Srinath Rao

Articles By Srinath Rao

Mumbai: Three more FIRs lodged in fake surety scam

In October last year, eight members of a gang based in Chembur were arrested for allegedly providing fake personal identity documents, school and college marksheets and leaving certificates, proof of employment on letterheads of companies and forged copies of police verification of addresses.

Mumbai: Children take lead to make Mankhurd safe, ‘it is our right to speak up for our rights’

Tuesday ended YUVA’s five-year engagement in Lallubhai Compound, a Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) colony consisting 70 towers to house families displaced from across Mumbai to make way for urban transport projects.

In big events like Kumbh Mela, security poses biggest challenge: Nashik Police Commissioner

In an interview to The Indian Express, the 1996-batch IPS officer talks about two decades of managing the largest religious gathering on the planet and his collection of pictures of the Kumbh Mela, which is being exhibited at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

Night Patrol, Eye On Group Admins: Maharashtra Village Shows How To Tackle WhatsApp Rumours

In the rural districts of the state, where at times there is only one police station to serve as many as 50 villages, it is the Police Patils — civilian police representatives — who serve as vital sources of on-ground intelligence and help keep the peace.

Mumbai: 17-year-old girl kills self; father, stepmother arrested for abetting, covering up incident

The girl allegedly ended her life by hanging from the ceiling because her parents did not allow her to marry her boyfriend.

Ghatkopar plane crash: Technician’s wife approaches police, wants aviation firms booked for murder

Sunita Chaturvedi, wife of junior technician Manish Pandey who died in an airplane crash at Ghatkopar in June, alleged that when her husband refused to board the aircraft, he was “induced by employees of Indamer and UY Aviation.”

Mumbai: Better disaster preparedness this year, says NDRF

Looking back at yet another year capped by multiple disasters and accidents, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has noted a marked improvement in its preparations this time around.

Seized opioid was bound for Mexico, key accused a known narcotics offender: Mumbai Police

Police has identified heart patient Salim Dola (52) as a key figure in the Fentanyl seizure. Dola’s plan was to send the containers to Mexico through cargo at the Mumbai airport, said police.

Mumbai: Marathon organisers booked for cheating after no-show

The Mumbai Police have filed a case of cheating against the organisers of a marathon after participants, who had signed up for the run on December 9 and paid the registration fee, complained that the organisers did not show up, forcing them to go home.

ESIC Hospital fire: Toll now nine as 65-year-old succumbs, two arrested

Based on the fire brigade’s preliminary findings that sparks from a welding machine caused the fire, the police filed a case against Supreme Constructions, the firm contracted to carry out repair works at the ESIC Hospital.

Six child labourers rescued from bangle manufacturing company in Goregaon

The incident came to light when a boy, who hails from Jaipur, managed to call his father on November 24.

Mephedrone and charas go off Mumbai streets; police see rise in demand for cough syrup

According to the police, there are only five groups operating the supply chain of cough syrup in Mumbai. “The gangs always carry the contraband in hired taxis and prefer to use woman peddlers for transportation,” said the officer.

Man creates chaos in village, gets killed; accused in jail but identity of dead man still a mystery

The deceased had a trishul tattooed on the right side of his neck, the face of Gautam Buddha etched on the inside of his left forearm and Jay Bhim inscribed further up. “There are marks of multiple faiths on the body,” said Barve.

Mumbai: Salesman splurges boss’s money on friendship club, duped of Rs 6.96 lakh

The man, who works at a store located in Manish Market, Dadar West, received an SMS sometime in the last week of November about one Monika Friendship Club that promised to help both men and women find partners for dating.

Mumbai: Organisers of DJ Martin Garrix’s concert booked for exceeding noise levels

Dutch DJ Garrix played in Mumbai on December 1 and in New Delhi the following day. His India tour was sponsored by Radio Mirchi and entertainment company Boss India.

Mumbai: FIRs ordered against two Thane Rural police officers for failing to maintain case diaries

The orders originated from two bail applications heard by Judge Jadhav during which he expressed displeasure about the quality of evidence submitted by the investigating officers.

Rising cases of online crime, human trafficking in Mumbai: Resource centre starts operation in Bhayander

During trials, it had also become a nerve-centre for planning police raids on bars and hotels in the Mira-Bhayander stretch that employ minors and traffic women.

Mumbai: Teens who jumped into well were inseparable, dressed alike

Now, the police are sifting through the cellphones of the girls and combing through CCTV camera footage to look for clues on why they leaped to their deaths.

Mumbai: Bodies of two girls found in well, police suspect suicide

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Dindoshi division) Dyaneshwar Jawalkar said no motive had been established yet. “We didn’t find any suicide notes at their homes. The families have not been able to tell us anything,” he said.

Cameroon women held with fake passports

At the immigration counter, they furnished passports issued this year by Guatemala’s Director of Migration, and which identified them as nationals of Cameroon.