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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mohamed Thaver


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

Technocrat, not IPS officer, likely to head cyber wing of Maharashtra police
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

“Inspector General of Police, Cyber, should be a technocrat, not a regular IPS officer. Only a person who has knowledge of IT can work there in a better way,” said Deshmukh.

Two-third victims of financial crimes yet to claim their money: EOW ‘refund unit’
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

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.

IPS officer who quit served showcause over anti-CAA rally
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The notice was issued on the grounds that the officer’s resignation has not been accepted as yet and, hence, is technically still a serving officer.

Land deal: Maharashtra govt sits on file seeking nod to prosecute cops
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

A CBI spokesperson refused to comment on the issue. An official from the Maharashtra Home Department said “the file is in process” and refused to comment any further.

22-year-old DJ, friend assaulted, forced to perform sexual acts on each other in Nashik
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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.

Former Dawood aide arrested: ‘Lakdawala’s name didn’t evoke same fear when he started working alone’
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

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.

23 years later, gangster Lakdawala arrested by Mumbai Police
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

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.

Maharashtra: Checking what protester meant by ‘Free Kashmir’, says Home Minister
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

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.

Why I am anxious: Will my 70-year-old father, will I, find the documents to prove citizenship?
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

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.

Mumbai Police find no trace of hotel where Uzbek woman was ‘raped’ by cop
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

The victim’s lawyer has, however, alleged that the investigation was being done with a “biased viewpoint” and the police were not interested in looking for evidence.

‘Returning my award is a form of protest…which is my democratic right’
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

Shirin Dalvi, a senior Urdu journalist, speaks to The Indian Express on why she wants to return the Maharashtra Rajya Urdu Sahitya Akademi award conferred on her in 2011.

NRC buzz triggers advisories, videos: Get IDs ready
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

“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.

Mumbai: Body of Air India employee found inside bag floating in Gujarat dam
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

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.

Mumbai man kills daughter: Search for bag with body parts on, say police
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

After killing her, Tiwari told the police, he kept the body in the bathroom that night and went to Kalyan to purchase large knives on Friday morning. He then chopped the body through the day.

Mumbai man kills daughter, body parts found in a suitcase
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

According to the police, the accused murdered her as she planned to marry a colleague who belonged to another community. The police are yet to trace the upper half of her body.

Mumbai: A tailor tag, sweater, Facebook profile — how police cracked Mahim murder
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The first lead in the case, police said, had come in form of a tailor tag attached on the collar of a shirt, which was found in the white-and-silver stroller suitcase on December 2.

Mumbai: Arrested for killing man, ‘adopted daughter’ says he sexually abused her
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Officers said the duo told the police they killed the man, a guitarist, as he did not approve of their relationship, and also sexually abused the woman.

Body found in suitcase on Mumbai beach: Cops say man killed by 19-year-old ‘adopted daughter’, boyfriend
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The two teenagers told the police they killed Rebello as he did not approve of their relationship and also sexually abused the girl, officers said.

In identical affidavit, Amravati ACB too gives clean chit to Ajit Pawar
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The affidavit wording is exactly the same as the one that was submitted by Nagpur ACB SP Rashmi Nandedkar.

10-year-old girl’s death from concrete block: Three weeks on, builder arrested, granted bail the same day
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

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.