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Mumbai Maharashtra News Updates: NCB seizes 50 kg mephedrone worth Rs 120 cr from Mumbai godown, arrests former Air India pilot

Mumbai, Maharashtra News Today Updates: The agency has also arrested two including a former Air India pilot, news agency PTI reported.

NCB has arrested two people including a former Air India pilot. (Express photo)

Mumbai News Today Updates, October 6, 2022: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized 50 kilograms of Mephedrone worth Rs 120 cr in international market from a Mumbai godown, an offical said. The agency has also arrested two including a former Air India pilot, news agency PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police arrested a man from Bihar’s Darbhanga district in connection with anonymous calls threatening to target industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family, officials said. A police team picked up Rakesh Kumar Mishra from his village on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, an official said. He has been remanded to police custody till October 10.

In other news, BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam demands permanent ban on film Adipurush for allegedly wrongly portraying Hindu God and Goddesses. Says, ” We will not allow screening of film Adipurush as it has distorted the Hindu gods and Goddesses. Some film producers to earn publicity and money have this habit of distorting facts. But the Hindu society will not tolerate such things.” Apart from banning the film, there should be some rule to ban the producer from film industry and not allow to work for some time, Kadam said.

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21:26 (IST)07 Oct 2022
ST employees who 'attacked Sharad Pawar's house' reinstated

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde Friday directed the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to revoke the suspension of 118 employees who were allegedly part of the mob that attacked the house of NCP chief Sharad Pawar in April 2022.

The MSRTC had suspended more than 10,000 employees during the strike called by state transport (ST) unions. After the strike ended, most of the workers were reinstated but 118 are yet to be reinstated.

While holding a review of the transport department on Friday, Shinde revoked the suspension of these remaining employees.

Earlier, Shinde also directed the state transport corporation to ensure that 150 electric buses are included in its fleet by December 2022. --ENS

13:34 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Rotary Club of Bombay to inaugurate third ‘Ananda Yaan’ adult daycare centre in Mazgaon

The Rotary Club of Bombay will be inaugurating the third ‘Ananda Yaan’ (a Mission to Happiness) centre, an adult daycare centre where senior citizens are encouraged to participate in yoga, meditation and exercises, at Mazgaon on Monday (October 10).

While the first centre was inaugurated in Byculla, the second came up at E Moses Road. Started in collaboration with the Dignity Foundation, senior citizens here are encouraged to participate in yoga, meditation and exercise. It is a structured programme for three hours a day, five days a week. A Sports Day is also organized for the elders with the help of volunteers. (Read more)

12:37 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Antilia bomb scare case: Delhi HC dismisses plea by ex Mumbai Police officer

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea by former Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze seeking to quash the sanction granted to prosecute him under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Antilia bomb scare case.

“The petition is dismissed for lack of territorial jurisdiction,” said a bench of Justices Mukta Gupta and Anish Dayal.

Sachin Waze (ANI)

The Centre had earlier opposed the petition by Waze on grounds that it was not maintainable before the Delhi High Court and it should have been filed before the Bombay High Court as everything related to the case happened in Mumbai.

Waze had claimed that the Delhi High Court has the territorial jurisdiction over the issue as the sanction order was passed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which is located in the national capital. (PTI)

11:56 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Vande Bharat train back in service after buffalo-hit

The recently launched Vande Bharat train that was damaged after it hit a herd of buffaloes on Gujarat rail tracks was put back into service Friday, said the Western Railway. The train that runs between Mumbai Central and Gandhinagar was repaired at Mumbai Central Railway carshed.

The front portion of the driver’s cabin of Vandhe Bharat got damaged Thursday morning after a herd of four buffaloes strayed onto the railway tracks between Vatva and Maninagar stations as the speeding train from Mumbai was proceeding to Gandhinagar.

Though the train was detained for 10 minutes at the site but reached Gandhinagar on time. Vital parts of the train remained unaffected by the impact, said the Western Railway on Friday. (Read more)

11:24 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Damaged after hitting cattle, nose cone of Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat train replaced

The front portion of the Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express train, which was damaged after hitting some buffaloes in Gujarat, has been replaced here by the railway authorities, an official said on Friday.

The nose of the newly-launched Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express train had suffered damage after it hit a herd of buffaloes around 11.15 am on Thursday near Ahmedabad, when the train was on its way to Gandhinagar.

"The nose cone cover of the train's driver coach along with its mounting brackets was damaged in the cattle-hit incident. However, the vital parts of the train remained unaffected. The damaged nose cone was replaced at the Coach Care Centre in Mumbai Central," Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer of the Western Railway said. (PTI)

10:53 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Man dupes 200 people in Maharashtra over fake instant loan, arrested

Pune city police last Monday arrested an online fraudster who cheated about 200 persons in Maharashtra through an advertisement on Facebook, promising instant loans of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh in two hours.

Police, during the investigation, have found that the accused Vitthal Babu Jarande, 33, resident of Uruli Devachi and native of Osmanabad, have cheated ‘customers’ to the tune of Rs 7 lakh by charging them a ‘processing fee’. (Read more)

09:21 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Veteran actor Arun Bali dies at 79

Veteran actor Arun Bali died on Friday morning around 4.30 am due to prolonged age-related illness. The senior actor’s son Ankush Bali confirm to indianexpress.com that the cremation will take place on Saturday as they’re waiting for some family members to come down from the US to Mumbai. The actor was last seen in Aamir Khan-starrer Laal Singh Chaddha and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Goodbye that released on Friday.

Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, in 1942, Arun Bali is known for his performances in 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014), Airlift (2016), Kedarnath (2018) and Panipat (2019) among many other films. He made his TV debut in the year 1989 with Doosra Kewal. He went on to many TV shows such as Chankaya, Swabhimaan and Kumkum Pyaara Sa Bandhan.

Arun was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease, Myasthenia Gravis, earlier this year. Caused by a communication failure between nerves and muscles, the illness took a toll on him and he was frequently in and out of hospital. (Read more)

09:04 (IST)07 Oct 2022
NCB seizes Rs 120 cr worth drugs from Mumbai godown, arrests former Air India pilot 

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 60 kg mephedrone drug worth more than Rs 120 crore from Mumbai and Gujarat and arrested six persons, including a former Air India pilot, a senior official said on Friday.

The action was taken based on specific information received by the Naval Intelligence unit at Jamnagar in Gujarat, said Sanjay Singh, Deputy Director General of the NCB in a press briefing here. "Following the tip-off, the officials from the NCB headquarters in Delhi and its Mumbai zonal unit conducted a raid at Jamnagar on October 3 and seized 10 kg mephedrone," he said.

The NCB team had arrested one person from Jamnagar and three more were held from Mumbai in this connection, Singh added. "On Thursday, the NCB team raided a godown located on S B Road in Fort area of south Mumbai and seized 50 mephedrone," he said. (PTI)

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22:35 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Four months on, molester nabbed; victim showers praises on social media

A 23-year-old woman took to social media to shower praises on Mumbai Police after they managed to trace and arrest a 32-year-old homeless man who back in June this year had exposed his private parts before the woman and fled from the spot.

Confirming the development, DCP (zone 2), Neelotpal said, “We are verifying if he has criminal antecedents.”

The incident took place around 7 pm on June 17 near Kennedy bridge when the 23-year-old complainant had taken her dog for strolling. A homeless man started staring at her and as she ignored him he suddenly came in front of her and exposed his private parts and masturbated. The woman raised an alarm and tried to gather people for help but he managed to run away from the spot.

The accused fled to his hometown in UP. On October 6, he returned to Mumbai and the police were tipped off following which he was arrested.

An excerpt from the social media post of the victim reads, “I had given up, but the folks at Gamdevi Police Station had not. I am forever grateful to Mumbai Police for all of their efforts, and how receptive they were to my complaint, how diligent they were with the follow up, and how they did not stop until they found the person. If you ever find yourself hesitant to report a similar incident, or wonder if it even makes sense to go to the police with it, I encourage you to do so. You can’t expect immediate results, but you can expect relentless and consistent efforts that will make you feel safer, and more confident the next time you step out alone.”

21:26 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Cops record Kirit Somaiya’s statement over ‘attack’ by Shiv Sena workers

The Khar police recorded the statement of BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in connection with the alleged attack on him outside the Khar police station on April 23 this year by Shiv Sena workers.

The alleged attack took place when Somaiya had visited the police station after the arrest of Amravati Parliamentarian Navneet Rana and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana, over the Hanuman Chalisa row. Read more

Express photo by Amit Chakravarty
21:20 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Malegaon blast: BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur appears before trial court

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Thursday appeared before the trial court. The Bhopal MP remained present before the special judge for NIA cases, A K Lahoti, as an official of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad who had arrested her was deposing as a witness. Read more

21:17 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Old Charni Road foot over-bridge to remain shut for 45 days

The old foot over-bridge (FOB) at the north end of Platforms 2 and 3 of Charni Road station of Mumbai Suburban Railways will be closed for 45 days till November 18 owing to construction work, according to Western Railways. The FOB will be closed for constructing a linkway connecting the newly constructed foot over-bridge and platforms 2 and 3. Read more

21:02 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Centre appoints six additional judges of Bombay HC

The Centre issued a notification for the appointment of six judicial officers as additional judges of the Bombay High Court. The names include Sanjay A Deshmukh, Yanshivraj G Khobragade, Mahendra W Chandwani, Abhay S Waghwase, Ravindra M Joshi and Vrushali Shubhangi Vijay Joshi. 

The Supreme Court collegium in its meeting held on September 7 had approved a proposal for their elevation.

20:48 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Major water pipeline leak reported outside Sena Bhavan

A water pipe burst outside Dadar's Sena Bhawan, leading to heavy water leakage. The ward office deployed personnel for repair work.

Express photo by Amit Chakravarty
20:33 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Festival in Bandra encourages leisure reading among lesser-privileged kids

The Let’s Read Carnival was held in Bandra with the aim to cultivate a culture of leisure reading amongst lesser-privileged kids across India. The carnival gave over 1,200 kids an opportunity to have five storybooks of their choice at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra West.

Express photo by Amit Chakravarty
20:28 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Commuters walk on railway track following brief halt in Central line services

Commuters walked on a railway track amid a halt in slow line local train services towards CSMT due to a technical snag in OHE (overhead equipment) at Sandhurst Road station.

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20:24 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Police arrest accused in Bandra Worli Sea Link accident

Bandra Worli Sea Link road accident accused Irfan Abdul Raheem Beelkia, a real estate developer, was produced at Bhoiwada Court in Mumbai.

Irfan Abdul Raheem Beelkia at Bhoiwada court. (PTI)
19:17 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Ambani family has been target of threats over the years

Calls received by a hospital run by the Reliance Foundation threatening to kill Mukesh Ambani and his family members were the latest of the threats received by the billionaire industrialist.

According of the city police, this is the second instance of Ambani family getting threats on the hospital landline number. On August 15 this year, the hospital had received at least nine calls threatening the Reliance Industries chairman and his family members, said an official. Bishnu Vidu Bhoumik (56) was arrested in connection with the calls.

In November 2021, Mumbai Police increased the security outside Antilia following a tip given by a taxi driver about a possible threat, but investigation found there was no such threat. (PTI)

19:13 (IST)06 Oct 2022
People will decide who wins, says Dhananjay Munde on Pankaja Munde's announcement about 2024 Assembly polls

A day after Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pankaja Munde said she was beginning preparations for the 2024 Assembly polls in Parli, sitting Nationalist Congress Party MLA Dhananjay Munde said the people of the constituency will decide who emerges winner.

The BJP leader, who was a minister in the previous Devendra Fadnavis government between 2014 and 2019, was defeated by Dhananjay Munde, also her cousin, by a margin of more than 30,000 votes in the 2019 Assembly polls.

"I have not heard Pankaja Munde's speech so I will not react to it. But contesting from any seat and preparing for it is everyone's right. People will decide who emerges winner," the NCP MLA told a news channel. (PTI)

19:12 (IST)06 Oct 2022
Cattle movement curbs to continue for a month, says Maha minister

Restrictions on cattle movement in Maharashtra will continue for one more month in view of the lumpy skin disease even as a massive vaccination drive is underway against the viral infection, state animal husbandry minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said.

Speaking to PTI, he said immediate action on the part of the state government and rapid vaccination have kept the deaths to just 2,100 in the state.

"We have decided to continue with the ban on the transport of domestic animals and cattle for at least one more month. Vaccination is going on and we are assessing the situation," Vikhe Patil said.

Mumbai sea link staffer who stopped suicide bids run over at accident site:

About a decade ago, he was felicitated by the police for saving the life of a girl after a road accident in Mumbai’s Worli. In 2016, CCTV footage showed him pulling back a man dangling from the Bandra-Worli sea link trying to end his life. Around 2.40 am Wednesday, he responded to yet another call — about a car with four passengers hitting a railing on the sea link following a burst tyre.

This was the last distress call that 36-year-old Chetan Kadam, a security supervisor, would attend. Minutes later, another speeding car slammed into the handful of rescuers, including Kadam, who had gathered at the site. And he was among the five people who were killed.

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First published on: 06-10-2022 at 11:16:56 am
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