Srinath Rao


Police hunt for two men who stole cheques from drop-box of bank
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The thieves recently encashed one of the stolen cheques in which they changed the amount to be debited from Rs 12,000 to Rs 1,20,000.

Police rescue elderly couple from burning Malabar Hill home in Mumbai
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The couple was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital. While Dr. Kavarana (76) is reported to be in a serious condition as he inhaled smoke, the police said that his wife Firoza (69) is stable

Retired HC staffer loses Rs 60,000 to cyber fraud
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

An officer said the email mentioned that retired deputy registrar of the Bombay High Court, Kiran Bapat, was travelling in a flight and was unable to access his bank account to transfer money to a friend, whose daughter needed an urgent surgery.

Kurla hotel staff booked for ‘helping adulterous couple’
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

In an order passed on June 17, Magistrate K K Shah ruled that there was prima facie evidence to support the husband’s allegations that the hotel’s employees aided and abetted the couple.

Lawyer, her cousin held at airport for ‘assaulting’ CISF officers
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

A spokesperson for the CISF said; “The passengers misbehaved with officers during frisking and as per procedure were handed over to the police.”

Wonder why I had to spend so much time in jail: 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Abdul Qayyum
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Among the more well-known undertrials in the Mumbai sessions court, Qayyum stepped out to receive congratulations from many. A close aide of Qayyum said he had been hopeful of an acquittal ever since he was arrested.

1993 Mumbai blasts: “24 years is a long time” Victims welcome verdict but say get Dawood now
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Deshmukh, who was only 13 years old when his mother Priti Deshmukh was killed when a bomb exploded in a taxi, said that he will never forget the sight of his mother’s body being returned to the family in pieces.

Fraud using UPI mobile app: Five held for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 1.42 crore from bank
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Between December 26, 2012 and January 18, 2017, the accused made 142 “request money” transactions using UPI, the police said. The fraud came to light in January, after which the bank froze the accounts to which the money had been deposited and approached the police when the account holders failed to respond to notices ordering them to return the money.

Two immigration officials held at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for ‘allowing many to fly abroad on forged passports’
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

A senior official added the police were also investigating a travel agent named Mehboob Kasamali Gangji for allegedly helping eight women fly out of the country using passports belonging to his wife Shehzan and daughter Roshni.

Visa agent booked after woman ‘sold’ to family in Saudi Arabia returns
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Investigations revealed that the emigration stamp on Sukhwant Kaur’s visa had been made at the Byculla office of the visa agent, and not at the airport, as is required in the case of overseas travel, said the police

An entire generation’s memories of Baywatch stars Pamela Anderson and her swan dives
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

If you’re a Nineties teenager, Baywatch taught you what running really meant. Nothing that Hannah Barbera threw at the younger lot of that generation came close to Pamela Anderson gliding in crimson, which was almost like her second skin in the show.

Mumbai: OSD to CM finds ‘fake’ FB profile, lodges complaint
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Post claims she offered money to influence opinion about Fadnavis.

33-year-old slashes throat inside police station, booked for attempting suicide
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The incident took place inside the police station early on Sunday after the police brought Ravindra Ghadge for questioning.

Safe with Rs 2 lakh stolen from Colaba salon, employee held
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The police said accused Anil Kumar was the last to leave at 9.30 pm as he was responsible for locking up the premises.

With state govt’s redevelopment plans for Mumbai’s BDD chawls, is it time to let go of a familiar way of life?
Sun, May 28, 2017

With the Maharashtra government’s redevelopment plan for the century-old BDD chawls in central Mumbai, the city might soon lose a way of life forever.

Mumbai man arrested in Pakistan: ‘I hope he will come home soon’ 
Wed, May 24, 2017

The Maharashtra ATS, which had interrogated Sheikh before he went missing, meanwhile, said it was attempting to establish if the man caught in Pakistan is the same person it had once investigated.

Dadar Man loses Rs 93,000 as credit card used in Canada
Tue, May 16, 2017

“The complainant was told that Rs 93,600 had been withdrawn in an online transaction using his credit card,” said an officer at the Shivaji Park police station.

Murder Of Colaba Woman: The friend who helped him cope was the murderer, police tell victim’s husband
Mon, May 15, 2017

He could not believe until the very end that it was his friend — the man who had been at his side for the last four days, running around, crying with him, ever since he spotted at the body of his wife lying in a pool of blood — could be the killer. When the […]

Man posing as civic official cheats pregnant women, new mothers in maternity wards
Wed, May 10, 2017

Khare told the women that the state government would give them Rs 50,000 under the Rajshree Sukanya Yojana once their daughters were 18 years of age, police said.

Mumbai: British woman ‘helped’ 6 Sri Lankans reach UK with fake Indian passports
Mon, May 08, 2017

She was caught in March for aiding four other Sri Lankans to emigrate with fake passports

Conned into buying fake IPL tickets for hefty sums, 30 cricket fans end up watching match at police station
Tue, May 02, 2017

In their statements to police, all point to one man who sold them the tickets over Sunday and Monday

Use of helmets, seat-belts should be as normal as brushing teeth, says expert
Mon, May 01, 2017

Andrew Udall has visited several developed and developing countries with the highest incidences of road accidents and deaths, with India among them.

‘Shifu Sunkriti’: ‘Fake’ doctor planned to launch finishing school in Mumbai
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Sunil Kulkarni, the “bogus” doctor arrested by the Mumbai Police on Thursday for allegedly luring young girls and boys into his group ‘Shifu Sunkriti’, promising to help them get a break in Bollywood and modelling had planned to launch a finishing school in Mumbai. The crime branch, which is investigating the case, also said that […]

Mumbai: Shifu Sunkriti leader held, phone had ‘obscene content’
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, has accused Kulkarni of luring men and women aged between 18 and 25 years through obscene content on his website and then hypnotising them.

Many unusual cheating methods to clear test observed this year: Maharashtra police
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Efforts have since been made to ensure that candidates do not endure extreme weather conditions.

Mumbai: To clean up police stations, city police begin recycling waste
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

With no less than 200 people working at any police station, the bin is filled with dry waste in a matter of days.

Maharashtra Cops directed to submit DAR for road accidents within 30 days
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The Supreme Court has laid a total of 100 points that the police must cover in its DAR.

Mumbai: Now, machines at railway stations to rid platforms, tracks of plastic bottles
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Resembling a vending machine, it features directions to place a plastic bottle into a conveyor belt, which then crushes and deposits the residue at the bottom.

Fraudsters exploit UPI App: Complaints first emerged in Aurangabad
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

In the second week of March, the bank approached the Aurangabad City police after an internal audit revealed that Rs 9.6 crore had been siphoned off.

Maharashtra police recruitment: Man sticks coins to feet to raise height, caught 
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The Maharashtra police has set 165 cm as the minimum height for men and 155 cm for women.

No loophole in UPI App: NPCI
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Developer says Bank of Maharashtra incident an aberration, not systemic issue

Brother of ACP on the run held for aiding him
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Former ACP Shivaji Naravane his second wife Nanda Zodage are facing trial for the murder of her son Rohan Zodage (26) in Tilak Nagar in 2013.

Bank of Maharashtra fraud: Accused committed similar crime earlier in Pune, say cops
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Bank of Maharashtra accused 22 residents of Bhayander for hacking its central server in Mumbai and exploiting a flaw in the UPI mobile app to siphon off Rs 1.42 crore from the bank.

Mumbai: Bank server hacked, Rs 1.42cr siphoned off
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

“All the accused had accounts in the bank and downloaded the UPI app and linked their bank accounts to it,” said inspector S. V. Shetye, of Navghar police station.

Maharashtra: His bail rejected in murder case, suspended ACP flees from court
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Accused of killing his stepson, Shivaji Naravane had been in jail since October 2013

Forged passport: Kashmir man held at Mumbai airport
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

According to the police, the man, Riyaz Ahmad Wani (29) flew to Mumbai from Muscat, Oman, late night on March 17 and was caught by an immigration official.