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Mumbai News Highlights: Bombay HC verdict on Anil Deshmukh’s bail plea on Tuesday; man dies of heart attack while playing garba

Mumbai Maharashtra Latest News Today Highlights: Deshmukh was arrested in November last year by the ED in connection with allegations of money laundering and bribes taken from restaurant and bar owners.

Anil Deshmukh (File)

Mumbai Maharashtra News Highlights: A single-judge bench of Justice N J Jamadar of the Bombay High Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict in bail plea by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate (ED). Deshmukh was arrested in November last year by the ED in connection with allegations of money laundering and bribes taken from restaurant and bar owners. On September 28, Justice Jamadar had concluded a two-day hearing on Deshmukh’s plea and had reserved its order, adding it would be pronounced “as early as possible”.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man playing garba during the Navratri festival in suburban Mumbai suffered a heart attack and died after being rushed to hospital by family members including his father, who too suffered a heart attack and died later. According to sources, Manish Jain, a jewellery designer, started vomiting around 11pm on October 1 while playing garba in a residential building in the Global Society area of Virar (West). His friends, father Narpat Jain (65) and other family members rushed him to the nearby Sanjeevani Hospital, but Manish succumbed before he could be admitted.

In other news, several lakh people are expected to attend the 66th ‘Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din’ to be organised at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur in Maharashtra from October 2 to 5, a functionary of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti said on Saturday. The event, which marks the conversion to Buddhism of legendary social reformer and jurist Babasaheb Ambedkar along with several lakh followers in 1956, is being held without COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since 2019.

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22:24 (IST)03 Oct 2022
How both Sena camps are preparing for the Dussehra rallies

Sheetal Mhatre, a spokesperson for the Shinde camp, said the preparations at the ground are almost 80 per cent over and 4,000-5,000 buses have been booked by MLAs and MPs to ferry their supporters to the rally site.

At the Shivaji Park too, the Uddhav Thackeray camp is making its own preparations for the rally --- building the stage and making seating arrangements for Shiv Sainiks loyal to the Sena president. The top leadership of the Uddhav Thackeray faction met at Shiv Sena Bhavan, the party headquarters in Dadar, to take stock of the on-going preparations.

22:24 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Security tightened in run up to show-of- strength Dussehra rallies by Sena factions

Stringent security measures are in place across Mumbai in view of two rallies on Dussehra organised by Shiv Sena factions led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and party president Uddhav Thackeray, a police official said.

"Thousands of people are expected from across the state for both rallies and, therefore, arrangements have been made to ensure law and order and deal with any untoward incident. Local police as well as additional cover by other units will be in place," an official said.

Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil said his team visited Shivaji Park and BKC to take stock of security arrangements at the venues. Stringent security measures are in place as there is a possibility of supporters of the two rival factions coming face to face in the metropolis, which may lead to law and order issues, police said. (PTI)

22:17 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Bombay HC verdict on Anil Deshmukh’s bail plea on Tuesday
A single-judge bench of Justice N J Jamadar of the Bombay High Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict in bail plea by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Deshmukh was arrested in November last year by the ED in connection with allegations of money laundering and bribes taken from restaurant and bar owners. 

On September 28, Justice Jamadar had concluded a two-day hearing on Deshmukh's plea and had reserved its order, adding it would be pronounced “as early as possible”.
21:41 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Mumbai logs 66 new COVID-19 cases, zero fatality; active tally at 714

Mumbai on Monday recorded 66 new cases of coronavirus that raised the tally of infections to 11,50,546. The toll remained unchanged at 19,733, while the count of recoveries reached 11,39,099 after 51 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. There has been a drop in daily infections, as the city had recorded 102 cases and a fatality on Sunday.

21:39 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Sheena Bora case: Not aware Rs 10L paid to cops to avoid motorcycle accident FIR, says Rahul Mukerjea

Rahul Mukerjea, son of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, denied having any knowledge about Rs 10 lakh being paid to police for not registering a road accident case against him.

Rahul Mukerjea told court it was not "really" an accident and that he had not crashed into the pregnant woman while riding a motorcycle.

On Monday, Rahul Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea's son from an earlier marriage, was cross examined by Indrani Mukerjea's lawyer Ranjeet Sangle before special CBI Judge SP Naik-Nimbalkar in connection with the 2012 Sheena Bora murder case. Indrani Mukerjea is a prime accused in the case and is out on bail. (PTI)

21:36 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Lady conductor suspended for shooting videos onboard ST bus, uploading them on social media

A lady conductor of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was suspended for allegedly shooting videos while sitting in the driver's seat of a bus and uploading them on social media, an official said. Sagar Mangal Gowardhan, who worked at Kalamb depot of Osmanabad district, was suspended from duty on Saturday, he said.

According to the MSRTC, Gowardhan had shot videos while sitting in the driver's seat of a bus without permission and posted the same on social media platforms, thus tainting the image of the state transport department.

Last month, the woman spoke to other workers in foul language outside the state transport office, he said, adding that the woman has been asked to file a reply in the next 15 days, the official said. (PTI)

21:29 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Hundreds of Shiv Sainiks walk from Ahmednagar to Mumbai for Uddhav's Dussehra rally
Hundreds of Shiv Sainiks have started walking from Ahmednagar to Mumbai for Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's Dussehra Melava at Shivaji Park. They have been walking towards Mumbai since September 26 and reached Thane on Monday afternoon. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
21:26 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Symphony Ltd Chairman &MD buys Rs 72.85 crore flat in Worli

The manufacturer of air coolers Symphony Limited Chairman & Managing Director (MD) bought a Rs 72.85 crore flat in Worli. The deal was done by Achal Bakeri Family Trust & Achal Anil Bakeri represented by Rupa Achal Bakeri. Achal Bakeri is chairman and managing director of Symphony Limited (manufacturer of air coolers).

The property is in tower B, Oberoi 360 West at Worli, Mumbai. The luxurious unit is spread on 7,762 sq. ft. and comes with four parking spaces. The buyer paid a stamp duty Rs 4.37 crore.

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21:22 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Man dies while dancing at garba event in Virar, shocked father too passes away

A 35-year-old man died while dancing at a garba event in Virar. Manish Narapji Sonigra collapsed while dancing at the garba event at Global City complex in Virar on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

The man was rushed to a hospital by his father Narapji Sonigra (66) and was declared dead. On hearing about the death, the man's father also collapsed in the hospital and died on the spot.

21:20 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Man burns wife, daughters to death; suffers 10% burns himself

A 40-year-old man murdered his wife and two daughters by burning them and in the process suffered ten per cent burn injuries in Bhopar village in Dombivali, Thane district.

The incident took place at 5 am on Saturday and his wife succumbed to burn injuries on Sunday and two daughters - aged 14 and 11 years - succumbed on Monday. The police said the man was having an affair which led to frequent fights at home.

21:19 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Thackeray-led Sena releases teaser ahead of Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena released another teaser for its October 5 Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, this time calling all the Shiv Sainiks as "Thackeray Family".

14:00 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Andheri East bypoll, a litmus test for Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced the date for the bye-elections to the Andheri (East) Assembly constituency in Mumbai, the first election in the city after the split in the Shiv Sena.

The EC on Monday released the schedule for bypolls to seven Assembly constituencies in Maharashtra, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. The elections will be held on November 3 and the last date for filing nominations is October 14, the EC said. Read more

13:12 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Maharashtra to have its bye-election in Andheri east constituency

Bypolls to seven vacant assembly seats spread across six states will be held on November 3, the Election Commission announced on Monday. In Maharashtra, the bye-election will take place in the Andheri east constituency.

12:46 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Man who threatened Maharashtra CM arrested: Fadnavis

Police arrested a man in connection with the threat to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's life, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said here on Monday. (PTI)

11:03 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Thane district logs 40 COVID-19 cases

Thane district in Maharashtra reported 40 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,45,125, a health official said on Monday. (PTI)

10:31 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Light rain likely in Mumbai

The weather forecast predicted a partly cloudy sky with a possibility of light rain/thundershower in the city and suburbs today.

10:08 (IST)03 Oct 2022
How a team of 10 cops running a cyber crime helpline have recovered over Rs 32 lakh in 4 months

A team of 10 persons at the Mumbai police control room, located on the fifth floor of the Mumbai Police headquarters, has recovered more than Rs 32 lakh lost by victims of cyber crimes in the past four months.

The 1930 helpline that was launched across the country became activated in the city from May 17 this year. Since then, victims of various cyber frauds call the number and officials feed the data on the cybercrime.gov portal, which helps freeze the bank accounts into which money from fraudulent transactions is transferred. The 1930 helpline, which is functional from 9 am to 6 pm, receives as many as read more...

09:30 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Senior Communist leader Kumar Shiralkar dies

Kumar Shiralkar, one of the state's senior-most Communist leader, passed away on Sunday in Nasik. He was a former Member of central committee of CPM who had settled in a tribal hamlet in Nandurbar to work among the tribals and agricultural labourers. He was 81 and suffering from cancer since 2019.

09:17 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Mumbai confidential: Plum posting

Two officers who worked as private secretaries to Devendra Fadnavis when he was the Chief Minister have landed plum postings now. Vivek Bhimanwar, who came from Sales Tax, worked as private secretary to Fadnavis and was nominated in the IAS, is now the Transport Commissioner, while Milind Borikar, who came from the Cooperation department and was also nominated in the IAS, is now the chief officer of the Mumbai Housing and Area Development Board. Read more on this

09:06 (IST)03 Oct 2022
Maharashtra CM security boosted after temple visit

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has been provided an additional security cover over the Z+ category security. The police department provided the additional security to the CM after observing that during his Pandharpur visit this July, Shinde readily mixed with the crowd, said a senior police official.

On July 10, Shinde and his wife performed a ‘maha pooja’ of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini at a famous temple in Pandharpur town on the occasion of ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’. Read more...

September 30 deadline over, land acquisition for bullet train project yet to be completed

While Chief Minister Eknath Shinde had set a strict deadline of September 30 for complete acquisition of all land required in the state for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed bullet train project, state officials have not been able to meet the target.

The tussle between the Centre and the erstwhile Maha Vikas Aghadi government had earlier led to a slowdown in the land acquisition process. As the bullet train is a flagship project of the Narendra Modi-led government, the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government had decided to give the project a boost and they have been regularly monitoring the progress of land acquisition.

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First published on: 02-10-2022 at 08:00:26 am
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