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Mohamed Thaver


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

Maharashtra: CBI begins probe against Param Bir Singh, records statement of inspector
Mon, May 16, 2022

The investigation against the IPS officer, which was initially being conducted by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), was handed over to the CBI following a Supreme Court order.

‘There should be a temporary halt on all quick loan apps’: Cyber security expert Ritesh Bhatia
Mon, May 16, 2022

Only recently, a Malad-based man died by suicide in connection with a similar case. Mohamed Thaver talks to cyber security expert Ritesh Bhatia about the spike in cases of such frauds, and the way out.

Art Street: Dedicated to govinda pathaks, this sculpture talks the best about Mazgaon Tadwadi
Sat, May 14, 2022

The Tadwadi govinda pathak is well known for the multiple tiers using which they manage to scale the highest of dahi handis. They are known to have managed nine tiers to break the dahi handi in the past.

Mumbai: Two brothers arrested, NIA says they are members of Dawood’s gang
Sat, May 14, 2022

First arrests by the agency in the case filed against fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim

Accused in Maharashtra ACB extortion case, Jitu Navlani was named in Panama Papers
Thu, May 12, 2022

Navlani’s name first appeared in the media after the Gamdevi police registered an FIR against him for allegedly stopping the police from arresting an accused person who was partying in his pub Dirty Buns SoBo.

3 officers held in Angadia extortion case released on bail
Thu, May 12, 2022

Currently, the domestic help at Tripathi’s parents’ residence and Tripathi’s brother-in-law, who were arrested by the crime branch, are still behind bars. “We will be filing a chargesheet against them as well in the next few days,” the officer added.

Mumbai: Cops can be booked for failing to register FIRs in cognizable offences
Mon, May 09, 2022

An officer said as per the order issued by Pandey, an FIR can made out against police officers not registering FIRs under Section 166 C of the India Penal Code.

Art Street: In south Mumbai, a life-size statue honours the city’s first Indian DCP
Sat, May 07, 2022

‘Khan Bahadur’ Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara once made one of India’s most high-profile arrests – that of Mahatma Gandhi from Mani Bhavan

Cops ask representatives of places of worship to seek nod to play loudspeakers
Thu, May 05, 2022

An official from the Mumbai Police said there are around 2,400 temples in the city of which 24 had taken permission so far.

DCP got angadias probed on terror funding pretext, says chargesheet
Tue, May 03, 2022

So far, the police have arrested five persons, including three cops, and are on the lookout for Tripathi and his father who have been named as wanted accused.

Mumbai cops rely on civil society groups to counter ‘communal narrative’
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

To this end, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey has organised an “advanced local management/peace committee” meeting at NCPA on Saturday evening, where at least 1,000 people, including prominent members of the civil society, mohalla committee and peace committee will speak on the issue.

Angadia extortion case: Absconding DCP withdraws plea from SC, may approach HC for bail
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Tripathi, who has been on the run, filed a petition before the SC, impleading himself in the disposed-of plea of former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and seeking the transfer of his case from the Mumbai Police to the CBI.

Who was Yusuf Lakdawala whose links are being foisted by both Shiv Sena and BJP on each other?
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Yusuf Lakdawala died of cancer in 2021 when he was incarcerated at the Arthur Road jail in connection with a money laundering case registered against him.

Rana not ill-treated in lock-up, will provide details: Walse Patil
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

After the Ranas were arrested on Saturday for attempting to recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree – CM Uddhav Thackeray’s residence in Mumbai – they were first kept at Khar police station, from where they were taken to Santacruz police station.

Navneet Rana arrest: No unfair treatment by Mumbai police, says Maharashtra home minister
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Mumbai Hanuman Chalisa row: Police action has been as per law, will give details to Speaker, says Dilip Walse Patil

Mumbai Confidential: Hope, at last
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Over the past seven months, the officer has been without a posting, something he hopes will be taken care of in the current round of transfers.

‘Strong message’ by Mumbai Police to those planning to cause trouble, say officials
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

An IPS officer from Mumbai Police said that it was important that a message was sent out that nobody can take the law into their own hands. “Even if any action was to be taken, for example on the issue of loudspeakers, only the police is the proper authority for implementing the law.

Angadia extortion case: Victims don’t identify 3 arrested police officers
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Sources said at the Test Identification Parade (TIP) conducted at the Arthur Road jail last month, the angadias could not point out which police officers had collected money from them.

No bhajans on loudspeakers near mosques around azaan call: Nashik commissioner
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

State govt may rely on provisions of noise pollution rules to wade through controversy stoked by political parties over the issue

Mumbai Confidential: No hearing
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Officers in the south region of Mumbai Police are an exhausted lot. With IPL matches held almost daily, officers have to be present at Wankhede and Brabourne stadium for security till the end of the match in addition to daily work.

Mumbai installation to mark Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniv
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Every year on the anniversary of Swami Vivekananda the place is cleaned, and they have some events at the spot.

Art Street: An installation in Mumbai’s Chembur that breathes life into Vivekananda’s mantra
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

Erected as a tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary in 2013, the artwork is based on a sloka from the Katha Upanishad which conveys the message that the decision to elevate oneself has to be taken by each individual.

Review suggests more manpower, separate communication line at Gamdevi police station, inter-locking barricades at Silver Oak
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The suggestions included setting up of a proper communication line between Silver Oak and the local Gamdevi police station, increasing the number of staffers at the police station and also using inter-locking barricades to stop outsiders from entering the bungalow.

Two Mumbai NCB officials suspended, were part of Cordelia probe
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Incidentally, an inquiry had been ordered in the Cordelia case after allegations, including those of seeking bribe, were made against the then NCB Superintendent Sameer Wankhede and his team, including Singh and Prasad.

Fight between two groups of different religions in Mumbai, 25 vehicles damaged
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

The state home minister said, "Appropriate legal action will be taken against those who instigate communal tensions in the state. Please cooperate with us to maintain communal harmony in Maharashtra."