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Friday, August 14, 2020

Mohamed Thaver


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

Mumbai Police look for Major booked for rape
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

The accused, a 29-year-old Major posted in Nashik, is currently on leave and is likely to return to work after August 15. Currently, his phone is switched off and the police are trying to track down his location.

Disha Salian post mortem report rebuts Rane’s claim: no sexual assault
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Incidentally, former Maharashtra Chief Minister M Narayan Rane, a BJP leader from Konkan and a former member of the Shiv Sena, had alleged that Salian had been “raped and murdered” and that the state government was trying to save “one of the young ministers."

‘Mistake in facts’: Mumbai cops drop charges against TV journalist booked for crowding at Bandra station
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

The closure report noted that nowhere in his report did Rahul Kulkarni mention Bandra station. “His news report did not mention the names of the railway stations that would be covered by trains for migrants,” the closure report stated.

Disha Salian’s father writes to Mumbai Police, seeks action against those ‘maligning her’
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Salian is alleged to have died by suicide after jumping off a building on June 8 after a party at her fiancé’s residence in Malwani.

Sushant Probe: All eyes on SC today; Patna IG asks four other probe team members to stay indoors
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The Mumbai Police, too, has filed a caveat before the SC, seeking that it be heard before an order is passed.

Sushant death case: SC to hear Rhea Chakraborty plea seeking transfer of FIR to Mumbai
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

On July 25, Rajput’s father had filed an FIR in Patna against actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others, accusing them of abetment to suicide, cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement.

Sushant Singh Rajput probe: Can two police forces investigate the same case?
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput’s body was found at his residence in Mumbai on June 14. But the Bihar Police, too, is probing his death. Can two different police forces investigate the same case? What is a Zero FIR? And, what happens next?

Sushant probe: Mumbai vs Bihar Police as Patna SP is quarantined
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Vinay Tiwari, Superintendent of Police, Patna City (Central), was sent to Mumbai to monitor the investigation by a Bihar Police team, which is probing an “abetment to suicide” case on the basis of a complaint filed by the actor's father in Patna last week.

Mumbai: Urns pile up in crematoriums as families don’t return for ashes
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The urn contains the ashes of Aarmogam Chellaya, in his early seventies, who passed away on May 3 of natural causes. It has been over three months now since he was cremated, and there is every likelihood that the urn containing his ashes may occupy the space for much longer.

Before suicide, Sushant Singh Rajput’s Google search: his name, manager, illness
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Mumbai Police is now awaiting the Supreme Court order in the petition filed by Rhea Chakraborthy’s lawyer for transferring the FIR registered against her and her family members in Bihar to Mumbai.

Hate pays: Popularity of abusive social media content spawns toxic culture online
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Shubham Mishra, who has around 3 lakh followers on his YouTube channel, was only following in the abuse-filled, trailblazing path of his mentor in Mumbai, Vikas Fhatak alias Hindustani Bhau.

Explained: The business of fake social media accounts, revealed in Mumbai arrest
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

What happened when singer Bhoomi Trivedi discovered a fake profile being run in her name? What are the contours of rackets such as these, and how do the police intend to tackle the investigation?

‘SIM card swap’ scam: Malware-infected email used to clone accountant’s personal details in Rs 50-lakh fraud against Ghatkopar firm
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Police said in September 2018, the Ghatkopar firm, dealing in sales and services of marine equipment, was cheated in a manner where bank transfers from its account took place illegally.

UP Police takes custody of Vikas Dubey ‘aide’ held in Thane
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The two have been in Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai since an ATS team arrested them from Thane on July 11. A team of the Kanpur police appeared before a Thane court on Monday to take custody of Trivedi, an alleged associate of Dubey, and his driver Tiwari.

Bank domain ID used to send fraudulent mail, told to pay phishing victim Rs 20 lakh
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

The company reportedly had failed to spot the typographical error in the mail address — exclusive spelt with an extra ‘e’ — and reverted with the relevant details.

Thane hospital hands over wrong body of Covid patient, family conducts last rites twice in a week
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The body, later identified as 72-year-old Balchandra Gaikwad, was reportedly handed over to Sonawane following a mix-up at the Global Hub Covid Hospital in Thane. Both Janardhan (67) and Gaikwad were undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at the hospital.

Mumbai cop transfers: CM Thackeray, Sharad Pawar meet to iron out differences
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Speculation of a tussle between the two parties over the issue had intensified on Sunday after transfer orders of 10 deputy commissioners of police, effected by the Mumbai police commissionerate on July 2, were suddenly revoked.

Kin booked for attacking Dahod hospital staff after patient dies
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Immediately after the hospital staff informed the family regarding the patient’s death, around 10 of his relatives created a ruckus and attacked a doctor and a medical officer outside the emergency ward where the patient was undergoing treatment.

Three days on, Maharashtra govt revokes transfer order of 10 DCPs
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

“The order of internally transferring DCP's by the Mumbai Police commissioner has been cancelled by me and the CM. There is good communication between Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena and talks of any rifts are baseless,” Deshmukh told media persons.

Voice of the common man for five decades, Anthony Parakal dies at 89
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

In 1993, Antony Parakal's name was included in the Limca Book of Records for having the most number of letters to editors published in newspapers till then: 3,700.

8 months later, Wadala custodial death probe report awaited, suspended cops reinstated
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The five policemen were reinstated on the ground that with several policemen testing positive for Covid-19 at Wadala Truck Terminal (TT) police station, there was a need to have maximum manpower.

Mumbai: Traffic snarls, chaos as cops try to implement 2-km radius rule
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

According to the government order issued on Monday, the 2-km restriction has been changed to “restricting people into their neighbourhood area limits”.

Review suspension of DIG within 4 weeks: MAT
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

Observing that in the current case, no chargesheet had been issued in the DE, MAT directed the Maharashtra government to take review of More's suspension and pass appropriate orders within four weeks and communicate the decision to More within two weeks.

Police map farmland disputes across Beed dist to reduce flare-ups during sowing season
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Every year, police said, there is a spike in land dispute cases ahead of the twin sowing seasons, which often lead to violence and subsequently registration of cognizable complaints.

In 5 days, over 40,000 Chinese searches for vulnerabilities in Indian cyberspace: cops
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Most of these searches were targeted at the infrastructure, information technology and banking sectors, according to the cyber wing.