Sadaf Modak

Articles By Sadaf Modak

2015 Baby Patankar case: Former police officer files plea, seeks action against cops for ‘falsely’ arresting him

In March 2015, the ANC had claimed to have seized a total of 124 kg of mephedrone, a banned drug, from Patankar’s alleged aide, head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe.

Malegaon Blast Case: Pragya Thakur seeks exemption from court appearance, cites polls

Thakur, who is contesting on a BJP ticket from Bhopal, is one of the seven accused in the case, whom the court had directed to remain present before it at least once a week in an order passed earlier on Friday.

Minor’s ‘rape’ by priest: Court asks cops to probe inaction charge against Archbishop

In February, the minor’s father filed an application before the special court, seeking to include the three as accused in the ongoing case for failing to report the commission of a sexual offence.

Malegaon blast case: Pragya Thakur, others have to appear in court weekly

Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Colonel Prasad Purohit, Sameer Kulkarni, Ajay Rahirkar, Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi, Sudhakar Chaturvedi, Major (retired) Ramesh Upadhyay are facing trial for their alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon 2008 blast which killed six and injured 101 people.

Former IRF trustee deposes in IS case, identifies Arshi Qureshi

In a statement in 2016, which is a part of the NIA chargesheet, the witness had claimed that Ashfaq — the youth Qureshi is alleged to have influenced to join Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — had told him that he often went to the IRF office and met Qureshi.

Gangrape of minor: Three policemen face criminal trial, girl says she was coerced by cops to marry accused

The three will face trial under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for failure to report the commission of a sexual offence.

2008 Malegaon blast case: Victim’s father files plea for ATS to assist NIA in trial

Bilal, who is an intervener in the trial, has said in his plea that the ATS has not been present during the trial proceedings to assist NIA’s special public prosecutor (SPP) despite having conducted the initial probe.

Malegaon blast victim’s father seeks court directions for ATS to assist NIA in trial

So far, over 100 witnesses have deposed in the case, including witnesses whose statements were recorded by the ATS.

Esplanade Mansion: SC extends time for tenants to vacate building till May 30

Some tenants had approached the apex court by filing a Special Leave Petition appealing against the Bombay High Court order that directed them to vacate the premises by May 15.

Explained: What is Mumbai’s legendary Esplanade Mansion, and why are its occupants in SC?

The Esplanade Mansion building was once the Watson's Hotel, named after owner John Watson. Among the unverified legends about the erstwhile hotel, and one that is popular among its tenants, is the one about how the restaurant did not allow entry to Indians, including Jamsetji Tata.

Dubai firm linked to Zakir Naik sold in 2017 over ‘negative publicity’ in media

According to the ED, a probe had shown that the GBS was established in 2006 and was linked to Naik. In his statement recorded on March 28, 2018, Sathak told the ED that GBS maintained a strict, ethical standard for all its programmes as well as advertisements.

Mumbai: Esplanade Mansion residents move SC against HC order to vacate building

In its order, the high court had directed the MHADA to chalk out an entire programme for repairing the structure in phases. The directives were issued after a portion of a balcony of the building had crashed on a taxi, parked below it on July 15 last year.

Consumer redressal panel directs private hospital, surgeon to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation

According to the order, the complainant, a Kurla resident, had consulted the surgeon, Dr Rajeev Nerurkar, in Bombay Hospital for reduced hearing in his right ear.

BMC has consumer, service provider relationship with complainant: Forum

In 2017, Dongri resident Abdul Karim Bunglewale had filed a complaint before the district consumer forum against BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and the assistant engineer of ward B, seeking restoration of water supply to his home

Mumbai: Woman’s ureter removed, consumer body directs doctor to pay Rs 16.7 lakh

The consequence of the removal of the ureter was that the urine from her right kidney was not being passed to the urinary bladder but collecting in the bodily cavity and affecting other vital organs.

Mumbai: Retired Delhi ACP arrested for ‘giving weapon to accused linked to radical group’

Sundarlal Parashar (62), a resident of New Delhi, was arrested on April 24 and produced before a Mumbai court on April 25.

Mumbai: A polling officer does the math for harried voters

Polling officer Shekhar Kamble, a BMC employee, did the additional work of solving the math sums to help voters find their names quickly.

Mumbai: Rehabilitated in Mahul, then left out of voters’ list

Like Mina Sathe, several residents who have been rehabilitated in Mahul found their names missing from the voters’ list, in Mahul as well as at their addresses.

Court rejects Sadhvi Pragya Thakur poll ban plea, but pulls up NIA

In its order, the court said that elections do not fall within its purview. But it also pointed out that since the trial against Thakur is underway, it cannot be said that there is no prima facie evidence against her.

Malegaon trial on, NIA repeats: Insufficient evidence to prosecute Thakur

The NIA said it had no comments to offer on the plea against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s candidature.