substance in claim that 2 accused were killed by ATS
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Mujawar had kicked up a controversy last year by claiming that the two wanted accused in the Malegaon blasts case —Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange —were killed by the state ATS.

Wife of alleged IS recruit tells NIA he planned attack, then got coldfeet
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

In her statement before the agency, Shehzeen has revealed the details of a failed lone-wolf attack attempt carried out by her husband in January this year. She stated that Vaseem left home armed with a rambo knife and went to Chotila, a temple town around 40 kms from Rajkot.

Mumbai official under probe has assets ‘208% more than his income’: Anti Corruption Bureau
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

“Vikas Rasal, CEO of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Iron and Steel Market Committee, employed a simple modus operandi of using businessmen dealing in cash transactions to channel his black money. This helped him evade scrutiny by I-T authorities,” claimed the official.

Maharashtra Prisons dept sends photos of Vijay Mallya’s likely barrack to British authorities
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The Prison authority also suggested that it would be more than happy to host a delegation from the Britain Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) if they wanted to pay a visit to the Arthur Road jail.

Maharashtra ACB’s ‘discreet inquiry’ against Radheshyam Mopalwar on
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Probe started after audio clips in which he was purportedly heard discussing a financial matter became public

Blue Whale Challenge: Centre asks for report, cyber cell to issue advisory for parents
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The Maharashtra cyber cell is now set to issue an advisory to parents and guardians, asking them to track their wards’ online activities.

NCP leader arrested for ‘abusing’ CEO in JNPT
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

The police took the action after taking cognizance of a video showing Raigad NCP general secretary Prashant Patil abusing the CEO of PSA Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Ltd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust premises in Navi Mumbai.

Ephedrine haul: ‘Mamta Kulkarni escaped to Dubai after Vicky Goswami was nabbed by DEA’, says Police
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

So far, police have arrested 14 people and named five persons as wanted accused in the case. The five include Kulkarni and Goswami. According to the police, Goswami was the mastermind of the racket. Kulkarni assisted him, they claimed.

Six minors named for posting ‘obscene’ remarks on WhatsApp
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The family is currently vacationing in Mumbai and decided to approach the Mumbai Police with the chat details. Looking at the content, the police have registered a case under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Govt to create database of all cases across state using forensic evidence
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Exercise launched to map role of forensics in securing convictions. Recently, the Mumbai Police had used forensic evidence in solving the murder of model Kritika Chaudhary.

Maratha Kranti Morcha Rally in Mumbai tomorrow: Drones, CCTV network to keep tab on protesters
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

While maximum participation is anticipated from Ahmednagar district, thinner numbers are expected from the Vidarbha region. “The input suggests that around 1.50 to 2 lakh people are expected to join the protest.

Maharashtra Police might slash bulletproof vests order to pay customs duty
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

At least nine years after the 26/11 terror attacks that exposed the poor preparedness of the Mumbai police, especially the substandard BP jackets used by the force which led to the death of ATS chief Hemant Karkare, the force will soon get its first batch of the 5,000 BP jackets.

Sion-Panvel Highway toll collection scam: ACB records statement of BJP MP Sanjay Kakade
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Kakade was founding director of KIPL being probed for alleged role in scam

Drug haul probe: Accused may have planned hawala route to divert drug money
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

“Tiwari was into diesel smuggling. It was his old connections that Tiwari used to both strike a deal with the drug dealers in India and also planned to use them to route the money through hawala channels,” said an official privy to the investigation.

Key accused may have planned hawala route to divert drug money: Probe
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Security agencies have also learnt that the prime accused, Captain Suprit Tiwari, was into diesel smuggling business in the past. Sleuths suspect that he used his “old connections” to strike a deal with the drug cartel in India and route the money to the tune of Rs 500 crore.

More than two years after mephedrone ban, police still to get detection kits
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC), the specialised wing of the Mumbai Police responsible for fighting drug trafficking and abuse of illegal substances, requires five such kits for each of its units. Till date, the ANC does not have a single kit.

New prison in Mankhurd: Jail department seeks plot opposite site government earlier found unfit
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

State has agreed to proposal, awaiting confirmation from revenue: officials

Maharashtra Police writes to govt: Khadi uniform not feasible, reconsider order
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

According to a senior official in the office of the director general of police in Mumbai, the force has cited the cost and unkempt nature of the fabric as the reason behind the non-feasibility of using Khadi as uniform.

Slum redevelopment ‘scam’: ED to quiz Baba Siddique again
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

“We have sought the details of the plot, FSI sanctioned, tenant list and other redevelopment-related details from the SRA,” said a senior official from ED.

Across Maharashtra, 642 undertrials in prison despite getting bail
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Govt data shows maximum such prisoners in Mumbai region, most in jail for failure to produce a ‘surety’

Maharashtra to seek Interpol help to learn how foreign agencies probe cyber attacks
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Cyber Cell has asked stakeholders to come forward and file FIRs to press agencies into action.

Maharashtra Police to map ‘links’ between self-styled cow vigilantes, meat traders
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Meanwhile, unit commanders have also been told to ensure that these ‘cow vigilantes’ do not misuse the provisions of the recently amended legislation, which makes consumption and transportation of beef illegal in Maharashtra.