Gautam S Mengle

Articles By Gautam S Mengle

Loss irreparable, death sentence just: Esther’s father

Sanap convicted by a special court on Tuesday was given the death sentence on Friday.

Esther Anuhya case: Was told not to rely on system, but I had faith in it, says father

Prasad said he wanted maximum punishment for Sanap, hoping it would send out a strong message so that no other parent has to suffer like him.

Meow meow case: Crime Branch files appeal in Bombay HC, wants retest of ‘drug’ seized from Kalokhe

Kalokhe, a former head constable with the Marine Drive police, was arrested on March 9 this year after the police seized 112 kg of the alleged narcotic drug .

Thane builder suicide: Suicide-note analysed, 4 corporators under scanner

Parmar had shot himself at his under-construction building on October 7, leaving behind a 13-page suicide note blaming red tape and harassment by corporators, politicians and civic officials.

After discovering water, NASA now plans to manufacture oxygen on Mars

NASA had last week confirmed that water had been discovered on Mars.

Retesting of MEOW MEOW samples: Police get govt nod to challenge NDPS court order

The Crime Branch, which is probing the matter, had earlier approached the state’s law department for permission to challenge the NDPS court’s decision.

Stolen cellphone racket- Accused may have changed hundreds of IMEI numbers: Police

Officials said the accused would take stolen cellphones from thieves in bulk and change their IMEI numbers overnight.

Second FIR in Balganga scam- ACB: FA Enterprises got Class 1A certification on basis of forged paperwork

The Khatri-owned company got the certificate, that all new firms need to be eligible to bid, when Bhujbal was PWD minister.

Pak boat chased us, fired more rounds as we tried to flee, fishermen tell police

The fishermen, on their way back, had sent out an alert on the wireless radio about being under attack.

Cases of civilians arrested for seeking bribe on the rise: ACB

157 arrested between Jan and Sept, second largest group held for graft.

Irregularities in irrigation projects: Ajit Pawar, Tatkare get ACB summons

They were asked to either appear at the ACB head office or to send their representatives on September 15 and September 16, respectively.

New Mumbai police commissioner Ahmad Javed was once pipped by Rakesh Maria

A 1980-batch IPS officer, Javed, is an alumnus of Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, served as Superintendent of Police in Buldhana.

Looking at Sanjay Dutt’s yet-another-parole through the prism of his film roles

After Amitabh Bachchan moved out of his angry young man phase, it was Sanjay who made it cool all over again, all fiery eyes and baritone.

Seminar on black magic: Activist allays doubts of cops, performs magic scientifically

Police officers from all over Mumbai attended the event, during which Prof Manav explained the intricacies of the Act as well as demystified certain ‘magic’ feats performed by self-styled godmen.

Cops rush beating heart from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai in 15 minutes

The first successful transplant in Maharashtra took place on Monday when a heart was flown via a green corridor from Pune's Jehangir Hospital to Mumbai's Fortis hospital.

Thane building collapse: In his dying moments, he saved his kitten

It was learnt that Mahadeo Barve (70) used to stay alone in his third-floor flat with only his kitten for company.

Unsafe homes: 12 killed in Thane building collapse, seven injured

Last week, a three-storey residential building collapsed in Thakurli area of Thane.

Gulshan Kumar Murder: Crime Branch begins talks with Bangla cops to bring back convict

Abdul Rauf Merchant fled the country when he was out on furlough.

Yakub Memon hanging: 26,000 cops on their toes, with messages ready for circulation

Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Dhananjay Kulkarni added, “There were around 6,000 personnel in Mahim alone, and 7,500 personnel around the cemetery.

Woman Cop’s murder: ‘Husband slit throat after tiff over money’

Her throat was slit, no sign of forced entry at home, say investigators.