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PNB fraud: LoUs issued since 2008, CBI tells court
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Special public prosecutor A Limosin told the court that Gokulnath Shetty, arrested last week, told the CBI during interrogation that he was just a “continuum”. “He (Shetty) has claimed he was just a continuum and that the scam was not limited to him. It has been happening since 2008."

Kamala mills fire: Court blames ‘unholy nexus’ between accused and civic officials
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

The observation was made in the detailed order, rejecting bail to owners of the compound, Ramesh Govani (54) and Ravi Bhandari (58).

Three arrested in PNB fraud: Overseas companies under scanner as first arrests made
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Agencies suspect shell firms; Nirav Modi exec, bank officials held. It is learnt that the CBI and Enforcement Directorate are preparing judicial requests to be sent to Dubai, Hong Kong, Germany, Bahrain and Mauritius among other countries to verify details.

Sohrabuddin trial: Prajapati’s brother died in 2016, CBI tells special court
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

He was supposed to depose in case on March 1

Taming the bulls: A day in the life of stock brokers in Navi Mumbai
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

When the stock market plunged after the Union Budget, Sachin and Khushboo were left fielding panicked calls from clients. Long used to it, they say their job is as much about battling perception as advising clients

PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi’s executive, bank officials sent to CBI custody; six other staff under watch
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The CBI claimed that the trio's custodial interrogation was necessary to “recover important missing documents related to the fraudulent LoUs issued by Gokulnath Shetty”.

Witness in Prajapati encounter case seeks protection
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

“He is said to be a material witness. Looking into his fear, it is desirable to provide protection to him to bring (him) and send (him) back from court to his house. SP, CBI Mumbai, is directed to make arrangements,” the court said on Wednesday.

Sohrabuddin case: Three more witnesses turn hostile, say didn’t know what they signed
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Of the 49 witnesses examined by the prosecution so far, 33 have turned hostile

Sohrabuddin case: All accused should be present in court from today, says CBI judge
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

As the case was transferred from Gujarat to Mumbai on the orders of the Supreme Court in 2012, most of the accused had sought exemption since they do not have a place to stay in Mumbai.

Sohrabuddin case: The list of 15 discharged so far
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The Sohrabuddin fake encounter case has once again created ripples in judicial and political corners after the Bombay High Court reprimanded the authorities over witnesses turning hostile.

Khwaja Yunus custodial death: Prosecution seeks summons against 4 cops who ‘assaulted’ Yunus to be tried as accused
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

While state CID had named them in 2004 chargesheet, govt had denied sanction for prosecution

‘Inter-faith’ marriage: ‘Kidnapped’ woman reunites with husband
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The court said it would consider the request after 10 days if the couple renewed the request. Reshma also told the court that she wanted to register her marriage. While a nikah had taken place, the marriage was not registered.

Interview: Dr S Parasuraman
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

‘Govt should focus on compassionate capitalism and general education’

This century-old ‘pagdi’ shop binds 3 generations
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Paghdiwala says since the time he started working with his father at the age of 13, while the design of pagdis has remained the same, he has introduced a few methods to make the job easier.

Almost four years after Boy’s body found floating at sea: No clue on victim’s identity, or the killer
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

The court observed that the “confession” by the accused was made before police, not recorded in front of a magistrate, and was not admissible. It further said there were no eyewitness or any circumstantial evidence to link the accused to the offence.

Tribunal awards Rs 3.9L to family of man who died while chasing bus
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The Tribunal directed that the victim’s parents, wife and two minor children be compensated by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai through the General Manager of the BEST undertaking.

8,142 cases pending in Mumbai labour courts
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Experts say pending cases have increased over the years including a sharp change since 2010 when the Industrial Disputes Act was amended.

Mumbai: MACT rejects housewife’s ‘future loss of income’ claim
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

The Ghatkopar resident had suffered injuries in an accident in January 2009 after a speeding autorickshaw dashed into her when she was walking on the road.

Sohrabuddin encounter case: 28th witness turns hostile
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The witness, who owns a dhaba in Sahajpur area of Pune district, had earlier told the CBI that Gujarat policemen had brought a man to his dhaba, later identified as Tulsiram Prajapati.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case: As media gagged, most witnesses go hostile
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Sohrabuddin encounter case: Of the 40 witnesses examined until Wednesday, 27 were declared hostile by the prosecution, while the deposition of one has been deferred for later.

A retired judge, cops and a professor: Five-member committee keen to make a difference for prisoners
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

“We have enroled students from 15 law colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar and Pune. Each college has been sending at least 15 students to visit prisons and help undertrials including filing applications for bail, surety or other legal issues,” says Radhakrishnan.

Maharashtra: As panel continues assessment, prison reforms begin to kick in
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Calling work so far ‘commendable’, HC grants committee six months’ extension for assessment.

After prison term for piracy, 41 Somali men fly back home
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Around 9.30am, the men were brought to the airport’s Terminal 2 in Mumbai police’s vans from Yellow Gate police station in South Mumbai where they had been kept in “safe custody” since their release from Kolhapur jail on January 2 and January 12.

Khwaja Yunus ‘custodial death’: 15 years on, witness names 4 cops who ‘assaulted Yunus’
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Prosecution says it will file application to add these four as accused in case; next hearing on Feb 8

Murder over ‘inter-caste affair’: Six men convicted of killing three Dalits
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The court acquitted one person, Ashok Phalake, for lack of evidence. Special Judge R R Vaishnav will hear arguments on the quantum of punishment for the accused on January 18.

Court rejects Narcotics Control Bureau staffer’s bail plea
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

A special court designated under the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act denied bail to Pravinta Wasnik stating that she had not been able to explain or disclose how she came in contact with co-accused Gulam Hussain, an alleged drug dealer as per the NCB.

Woman ‘abducted’, Bombay HC asks police to probe her phone call to husband
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Man has said his wife was kidnapped and taken to Kerala by members of her family due to their inter-faith marriage.

Kamala Mills fire tragedy: 1Above pub owners sent to police custody till Jan 17
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Kamala Mills fire tragedy: The development comes a day after the three absconding accused were arrested by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday.

In a ‘risky’ job, key man with questions
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

To become a keymaker, Irfan says, not more than Rs 2,000 is required for the tools and the templates for the keys. “I wish I had enough money to buy a shop or a permanent space for myself."

Victim’s husband moves court against resto-bar owner’s pre-arrest bail plea
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Lakdawala has said his wife was taken to KEM hospital in Parel in “some kind of a vehicle which could not be termed as an ambulance as it was not even equipped with an oxygen tank”.

Case Against Hiranandani, officials: Special court rejects ACB closure report, asks agency to probe further
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Builder accused of flouting agreement to build affordable houses in Powai

Sheena Bora murder case: CDR of Shyamvar Rai tampered or manipulated by investigators, claims Peter Mukerjea 
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Sheena Bora murder case: On Friday, Peter Mukerjea filed two applications seeking CDR of Shyampar Rai disabling the option of “enable editing” and his mobile phone that was in use at the time of his arrest on August 21, 2015, from Carter Road in Bandra.

Mumbai: Police barged into garden gate, began hitting anyone they saw, say residents
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Additional Commissioner of Police (East Region) Lakhmi Gautam said, “I have been told about this allegation. I have called for the medical reports of the men admitted in the hospital."

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.