Mohamed Thaver

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

Articles By Mohamed Thaver

Unit formed in ’80s to tackle gangs to be given new tasks, Mumbai Police revives its Special Operations Squad

Barve said, “The SOS unit was in disuse and needed to be revamped. It needed better weapons, better training and better understanding that were provided for.”

In Mumbai, Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family: Till he does not return from Pakistan, fear remains

"While we are happy with the efforts put in by the Indian government, we want to see Kulbhushan come out alive from Pakistan," Kulbhushan Jadhav’s uncle told The Indian Express.

Cop abducted by 3 drunk men who parked car, dozed off in middle of highway; 2 held

According to police, it was only after a traffic police vehicle chased them down and obstructed their path, could the constable be rescued near Ghatkopar. Police arrested two of the three occupants of the car while one managed to escape.

Mumbai: Man ‘stabs’ pregnant daughter to death for rejecting marriage proposals, eloping

Singh said Chaurasia, who has a paan shop in Matunga, had called his daughter to an isolated spot in Ghatkopar on the pretext of giving her some money to purchase clothes. When the duo met on Saturday night, the accused stabbed her in the neck several times before fleeing.

Maharashtra spends a measly Rs 37.49 per day on each prisoner’s food

While hearing a PIL filed by NGO Jan Adalat - Centre of Para-Legal Services and Legal Aid on the issue of jail conditions in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court in 2017 had asked the state to improve the standard of the prisons

Mumbai: After 3-year wait, Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar police commissionerate to be inaugurated on August 15

With the MBVV commissionerate likely to be headed by an Additional Director General (ADG) rank officer, sources said, several IPS officers have also thrown their hats in the ring for the post.

Mumbai: Four held in child selling racket, cops say accused part of interstate gang

While three persons arrested from Delhi are relatives, the crime branch officers obtained the custody of a fourth person, Julehuma Dalvi (32), from Byculla women’s jail.

Cybercrime rising, Mumbai police want nod for PSI-level officers to probe cases

The Mumbai Police made the proposal at a cybercrime meeting called by the Intelligence Bureau in New Delhi last month. The same proposal was also put forward by several other police forces.

Mumbai child trafficking racket: Purchased boy under pressure from family to have male child, says accused

Of the six arrested, two including Desai, were booked for purchasing children, while four women were arrested for scouting for children and selling them.

A Maharashtra jail gets a new radio station that authorities say is helping

Why a Mumbai prison got a radio station going.

Mumbai: Man from Jaipur arrested for blackmailing woman

A Chembur police team accompanied the woman on the flight from Mumbai to Jaipur where the accused was waiting for her.

Mumbai: 48-year-old man befriends women posing as daughter, posts morphed photographs, arrested

Following a complaint by a woman working as a security guard, the accused was arrested on Tuesday. Police said he has three to four Facebook accounts and they are trying to identify others whom he had targeted in a similar manner.

Molestation video goes viral: Mumbai Police hunt person who shot it

After the video started circulating on social media, the Mumbai Police put out a tweet, requesting people to stop sharing the video.

Mumbai: Online classifieds ads’ portal used to dupe people on pretext of offering escort services

Over the last year, several people using the website — a site ptoviding dating, advertising and escort services — have been duped of several thousands, police said.

Logistics firm staffer flees with gold worth Rs 6.6 crore in Mumbai

The loader managed to evade two gun-toting security guards, two other loaders, CCTV cameras and the bank’s internal security.

Knowledge of Gondi, Madia languages must for police recruits in Gadchiroli

This move was prompted by the desire for better policing and maintaining a close network with local residents from the area that experiences Maoist insurgency.

Disfigured body found in Mumbai: DNA report confirms identity

“The DNA report has confirmed that the deceased is Yadav. The DNA sample from Yadav’s brother, who had been called from their village in UP, matched with that of the deceased,” an officer said.

Games, training sessions to help Mumbai Police react sensitively to gender-based complaints

A game developed by an NGO has been in the process of carrying out 75 training sessions with the over 90 police stations across Mumbai since September last year to sensitise police about dealing with crimes against women and children.

Mumbai: Five months after disfigured body of man found, police zero in on suspect

The suspect, Yogesh Rane, who was a colleague of the deceased, was arrested by Navghar police in Mulund in another case after he allegedly attempted to murder another colleague at the same spot outside the crematorium with a hammer.

Explained: Why Amitabh Bachchan, Adnan Sami were targeted by pro-Pakistan Turkish group

Ayyildiz Tim, which translates to 'Star and Crescent', is a pro-Pakistan Turkish hacking group that was established in 2002. Normally such groups will hack into networks that will get widespread media publicity following which they can put out a message