Sadaf Modak

Articles By Sadaf Modak

Mumbai: Fisherfolk may vote NOTA over Shivaji Memorial

For Colaba’s 2.7 lakh voters (apart from the fishing community), redevelopment in areas like Girgaon, tenancy of leased buildings belonging to the Mumbai Port Trust and traffic congestion in the plush pockets of Cuffe Parade are a few other key issues.

Two men arrested by ED for ‘illegal dealing’ of properties of Dawood aide

Haroun Yusuf, a British national, and Bandra-resident Ranjeet Singh Bindra were arrested on charges of alleged money laundering and sent to ED custody till October 15 by a special court.

‘I have been loyal to my voters and whichever party I have been in’: Rahul Narwekar

"First of all, Colaba is a very different constituency per se because it houses a cross-section of society," says Narwekar

Maharashtra elections: At poll rally with fisherfolk in Colaba, Rahul Narwekar talks about Kashmir

The BJP candidate for the constituency spoke at a public meeting about how “not a single stone has been pelted nor a protest held” since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5.

Son suspected to have joined Islamic State, Kerala man declared hostile witness

The Kerala man has been missing from the country since 2016, along with his wife, one-year-old daughter, brother, cousin and their families. His

Aarey tree-cutting: Section 144 lifted, 29 protesters get bail

While granting bail, the court observed that most of the protesters arrested were students and women and that there was no need to keep them in jail.

Rape, murder of physiotherapist: 29-year-old Mumbai man awarded death penalty by court

On the intervening night of December 5 and 6, 2016, Dhara had entered the house of the victim, strangled her with a pair of jeans, raped her and then set her on fire to destroy evidence.

Merchant vessel-boat ‘collision’: Crew members, including two Pak nationals, acquitted

The prosecution case dates back to October 2014, when a boat capsized around 60 nautical miles from the shore in Gujarat, allegedly after being dashed into, leading to the death of five fishermen onboard.

Interstate child trafficking racket: Key accused gets bail

Six children were rescued by police in July from six couples, who had allegedly bought the children from the accused.

Dhule lynching: ‘Not involved in actual commission of crime’, Bombay HC grants bail to 10 men

Thirty-five men were arrested by the Pimpalner police on charges, including murder, after five men from the nomadic community, Nath Panthi Davari Gosavi, were lynched on July 1, 2018 at Rainpada in Dhule district.

Mumbai: Man gets 5-year jail for sexual abuse of two minor daughters

On November 6, 2017, the girls had gone missing from their home, following which, their father filed a missing complaint with the police.

Mumbai court allows terror convict’s plea, says can’t convict him in another case

Ali was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015 for his role in the serial train blasts of 2006. Among the charges he was convicted for were sections 10 and 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for being a member of an unlawful association and for unlawful activities.

Maharashtra Sadan scam: ACB submits draft charges against Bhujbal, 14 others

The ACB has claimed that the accused — including Bhujbal, who was the deputy chief minister and the PWD minister, along PWD engineers, officials and private persons — had entered into a criminal conspiracy for their benefit, causing wrongful loss to the Maharashtra government.

Mumbai: Man convicted of rape, murder of 24-year-old

In 2016, the 29-year-old convict strangled the physiotherapist with a pair of jeans and set her on fire to destroy evidence

Man gets 10 years in jail for raping 9-year-old: ‘Victim showed exemplary courage to depose against mother’s partner’

The victim lived with her mother, a commercial sex worker, when the incident took place in 2017.

2008 blasts: Bombay HC grants bail to ‘IM operative’ doctor in jail for 10 years

The court observed there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that the accused is not guilty of the offences he has been charged with.

Bombay HC quashes sexual harassment proceedings against Mahesh Murthy

The complainant’s lawyer had argued that Murthy is a “serial sexual offender”, and that the limitation period to file a criminal complaint does not apply to sexual offences.

Charges framed against two accused in Mumbai triple blasts case

The blasts had taken place before 7 pm, within a short span of each other, at three locations in Mumbai.

INX Media case: CBI gets court nod to meet Indrani Mukerjea in jail

The CBI says Indrani and her husband, Peter Mukerjea, who were founders and owners of INX Media, had struck a deal to swing approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in their favour with co-accused including Karti, Chidambaram’s son.

Child labour: Several boys rescued in Mumbai, were not allowed to step out, speak to parents or paid

The boys were not allowed to step out of the unit where they worked for over 18 hours a day, cleaning the place, cutting vegetables and preparing other material for the tiffin service.