Sadaf Modak


On The Job: There breaks an umbrella, but help is at hand
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

With a BA degree with economics and geography as his major subjects, 42-year-old Chaudhary says it was not his first choice of work.

No bail for engineer who ‘leaked’ Game of Thrones episode
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The bail plea of 26-year-old Abhishek Ghildiyal was rejected with the court observing that investigation of such offences was a “difficult” task for the investigating agency and that the case was at the initial stage

Malegaon 2008 blasts : Two accused granted bail
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi and Sudhakar Chaturvedi were granted bail on the surety of Rs five lakh each by special Judge SD Tekale. Both have been in custody since 2008 when they were arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad.

Children’s court transfers two cases back to Juvenile Justice Board
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Transferring the case, a special children’s court observed that the order passed by the principal magistrate of the JJB on August 16, 2016, which stated that two children in conflict with law can be tried as adults, was “not as per law”

Two juveniles in Shakti Mills rape cases released from special school
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Juvenile Justice Board (Mumbai city) had in July 2014 ordered that both minors to be sent to the Nashik Borstal School for a period of three years, the maximum period permissible under the then Juvenile Justice Act, 2000.

‘All relatives live in Azamgarh’ Abu Salem wants to be transferred to UP jail, writes to prison dept
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Salem has said in his plea that he should be transferred to any jail in UP, including Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad or Azamgarh.

Nobody asked me about Sheena Bora’s disappearance: Accused-turned-approver Shyamvar Rai
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

The cross-examination will continue on Monday.

Two sentenced to death: ‘SC observations on Yakub Memon squarely apply here’
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

While Khan (49) was arrested from Mumbai in 2010 when he was living under a fake identity of Hamza Khan, Merchant (63) was extradited the same year.

1993 Mumbai blasts case: ‘Abu Salem life imprisonment is within powers of Indian laws’
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Abu Salem, extradited in 2005, had submitted that he was “unfairly treated” despite assurance by the then Deputy PM LK Advani to Portugal.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: 24 years later, life term for Abu Salem, death for two
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

1993 Mumbai serial blasts case: The special court disposed of the application of Abu Salem seeking permission to marry.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Abu Salem sentenced to life, death for two
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

On Thursday, the TADA court sentenced Taher Merchant and Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan to death, while sentencing Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan to life imprisonment. Riyaz Siddiqui, who had been found not guilty of conspiracy, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Delhi court wants Indrani Mukerjea produced before it, Byculla jail tells CBI court
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

CBI officials said that since the hearing in the Sheena Bora case is currently underway with one of the main witnesses deposing, they will decide on the ED’s plea to interrogate her.

Evidence of minor victim ‘created doubt’: court acquits 33-year-old in 2013 ‘rape’ case
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

The victim’s mother, the complainant in the case, passed away during the course of the trial, before she could depose. The victim and her sister, both teenagers, deposed about the incident.

Bombay HC issues notices to civic authorities, others on Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar's body was found on Thursday in Worli, two days after he slipped into a manhole while wading through rainwater to reach his home in Prabhadevi on Tuesday when parts of the city received 315mm rainfall in a 12-hour period.

Constable gets 4-year prison term for stabbing neighbour
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

According to the statement given by 33-year-old Nawar to the police, she and her family stayed in the same building as the accused. At the time of the incident, her husband was on duty at the Local Arms Unit. Karanje was a constable at the Dadar police station.

Mumbai: 9,600 MT garbage collected; civic chief says 28,000 people at work
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The worst-hit areas were LBS Road in Kurla where sludge caused by the overflowing water of the Mithi river made the road slippery and a risky ride for two-wheelers.

Abandoned cars on highways, police waive towing charges
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

On the Western Express Highway (WEH), one of the worst affected stretch of the road in Tuesday’s deluge, motorists locked their cars on the northbound lanes and walked home after being stuck in the static traffic for hours.

Mumbai rains: Trains stranded, stations crowded
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

“We went outside to get a cab to go home in Titwala. The private ones showed a surge price of Rs 1,900 and were not available even when we were willing to pay. So we came back to the station hoping for the trains to start,” said Nazmin Khan, a resident.

Mephedrone haul: ‘Baby’ Patankar discharged in Satara drug case
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Shashikala 'Baby' Patankar case: Forensic tests by two laboratories had concluded that the contraband seized by the Satara police from Kalokhe’s home in Kanheri village on March 9, 2015, was food additive sodium glutamate, popularly known as ajinomoto.

‘Conspiracy’ to murder Nusli Wadia; bed-ridden, last witness to be examined at his home
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

On April 21, the special CBI court had given directions to the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Sindhudurg district that he or she will be “empowered” to make suitable arrangements for recording evidence of the witness and submit a report to the court

Advocate Shahid Azmi murder case: Charges framed against four accused
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Shahid, who has represented accused in terror cases including the July 11, 2011 serial train blasts and who was instrumental in the acquittal of two men in the 26/11 terror attack, was shot dead in his office at Taximen’s colony in Kurla on February 11, 2010.

2003 ‘custodial death’: Trial stuck for 3 months to resume in September
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

The accused, including assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze, submitted through their advocate that they had made the application as they were not informed about the compliance.

Life on the Local: The men who give the go-ahead to every train
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

At all major city railway stations, pointsmen such as Khan are stationed at various spots round the clock to ensure trains continue to run without hurdles.

Army did not let me down, says Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Prasad Purohit
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

“The Army did not let me down. I have faith in the Army and my colleagues who stood behind me throughout. It has never been in the tradition or ethos of the Army to let anyone down. Never once did I feel that I was out of the Army,” said Purohit

Chintan hired ‘contract killers’: Cops
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

The police claimed that the accused, apart from Upadhyay, had “no motive” to murder his wife Hema and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani.

2008 Malegaon case: NIA seeks stay on special court order on UAPA sanction
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

According to the accused, under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act invoked against them, there was a need to refer the case for an independent review by a Reviewing Authority for the sanction to prosecute them.

After he spent three yrs in adult jails: Bombay High Court sets aside order to try minor boy as adult
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“I told the police as soon as I was arrested that I am 17 years old, but they refused to believe me. They said I looked older than 18,” says the boy, now 20.

Teen was unaccompanied, parents ‘equally responsible’ for death: Thane Municipal Transport
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The TMT denied that the accident occurred due to rash and negligent driving.

56 year-old man awarded life term for raping minor in Mumbai
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The victim was shifted to an orphanage, where she continues to live as her parents didn’t take her back.

Lahane’s ‘casteist’ remarks: J J staffer settles matter ‘out of court’
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Waghela, during his deposition, said he continues to be employed at J J Hospital. He said he was a temporary worker when the incident took place.

MLA Ramesh Kadam seeks permission to use laptop in jail
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Kadam was arrested in 2015 with the CID claiming that he misappropriated funds of Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Magasvargiya Vikas Mahamandal, which he headed as the chairman.

Sexual abuse of boys: Shame, poor awareness behind under-reporting
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

NCRB data of 2015 shows Maharashtra reported maximum cases (13,921) of crime against children in the country. It also ranked highest in rape cases of children (2,231) and sexual harassment of minors (1,043) .

Case against Shifu Sunkriti founder, in their statements to police, women allege abuse by parents
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

According to the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, the women, aged 23 and 21, have instead given details in their statements of the alleged abuse by their parents.

1993 Mumbai Blasts: Abu Salem appeals to special court, seeks remission
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

In his application filed before the special court Saturday, Salem said his case was “entirely different” from other convicts as he had been extradited as per a treaty between Portugal and India.

Shyamvar Rai cross-examined: ‘Had no idea turning approver could mean I wouldn’t be punished’
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The special court had allowed his plea of pardon on June 20, 2016 with the condition that he make a full disclosure as a prosecution witness.

Network of trauma teams across state key for better rehab of victims
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

New GR does not mention teams that included police, psychiatrists, medical officers at taluka level