Of the total 33,293 investors who lost money under various financial crimes since the unit was set up, the EOW has been able to refund over 11,000 while nearly over 22,000 did not turn up to collect the money.
Aside from charges of attempt to murder and rioting, the police have also invoked sections of the Atrocities Act, as one of the victims belongs to a Scheduled Caste and was abused along caste lines. Eight men have been arrested, while one is on the run.
In surviving that attempt on his life, Lakdawala had unwittingly emulated his one-time mentor Chhota Rajan, who also came back from the brink in 2000, after being shot by Shakeel’s gunmen in Thailand’s capital city.
Giving details about how the police tracked him down, Ajay Sawant, in-charge of the AEC, said Lakdawala’s elder brother, Akhil, was arrested in April last year for allegedly demanding Rs 50 lakh from a Khar-based developer.
Soon after a controversy erupted when photographs of Mehak, a writer who has done theatre plays and monologues, displaying the placard was shared on social media, she had uploaded a video explaining that the placard was meant to indicate freeing Kashmir from Internet shutdown.
We would really appreciate a “don’t worry we’ll see this through” — not a “ don’t worry, you’re being paranoid”. So, the next time you see an anxious Muslim, by all means tell him/her they do not need to feel anxious. But please do so as an assurance, not a retort. Empathy is the need of the hour.
“The name Mohammad can be spelt in many ways. Then there are elderly people, whose dates of birth vary from document to document, simply because they were born at home, and no one kept exact records,” said Maqsood.
The body of Deepak Panchal (58), who was unmarried, was handed over to his elder brother Suresh and nephew Vishal. The Morbi police in Gujarat identified the body based on a parking ticket found in Panchal’s pocket and later alerted the Mumbai Police.
Police have also named three other builders in the FIR that was registered soon after the incident. The FIR was registered on charges of causing death due to negligence and endangering personal safety of others, among other sections.