Mohamed Thaver

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

Articles By Mohamed Thaver

Mumbai: Probe shows minor spent Rs 1,000 he was ‘paid’ to kill teacher, says Police

The police have reached out to the two boys who are said to have accompanied the minor on Sunday and are recording their statements. They are also looking for the person who the minor said had paid him.

Mumbai: Minor was paid to kill teacher, say police

The boy is alleged to have stabbed his tuition teacher, who was also his school principal, at her home on Monday. The teacher’s father had been stabbed to death at the same area in 2010.

Mumbai: 12-year-old schoolboy booked for murder of his teacher

The teacher’s father had been stabbed to death at the same spot in 2010, resulting in the arrest of a neighbour.

Mumbai: Online battle over Aarey car shed gets ugly

Since August 29, when the Tree Authority gave permission to fell 2,185 trees and transplant 461 to other locations, new hashtags have emerged, with the battle threatening to get ugly as trolls took over.

If rules not followed, mere CM approval does not legalise transfer of officer: MAT

Ghule was posted as the superintendent in the Thane unit in May 2018. While the normal tenure of the post is three years, he was transferred to Dhule in July, this year.

Mumbai: MAT strikes down dismissal order against former cop Kokil

The MAT order, by vice chairman P N Dixit and judicial member A P Kurhekar, has directed that an earlier government order of 2014 that had set aside Kokil’s dismissal by the then DGP Sanjeev Dayal be implemented

Platform 8 in Kurla, Mumbai: Thoroughfare to graveyard for funeral processions

An office-bearer said even if someone dies in Kurla (West) in areas near the railway station, the funeral procession has to use the railway bridge to come to the Kasaiwada kabrastan.

Mumbai: Conviction of Kenyan drug baron in US set to impact ongoing Ephedrine drug bust trial

A press release by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) stated that Baktash had on August 16 been sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for conspiring to import and importing heroin and methamphetamine to the US, among other charges.

Mumbai: Auto driver assaulted by minors, claims he was told to ‘go to Pakistan’

Booked on charges including hurting religious sentiments, the youths have claimed that they beat up the driver after the auto hit them.

After his on-video ‘confession’, Mumbai Police says ‘no proof retd DCP covered up custodial killing’

The complainant in the case, Malad-based businessman Rajendra Thakkar, had moved court after Sonawane was captured in the CCTV camera installed at his office purportedly bragging about the killing.

Mumbai: Prime accused in interstate child-selling racket gets bail

On July 1, the Mumbai police crime branch had claimed to have unearthed a racket where children from poor families, especially from Govandi-Deonar area, were sold by intermediaries to childless couples.

Goregaon art director’s murder: Complainant detained, owed deceased Rs 85,000

The police said this could be a possible motive for the murder, and have sent teams out of the state to look for two others who are suspected to be involved in killing Chowdhury and disposing his body. It was a pre-planned murder, they added.

Retd Mumbai DCP ‘covers up’ custodial death: Statement of man who approached police with video recorded

The Indian Express had on Friday reported about the video and that the Worli police, which is investigating the case, had written to Thakkar asking him to come for recording of statement.

Mumbai: 30 years on, retired DCP brags on camera on how he covered up custodial death

The video clip was recently handed over to Mumbai Police by a businessman, Rajendra Thakkar, in whose office retired DCP Bhimrao Sonawane is seen making these revelations.

Mumbai: Bar coded slips solve goat theft from Deonar abattoir

Over 1.24 lakh goats and 2,700 buffaloes have been kept at Deonar abattoir to be sold for Bakr-Eid.Usually before Eid, the Deonar police registers nearly eight to 10 FIRs on goat theft. In several cases, the accused is not identified.

Mumbai brothel raid: Pune CID, DCP Zone II to probe allegations of missing gold, cash

Police officers who were in the raiding team said they took away the valuables for “safekeeping” and they are in the process of handing them over.

Fact Check: CCD founder left a purported suicide note. What happens now?

The body of Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha was found in a river in Karnataka Wednesday, a day after a purported letter, written by him to the Board of Directors, surfaced. Could this be considered a suicide note?

Civil Defence, Home Guard to offer one-yr PG diploma course on disaster management for Mumbai residents

The course is likely to include topics ranging from facing man-made disasters such as a nuclear or chemical fire, building fires, rail and road accidents and dealing with pollution.

Scientists, research scholars to hit streets on August 9

Their main demand has remained better funding opportunities for improving the overall standard of teaching of science subjects in both schools, colleges and institutions in India.

Maharashtra: Home guards to get own building, 34 trained commandants in state

The force will soon get an office of its own on a plot of land owned by it near Bombay hospital in south Mumbai.