In all, the bureau arrested 15 people working at artwork, stationary and hardware stores in Andheri, Dadar, Dombivali, Goregaon, Lower Parel and Mira Road in Mumbai, apart from shops in Pune and Sawantwadi cities and registered 18 cases.
In Maharashtra, five persons detained illegally by the police died in custody. However, not a single case was filed against the officers involved, while a judicial inquiry was ordered in only one case.
With less than a week to go for the Assembly election, however, the issue has found no mention in the election campaign of candidates contesting from Bhandara —BJP’s Arvind Bhaladare, Congress’s Jaideep Kawade and former Shiv Sena MLA Narendra Bhondekar, who is contesting independently after being dropped.
Months before the Assembly election, there was uncertainty whether the BJP would even retain Ambarishrao after he was relieved from his roles as Minister of Tribal Development and Gadchiroli Guardian Minister.
While BJP’s Ashish Shelar has been taking out massive rallies in the area and hoping for a clean sweep for the BJP, Congress’ Asif Zakaria is focussed more on the “look-at-your-candidate” mantra and is hopeful that his work as a corporator will hold him in good stead and buck the trend.
In Worli, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi has fielded retired Inspector Gautam Gaikwad, while retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Khan Pathan will represent the party in South Mumbai's Mumbadevi constituency.
Warner (40) was remanded in judicial custody on March 21, 2017, after being arrested at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport earlier that month with three other compatriots while allegedly aiding four Sri Lankan nationals to travel illegally to the UK using their identities.
“Pakistan should understand that today, with additions like INS Khanderi, the strong resolve of our government and advancement in naval capacity, we are capable of dealing it a much bigger blow,” Singh said.
“Pakistan should understand that today, with additions like INS Khanderi, the strong resolve of our government and advancement in naval capacity, we are capable of dealing a much bigger blow," Rajnath Singh said.