The last contact with the ship was made on Thursday while it was at Cotonou Anchorage, Benin, in Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. Earlier, MEA Sushma Swaraj had said the government is coordinating with Nigerian and Benin authorities to trace the vessel.
According to the ACB, Yadav, earlier posted in Amravati as a probationary officer, had demanded Rs 3 lakh from the complainant to prevent his arrest, get his truck released and water down the chargesheet against him.
Owners of the tanker, Anglo Eastern Univan Group, had also intimated the Directorate General of Shipping headquartered in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities have alerted all boats to look out for the missing vessel.
The State Intelligence Department (SID) has also issued inputs to pre-empt trouble from the Karni Sena and a few other Rajput and Thakur organisations that have called for a ‘Bharat bandh’ on January 25.
Mumbai Police was panned for its handling of the January 3 bandh called by Dalit groups. But the police force has sought to defend its stance saying it took a professional and difficult decision to abstain from using force against the protesting mobs.
Restro-bar 1Above used tarpaulin sheets which are highly inflammable in nature and was responsible for spreading the blaze. The Police's probe has also revealed that the staff and the managers of 1Above fled the spot immediately after the fire broke out and failed to rescue the patrons.
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
On Wednesday, Pakistan granted visa to Jadhav’s mother and wife for their visit on December 25. The bike rally will start at Lower Parel, where Jadhav spent his childhood, and circumvent Worli seaface before returning.
Sources in the ED said they too will now close the case against the bank. “In absence of a predicate offence, a case under PMLA cannot be probed,” said an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“The family was hounded by the media in Mumbai and therefore moved to Pune. While Jadhav’s father stays in Pune, his wife and mother shuttle between Pune and Satara,” said a family source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.