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Pune news highlights: Kiran Gosavi, an ‘independent witness’ in Aryan Khan case, nabbed by Pune police

Pune News Live Updates: Kiran Gosavi was also connected to a cheating case lodged in 2018.

By: Express Web Desk | Pune |
Updated: October 29, 2021 8:29:04 am
Kiran Gosavi|Mumbai drugs caseOn Wednesday, Kiran Gosavi travelled to Pune and had told a news channel that he would be appearing before NCB officers. (Express Photo by Pavan Khengre)

Pune Live Updates: Amitab Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner stated that Kiran Gosavi was residing at a lodge in Katraj area, Pune and was arrested at 3.00am. Gosavi’s picture with Aryan Khan went viral and immediately after that he went into hiding. He was connected to a cheating case lodged in 2018. Gupta said that Kiran Gosavi was roaming around in various places in last few days including Lucknow, Hyderabad, Fatehpur Sikri, Jalgaon, Panvel and Lonavala.

Pune district on Wednesday recorded 206 new Covid-19 infections. On the other hand, the number of people succumbed to the disease was one; with 393 cases of recovery. Currently, there are 3,140 active Covid-19 cases in Pune district. So far, the tally for samples tested stands at 15,315.

Dr Pradeep Vyas, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Maharashtra, told The Indian Express that at least 60 lakh beneficiaries are due for their second dose of Covishield while 15 lakh are due for the second dose of Covaxin. Maharashtra has more than 3 crore fully vaccinated persons, which is highest for any state in the country, he said.

Dheeraj Kumar, commissioner, agriculture stated that Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) will have to pass a resolution to share their profits or dividends with their member farmers if interested to enroll in Maharashtra government’s programme.

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Pune police arrested Kiran Gosavi; Pune records 206 new covid-19 infections, one death; Maharashtra has more than 3 crore fully vaccinated persons; FPCs will have to pass a resolution to share their profits with farmers. Follow highlights

14:48 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Pune’s theatre actor Gillian Pinto makes movie debut

Pune’s Gillian Pinto, a theatre actor, has made her movie debut as lead actor in Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy that will be released in the city on October 30. After over a decade of theatre experience with noted directors like Lillette Dubey, Hina Siddiqui, Faezeh Jalali, Sunil Shanbag and others, Pinto will be seen on the silver screen in this film that has already been released in Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.

The one-and-a-half hour film is written and directed by independent filmmaker Sandeep Mohan. The story revolves around the lives of Nirmal Anand (Karanveer Khullar), an anti-diabetic-drug salesman, and his wife Sarah (Gillian Pinto).  Read more

14:46 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Warfare areas have shifted from territorial frontier to civil society: Ajit Doval

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday said the new areas of warfare have shifted from territorial frontiers to civil societies, adding that factors like people's health, their sense of wellbeing and security, and their perception of government impact the will of a nation.
  
Speaking on 'National security preparedness in the age of disasters and pandemics', at the Pune Dialogue on National Security (PDNS) 2021 organized by Pune International Centre here, Doval said disasters and pandemics cannot be tackled in insolation.

"You are all aware of the changes taking place in the global security landscape. Wars are increasingly becoming cost ineffective instruments of achieving the nation's political and military objectives. (PTI)

13:59 (IST)28 Oct 2021
PMC joins hands with Dutch foundation to make city child-friendly

After the successful completion of the first phase of the Urban95 programme in Pune, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) have launched the second phase of the programme.

This phase is focused on scaling the initiative and learnings across the city to make urban neighbourhoods accessible for infants, toddlers, young children, and their caregivers helping the city cater to the needs of this demographic and provide infrastructure and services to support them better.

The BvLF will support PMC through technical assistance via teams of urban planning and design experts and early childhood development. Egis India Consulting Engineers, Egis International SA, and the Aga Khan Foundation have come on board as the technical partners during the second phase. Read more

13:23 (IST)28 Oct 2021
In-depth probe will bust pan-India cheating racket run by Kiran Gosavi: Pune complainant

A 24-year-old hotel management graduate who was allegedly duped by Kiran Gosavi, an NCB’s independent witness who appeared in a selfie with Aryan Khan, claimed that an in-depth police probe into his activities would uncover a pan-India job scam where scores of youngsters were cheated.

Chinmay Deshmukh filed a complaint with Pune’s Faraskhana Police Station in May 2018, accusing Gosavi of cheating him of Rs 3.09 lakh by promising him a hotel management job in Malaysia. Deshmukh said there was no job waiting for him after landing in Malaysia and that he was provided with a tourist visa by Gosavi. Based on Deshmukh’s complaint, police had booked Gosavi in this case under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Information Technology Act. Read more

12:16 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Gosavi was travelling, booking hotels using alias ‘Sachin Patil’: Pune Police Commissioner

In the past fortnight, Kiran Gosavi travelled to numerous cities across India, including Hyderabad, Lucknow, Fatehpur Sikri, Panvel, Jalgaon and Lonavala, and used an alias in a bid to evade detection and arrest. “He used the alias of Sachin Patil while booking hotels,” Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said on Thursday .

Gosavi, who is one of the ‘independent’ witnesses in the Aryan Khan drug case, was arrested from a lodge in Katraj area of Pune at 3 am in connection with a cheating case in 2018. Read more

11:45 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Pune AQI tumbles, IMD predicts overcast weather in evening 

Pune city's air quality has slipped to 'moderate' category on Thursday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) value climbing over 100 after nearly six months. The SAFAR has forecast relatively poor air quality in areas around Lohegaon, Shivajinagar, Bhosari, Bhumkar chowk, Nigdi and Hadapsar on Thursday. 

The minimum temperatures continue to remain marginally above normal. On Thursday, Shivajinagar recorded 20.6 degrees and at Lohegaon, it was 23.8 degrees Celsius. 

The IMD has forecast morning's clear sky conditions turning cloudy post noon hours. The day temperature is likely to remain at 32 degrees on Thursday. (ENS)

11:20 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Maharashtra home minister tests Covid positive

Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil tested Covid positive. "After experiencing mild symptoms I decided to get tested for Covid-19. I have tested positive. My condition is stable and I am following my doctor’s advice. I urge all those who came in contact with me during Nagpur & Amravati tour, & other programs, to get themselves tested, " he tweeted on Thursday.

10:27 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Pune Police ‘nab’ Kiran Gosavi, NCB’s ‘independent witness’ in Aryan Khan case

The Pune city police have ‘nabbed’ Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective cited as an “independent witness” by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan, in connection with a cheating case lodged in 2018.

Gosavi had gone incommunicado soon after his selfie with Aryan Khan went viral on social media and questions were raised about his conduct during the drugs bust. He was reportedly travelling in Uttar Pradesh and had also expressed his intentions to surrender before UP Police. Read more

 
 
 
 
09:51 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Pune: Ahead of Diwali, pollution control board finds firecrackers within permissible noise levels

Ahead of Diwali, the regional office of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in Pune has tested commercially available firecrackers for compliance with noise standards at Tingre Nagar and found them to be within the recommended noise limit of 125 decibels.

Nitin Shinde, regional officer, MPCB, Pune said that there has been an improvement in the manufacturing standards of crackers and, unlike previous years, a reduction in crackers that violate permissible noise limits.

“We have tested 10 single firecrackers, including seven shots, whistling rocket, bomb green, rocket bomb, flower pot and others from Sivakasi-based manufacturers. Read more

09:26 (IST)28 Oct 2021
Pune logs 206 new Covid-19 infections

Pune district recorded 206 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday.

On the other hand, one died due to the disease; with 393 cases of recovery. Currently, there are 3,140 active Covid-19 cases in Pune district.

So far, the tally for samples tested stands at 15,315. (ENS)

22:39 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Ahead of Diwali, pollution control board finds firecrackers within permissible noise levels

Ahead of Diwali, the regional office of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in Pune has tested commercially available firecrackers for compliance with noise standards at Tingre Nagar and found them to be within the recommended noise limit of 125 decibels.

Nitin Shinde, regional officer, MPCB, Pune said that there has been an improvement in the manufacturing standards of crackers and, unlike previous years, a reduction in crackers that violate permissible noise limits.

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19:25 (IST)27 Oct 2021
YCM Hospital performs rare facial bone surgery on 48-year-old woman

A rare and critical facial bone surgery was performed successfully on a 48-year-old woman at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCM), run by Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), recently.

"The patient was diagnosed with Zygomatic hemangioma, which is one of the rarest conditions. There are only around 20 reported cases globally. This condition presents a unique and risky clinical challenge for the surgeon," said Dr Yashwant Ingale, faciomaxillary surgeon at YCM Hospital.

Doctors at the hospital said the woman from Ahmednagar worked as a stone mine labourer. Around 18 years ago, while at work, she met with an accident during a mine blast. A stone hit her face, injuring her. Following this, a hard growth was formed on the right side of her facial bone (Zygomatic bone). In the last three-four years, she started experiencing pain in the region. This also led to facial deformity, said Dr Ingale.

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17:34 (IST)27 Oct 2021
PMC to implement adaptive traffic management system to deal with road chaos

To resolve traffic chaos, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), along with Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDCL), has decided to implement an adaptive traffic management system (ATMS) across the city.

“The Pune Smart city has undertaken the project to streamline the traffic across the city. It has taken up the project of ATMS and would be funding capital expenditure for it. However, due to fund constraints, the PSCDCL has urged the PMC to take the responsibility of operation and maintenance of the project for five years,” said Hemant Rasane, chairperson of the standing committee.

The PMC, he said, has decided to incur the operation and maintenance cost of Rs 58 crore for the next five years. The civic body will shell out Rs 11.58 crore every year for the maintenance and operation of the project.

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13:45 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Maharashtra: Banned gutka, tobacco products worth over Rs 42 lakh seized; three held

Police have arrested three persons and seized banned gutka and tobacco products worth Rs 42.64 lakh from their possession here in Maharashtra, an official said on Wednesday. 
          
Following a tip-off, a police team intercepted a tempo on Tuesday at Nadi Naka in Bhiwandi town and seized the banned goods, an official from Nizampura police station said. 
        
Three of the accused were arrested and hunt was on for two others, he said.
        
The accused had procured the goods from a person at Vadodara in Gujarat and were to deliver the stock to a person in neighbouring Mumbai, the official said.
        
A case was registered against the accused under relevant sections, he added. (PTI)

13:23 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Covid-19 situation after Diwali to be deciding factor for offline exams in colleges

The Covid-19 situation in Pune following Diwali will be the key deciding factor when it comes to holding semester examinations in the traditional offline mode, say colleges in the city.

While many colleges in Pune opened a fortnight ago and have been conducting offline classes and practicals for fully vaccinated students, the fate of examinations for the second semester is yet to be finalised and the colleges are readying themselves for a hybrid model for conducting exams and evaluating students.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 cases have been coming down and earlier this week, it touched a record low of around 850 daily cases. If the caseload remains the same for the next four to six weeks — which remain crucial post the Diwali festivities and vacations — then the examination departments of all state-run universities are expected to consider holding offline exams. Read more

13:05 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Pune: Ahead of Diwali, pollution control board finds firecrackers within permissible noise levels

Ahead of Diwali, the regional office of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in Pune has tested commercially available firecrackers for compliance with noise standards at Tingre Nagar and found them to be within the recommended noise limit of 125 decibels.

Nitin Shinde, regional officer, MPCB, Pune said that there has been an improvement in the manufacturing standards of crackers and, unlike previous years, a reduction in crackers that violate permissible noise limits.

“We have tested 10 single firecrackers, including seven shots, whistling rocket, bomb green, rocket bomb, flower pot and others from Sivakasi-based manufacturers. The maximum decibel level allowed is 125 dBA and most were in the range of 60-100 dBA,” Shinde told The Indian Express. Read more

12:14 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Pune: Leopard rescued hours after attacking a man

A man who was out for a morning walk was injured after a leopard attacked him in a residential area in Pune city on Tuesday following which the animal was rescued late in the evening, a forest official said.
        
The leopard was found hiding in a narrow lane in Gosavi Vasti area in suburban Hadapsar and was rescued after an operation that lasted over two hours, said Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Rahul Patil.
        
Earlier in the morning it attacked Sambhaji Atole in Sade Satara Nali locality, close to the premises of the leading vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India.
        
Atole was rushed to the Sassoon General Hospital. He was out of danger, officials said. (PTI)        

11:26 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Pune: Camera traps to be set up in area where leopard was sighted

Camera traps will be installed in and around the area where an early morning attack by a leopard was reported in Hadapsar on Tuesday. The camera traps will help study the path of the animal in the region, said Principal Chief Conservator of Forest of Maharashtra, Sunil Limaye.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Limaye said, “I have instructed Pune DCF Rahul Patil to take all the required measures to rescue the leopard, including installing trap cages in the area and using the tranquiliser gun if the situation calls for it. I have also directed that camera traps be installed in the area to understand the path of movement of the leopard so that subsequent steps can be contemplated.” Read more

11:11 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Pune: Robbery on Konark Express, two persons injured

Two passengers travelling on Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Konark Express were injured after robbers allegedly tried to snatch gold ornaments from the windows of the train compartment on Tuesday night.

According to officials from the Government Railway Police (GRP), the incident took place at Nanveej which is located around 75 kilometers from Pune city. An officer said that three robbers targeted a sleeper coach when the train came to a halt due to the alleged tampered signal. Read more

10:34 (IST)27 Oct 2021
Two Nigerians arrested from Noida for duping Pune woman of Rs 12 lakh

Solving a case in which a woman from Pune was duped of Rs 12 lakh through a matrimonial website, the Pune City police have arrested two Nigerian nationals from Greater Noida, who are suspected to have cheated people in many such cases, officials said on Tuesday.

The officials from the Cyber crime police station of the Pune police were probing a case in which a woman was cheated to the tune of Rs 12 lakh through a profile she was in contact with on a matrimonial website. The woman was in contact with the profile of a person who posed to have a job abroad. Between June and July 2020, she was made to transfer Rs 12 lakh on various pretexts. Read more

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in a bid to resolve traffic chaos across the city along with Pune Smart City Development Corporation (PSCDCL) has decided to implement the Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) across the city. The project would be used for providing green corridor during emergency situation for ambulance, police, fire brigade, he said, adding the emergency situation can also be tracked on the system.

Ahead of Diwali, the regional office of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in Pune has tested commercially available firecrackers for compliance with noise standards at Tingre Nagar and found them to be within the recommended noise limit of 125 decibels.

Qaneez Sukhrani, a civic activist, has served a legal notice to Pune Municipal Corporation stating she was withholding her property tax due for the financial year. This highlights the alleged failure of the civic body in discharging its duties towards citizens.

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