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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mohamed Thaver


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

Param Bir FIR transferred to CID from Thane Police
Wed, May 19, 2021

The FIR has named 33 people, including Param Bir Singh and other police officers. It invokes 27 sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Atrocities Act.

Mumbai confidential: Ice Breakers & Repartees
Mon, May 17, 2021

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, whose relations with the government have not been exactly warm, tried his own brand of ice breaker with Uddhav Thackeray when the CM paid him a visit as part of a government delegation to talk about the Maratha reservation issue.

‘Fraudsters use fear of the virus to effectively dupe people’: Maharashtra cyber police superintendent
Sun, May 16, 2021

During lockdown, especially in recent months, it is fear of the coronavirus that fraudsters have effectively used to cheat people. In normal times, it is the attraction of getting things at a discount or for free that leads to people being duped.

Explained: How Sachin Waze was dismissed without a department probe
Tue, May 18, 2021

Sachin Waze was dismissed from service by Mumbai Police Commissioner under Article 311 (2) (b) without a departmental enquiry. What is the process of a departmental enquiry, and can the dismissal be challenged?

Less than a year after reinstatement, Waze dismissed from service
Tue, May 11, 2021

Sachin Waze, a 1990-batch officer, was suspended soon after National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested him on March 13 in connection with the Ambani terror scare and Manuskh Hiran murder case.

ACB no longer probing bookie’s complaint against Param Bir Singh
Tue, May 11, 2021

An official from the state Home Department said that since the majority of the allegations in Jalan's complaint were already referred to the state CID by the DGP, the ACB will not be conducting investigations into it. Jalan had sent his complaint letter to the DGP office and ACB earlier.

Mumbai: Police file chargesheet in FIR registered by cop who levelled allegations against Param Bir
Tue, May 11, 2021

The case was controversial since the senior inspector of Gamdevi police station, Anup Dange, who had registered the case, was later suspended when Param Bir Singh became Mumbai Police Commissioner.

ACB launches 3 ‘discreet’ inquiries into allegations against Param Bir Singh
Sun, May 09, 2021

The probes, known in ACB parlance as “discreet inquiries”, are based on allegations of corruption contained in the complaints received against Singh from the two officers and the bookie.

Explained: ATS seizes 7kg uranium worth Rs 21 crore from a scrap dealer; here’s what happened
Tue, May 11, 2021

Why is uranium, a radioactive metal, used generally by nuclear power plants, being sold illegally?

Bombay HC nod to state govt to send a team to Hyderabad to record Shukla statement
Thu, May 06, 2021

Rashmi Shukla's counsel Mahesh Jethmalani said the IPS officer is willing to cooperate with the investigation into the case and the police team can record her statement in Hyderabad.

Param Bir moves Bombay HC over FIR in Thane, seeks CBI probe
Wed, May 05, 2021

A total of 27 sections including those under the Prevention of Atrocities Act were added in the FIR registered last month.

Shukla moves Hyderabad High Court against summons from Mumbai Police
Mon, May 03, 2021

Shukla has further sought directions to the Investigating Officer of the case to not harass her vis a vis the two summons issued to her.

Mumbai confidential: Curious Message
Sun, May 02, 2021

The suggestion sparked much curiosity in Shiv Sena circles.

How a team of young volunteers is making a difference amid pandemic
Sat, May 01, 2021

Mukerjei is just one among a team of around 80 volunteers manning the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) helpline, set up following the surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai last month.

Conspirators planned to tie Mansukh Hiren’s body to stone or heavy iron to ensure it doesn’t resurface in creek: NIA
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Within 12 hours of him having gone missing, Hiren's body was found at a creek in Kalwa on March 5 with handkerchiefs stuffed in his mouth.

Explained: Who is Rashmi Shukla, the IPS officer summoned by Mumbai Police?
Wed, May 05, 2021

The Mumbai police on Monday issued summons to Rashmi Shukla, one of the seniormost IPS officers in Maharashtra to appear before the cyber police on Wednesday.

Mumbai Police summons IPS officer Rashmi Shukla tomorrow
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Shukla has been summoned in connection with a case registered at the BKC cyber police station under the Officials Secrets Act against unknown persons for alleged illegal tapping of phones and leaking of findings of official secret documents.

Explained: Who is Mumbai cop Sunil Mane, arrested in Ambani terror scare case?
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Who is Sunil Mane, how is he linked to the Ambani terror scare case and what has NIA investigation in the case so far revealed?

Ambani terror scare case: NIA arrests 3rd cop
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

The NIA sought Sunil Mane's custody claiming that it wants to obtain his electronic devices and call data records alleging that he has a role in the conspiracy to kill businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Ambani security scare: NIA probes ‘role’ of businessman in sourcing gelatin sticks
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

The businessman is known to some of the suspects questioned in the case. He is also part of a government project that would require usage of gelatin sticks, sources in the agency said.

Bruck Pharmaceuticals summoned since April 14, say cops
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The police had information that the company had allegedly been hoarding Remdesivir, which has been in high demand in the state for Covid-19 treatment.

Fadnavis intervenes in police questioning of pharma official, sparks new Maharashtra row
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Senior cabinet members from the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress attacked Fadnavis for procuring the medicine on his own, questioned his intentions, and accused him of interfering in the work of the police.

Year since Palghar lynching incident, 7 chargesheets, 75 in jail, 52 absconding
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

In all, 251 adults were arrested and 15 juveniles held in the case. Among those arrested, 75 who allegedly played a major role in the incident are still behind bars.

Ambani terror scare: NIA piece together Waze’s ‘initial plan’ of roping in duo, gunning them down
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

The NIA has learnt that 62 unaccounted bullets, which they found during a search of Waze's residence, were likely meant to be given to two history sheeters who were to drive a vehicle with explosives to the Ambani residence as per this original plan.

Maharashtra: New batch of cops to be trained to handle civil curfew, coordinate with state govt
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

The training will lay down guidelines and measures to be followed by the force in case of a civil curfew and how the personnel are to deal with violators. Besides, as police personnel can also get infected, guidelines are needed on how they should tackle situations like a civil curfew.