Rashmi Rajput


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.

Byculla custodial death: In a twist, woman inmate says didn’t draft complaint letter
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Inmate Mariam Shaikh, in her original complaint, had alleged that she saw jail staff inserting lathis into the private part of the deceased. The autopsy report, however, later stated that there were no injuries to the private parts.

Maharashtra jails well equipped to house Mallya, prisons dept tells government
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Mallya, an accused in the Rs 900-crore loan default case, is now in the UK. His extradition plea is being heard in London’s Westminster Court. In his plea, he has raised the “poor conditions” of Indian prisons as one of the grounds to challenge his extradition.

Mumbai Confidential: Prison Tale
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Chintan Upadhyay, a prisoner, has sought permission to meet the chief minister to gift him a painting. Prison officials say such a request has never been made before.

Jio data leak case: 50 SIM cards seized from accused
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The police are now combing the Subscription Detail Reports (SDRs) and Call Data Records (CDRs) of the SIM cards to find out the details of the users and their call history.

Overcrowding, lack of staff and doctors biggest problems, says Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Additional Director General of Police in charge of state prisons Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay tells The Indian Express about measures to tackle challenges facing the prison system.

Jail inmates have poor access to legal aid
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Mohammed Atik, who was behind bars for four years in Arthur Road jail and Taloja central jail from 2008 to 2012, says that there is lack of information flow inside prisons from the staff to inmates.

DA case against Chhagan Bhujbal: Waiting for architects’ report to determine value of arrested NCP leader’s assets, says ACB
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Architects from JJ School of Arts helping PWD ascertain value of properties, ACB to file chargesheet based on their report

Chintan Upadhyay to hold painting workshop for jail inmates
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Upadhyay, an undertrial, is lodged at the Thane jail for his alleged role in commissioning the murder of his estranged wife Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani. He had gifted a painting to IGP Sinha. His another artwork hangs inside the Thane jail.

Gadoli encounter: Haryana gives sanction to prosecute four cops
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

In February 2016, Gadoli, who had over 30 cases registered against him, was allegedly shot dead by a team headed by Gurgaon police sub-inspector Pradhuman Yadav inside Hotel Airport Metro in the western suburbs of Mumbai.

Maharashtra beef advisory: No raids by gau rakshaks, case only after tests
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

In 2015, the state government amended provisions of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015, to make the sale and transport of beef illegal. Under new law, anyone found selling or possessing beef can be jailed for up to five years.

Unsolved cases: In three months, Maharashtra police solve 25 of 299 cases
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

“Body offences such as murder, rape and abduction, which have not been detected in the last two years, are on our priority list. We have asked our men to concentrate on those first,” ADG of police, Maharashtra.

Days after conviction in Mumbai serial blasts case, Dossa dies
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Dossa was convicted on charges, including IPC Sections 302, 307, 201, 120 B and under the Arms Act, Explosives Act, Explosive Substances Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

Byculla jail inmate killed: ‘Days before murder, Manjula Shetye had asked to be moved to Kalyan jail’
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Sources in the prison department said that Shetye, who was appointed a warden at the Byculla jail, had a reputation of being a “tough task master” and some inmates had even complained against her to the jailor.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: ‘Mustafa Dossa was prepared to get death, planned to move SC’
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Mustafa Dossa wanted to ask the judge something during hearing, but was told to wait for his turn; was later heard asking his lawyers if death would be by hanging if handed out capital punishment.

No evidence that most complaints under SC, ST Atrocities Act were fake: Police tells Maha govt
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

According to a senior official, the report states there is no evidence that a large number of the complaints registered under the Atrocities Act were fake.

Mumbai: Traffic Police to visit five-time offenders’ house for fine
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The traffic police in Mumbai, after a lot of brainstorming, has come up with a slew of measures to achieve its erstwhile fine collection figures.

ATS holds mock interrogation session to understand radicalised youths
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad officials also take to social media to counter ‘propaganda’, wean youths away from getting drawn towards terror outfits.

Irrigation Scam: ACB replies to queries raised by ED
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

According to sources, the ACB received a one-page query from the ED on June 5 seeking details on the investigation in the Balganga dam project.

2007 BPO employee rape-murder: President rejects mercy plea, death likely for Pune duo
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

According to the statement issued by the President’s Secretariat on June 14, it had received the recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the case on May 12, following which the mercy petitions were rejected on May 26.

Abu Salem’s pending plea: Court’s nod to marry woman he had ‘married’ on train in 2014
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The court ruled that Salem, who was extradited from Portugal and arrested on November 11, 2005, had taken it upon himself to bring some part of the arms and ammunition smuggled into India by Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Khan and others.

In 2015, Mumbai police missed netting man who handled Raigad arms landing
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

According to the CBI chargesheet, Dossa handled landing of the second batch of arms and ammunition at Dighi jetty in Raigad on January 9, 1993. Mustafa and Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, alias Hamza, who were charged with helping the elder Dossa in the landing, were both convicted on Friday.

Slum redevelopment ‘scam’: ED to summon Baba Siddique again
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The former MLA had been questioned on June 9 by the agency for over nine hours, but the ED is not satisfied with his answers.

A vocalist with degree in music, a tabla player — and a jailor too
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The music aficionado has had a humble beginning. Daughter of a farmer, Powar (28) was initiated into music by her father who used to sings bhajans at their village temple in Kolhapur.

Drug mafia’s new modus operandi: Not sharing with courier the receiver’s details
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Tracking source which never approaches the courier directly is equally challenging, says NCB. This modus operandi is making the task of the enforcement agencies a bit difficult.

Four years after massive fire: Sindhurakshak decommissioned, will be sunk or used as target
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Both BoIs suggested decommissioning of the vessel as it was not “seaworthy and hence not fit to sail again

Sindhurakshak to be sunk or used for target practice: Navy
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Two Boards of Inquiry constituted by the Ministry of Defence had found the vessel was not sea-worthy.

Slum Redevelopment ‘Scam’: ED questions Baba Siddique for 9 hours
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate questioned former Congress MLA Baba Siddique in connection with an alleged multi-crore Slum Redevelopment Scam.

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”.

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.

New prison facility at Mankhurd: Mumbai’s prisons dept awaits nod from revenue dept to hire architects
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

A part of allocated plot will be used to make carshed for Metro project, other parts fall in Coastal Regulation Zone

‘Missing’ Pakistan operative was in team that trapped Kulbhushan Jadhav
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Zahir retired from the Pakistan Army on in 2014 but was said to have been engaged thereafter by the ISI for its covert operations.

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family seeks relief but was told: be ready for worst
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The source, who spoke on the condition that he not be named, said that the family is distraught and hopes the Government will do “whatever it takes at whatever level” to bring relief.

Mumbai Police gets requests for licences from 64 dance bars
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Licence only for bars which submit compliance reports on SC guidelines