Mohamed Thaver

Mohamed Thaver is a Special Correspondent and reports from Nariman Pt., Mumbai

Articles By Mohamed Thaver

Between 2008-2017, PMC Bank took minimal collateral from Wadhawans

Eventually, the bank gave overdraft facility worth around Rs 2,500 crore to HDIL and by the time the alleged fraud was unearthed in October, HDIL owed the bank Rs 4,355 crore, including the interest accrued.

Maharashtra: EOW investigating frauds in 8 co-operative banks

EOW officers said most of these co-operative banks had gone bust and the RBI has imposed restrictions on withdrawals.

Mumbai: 79-year-old Mulund resident loses Rs 1.5 crore in ‘romance’ scam

The man, formerly an engineer with a reputed company, ended up pawning his wife’s jewellery and was also on the verge of selling his house to pay the woman, police said.

T-shirt inscribed with ‘swag’ leads Mumbai Police to man who ‘raped, killed’ minor

After searching the area, police reportedly found the girl’s body from some bushes at an isolated spot near the railway station.

Mumbai calm, police gear up for Eid-e-Milad today

On Saturday, no law and order disruptions were reported in Mumbai, even as Section 144 of the CrPC, which bars assembly of more than four people, was imposed in the city.

Arvind Inamdar: A DGP who never failed to speak his mind dies at 79

Inamdar, a 1964-batch IPS officer who hailed from Vidarbha, served in Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Nashik, among other places, during his 36-years in the force.

BMC sanctions Rs 2 crore a year for Eid-e-Milad procession

Following a proposal by the All India Khilafat Committee seeking funds for its juloos, Standing Committee Chairman Yashwant Jadhav tabled a proposal in this regard on Wednesday, which was approved.

Call to make dinner booking at Mumbai eatery proves costly for woman, duped of Rs 85,000

An employee at the Juhu branch of Shiv Sagar restaurant said they were aware that a fake phone number had been listed in the restaurant’s contact details online.

Death in police custody: In 16 out of 18 cases in Mumbai in last six years, no custodial torture found

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Vijay Kumar Choubey said, “The SOP is clear when it comes to people who have health issues. However, we will be re-emphasising the need to take suspects who complain of health issues directly to the hospital instead of the police station.”

Mumbai: 3 candidates under EC scanner for ‘communal’ poll speeches

A senior police officer said that depending on the evidence, chargesheets would be filed in the cases.

Among key parties, five Congress-NCP candidates lose deposits in Mumbai

Of the five, three were Congress candidates fighting from the eastern suburbs and BJP strongholds of Ghatkopar and Mulund. The others were Congress candidate from Sewri and NCP nominee from Magathane.

Outsider tag, ‘negative campaign’ did not help Sharma in his Nallasopara encounter

A Sena leader said that Sharma was more enthusiastic about campaigning from Andheri, where he has been living for decades and has a strong network.

Fake news crops up as deterrent as Cong, Sena prepare for ‘straightforward’ fight

Shiv Sena is looking at the circulation of the photo as a strategy to remind voters of Lande’s MNS roots. But Lande dismissed suggestions that north Indian and Muslim voters in the constituency will vote for his opponent.

Mumbai: Bandra school in soup for distributing BJP’s ‘Jansampark Abhiyaan’ form at ‘urgent’ PTA meet

The form has ‘Jansampark Abhiyaan’ written on it and includes photographs of Asish Shelar, Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP’s lotus symbol, and is signed by Shiv Sena’s Irfan Qureshi.

Aarey tree felling may hold sway as Bandra West readies for 2-way contest

While BJP’s Ashish Shelar has been taking out massive rallies in the area and hoping for a clean sweep for the BJP, Congress’ Asif Zakaria is focussed more on the “look-at-your-candidate” mantra and is hopeful that his work as a corporator will hold him in good stead and buck the trend.

Bandra (East) seat: Rebel, Cong’s LS showing turn Sena homeground into a three-way contest

Sawant contested the bypoll from the area in 2015 after her husband Bala Sawant, the sitting Sena MLA from the seat, passed away that year.

Maharashtra elections: In ‘safe’ Vile Parle, BJP MLA focuses on bringing Congress voters into partyfold

Parag Alavani, who won the seat in the 2014 Assembly elections by 30,000 votes when the Shiv Sena and BJP contested separately, is aware that Vile Parle has become among the safer seats for the BJP in the city.

Aarey: Arrests mark new turn in way police deal with civic protests

This time, it appeared that the police wanted to make an example by arresting some of the protesters, so as to prevent more people from reaching the spot and a possible snowballing of the situation.

PMC bank fraud: ‘Waryam Singh acted as bridge between bank officials and HDIL’

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police, which is investigating the case, mentioned in its remand that Singh was also on the Board of Directors of HDIL in the past.

In Mumbai, a ‘good’ boy, and a ‘murderer’

A 12-yr-old may be Mumbai’s youngest murder accused. Family missing, police clueless, teachers, neighbours talk of a boy who stood out in his slum cluster.