The two districts make up the southern-most patch of the Konkan region, which has seen a traditional influence of the Sena, attributed largely to the region’s affinity towards Mumbai with scores of people from the region migrating to the financial capital for employment.
The CID, so far, has arrested 10 alleged racketeers and 23 serving government servants, reportedly recruited through the racket, in connection with the case. The arrested officials include education officers, tribal development officers, clerks, among others.
The internal vigilance report of the BIS, which has made parts of the RC with the CBI, says it needs to be probed whether an “insider” played a role in generating a false complaint against the Pune-based company.
The 17 participating nations were Benin, Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Indian contingent was represented by Maratha Light Infantry’s Jangi Paltan.
"The time as a PoW can also be terrible. While the top military leaders lay down the broad policy, how the captured soldiers are treated is finally up to the local commander,” Parulkar told The Indian Express
For the families of the six missing, two of whom are from Maharashtra, this has been a period of agonising wait, as the officials of the Directorate General of Shipping are saying the six sailors are still “missing”.
Lt Gen Saini was speaking on the sidelines of the Investiture Ceremony of the Southern Command, during which medals for gallant operations and distinguished service were awarded to officers and soldiers, and best-performing units were given citations.