A serving Army officer of Lieutenant Colonel rank has been arrested in connection with the soldier recruitment paper leak case, which had come to light in the last week of February and has till now led to close to a dozen arrests, including of serving Army officers and personnel.
The cases by Forest department and other investigating agencies have revealed that it is smuggled to foreign countries via sea routes from various Indian ports and also by road via Nepal and other places across the border.
Since the beginning of the lockdown, the state police force has been deployed in various high-exposure and high-risk duties such as guarding the boundaries of districts, containment zones, isolation wards, quarantine facilities and hospitals.
IAF and the Navy are currently in mission mode and have deployed their various assets for carrying oxygen tankers and also for transport of various Covid-19 testing equipment, systems needed for emergency treatment and various other materials required in the fight against the pandemic.
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From sharing stories of funny excuses given by people to bypass lockdown norms to spreading awareness about Covid-appropriate behaviour, Pune Police have been using the micro-blogging site to engage with the people of the city.
Officials said the IAF is currently in mission mode and has deployed its various assets for carrying tankers of medical oxygen to be refilled and also for transport of various COVID testing equipment and other systems required in the fight against surge.
On April 16, activist and honorary wildlife warden Rohan Bhate and a team of the forest department, led by probationary assistant conservator of forest Amarjit Pawar, laid a trap and rescued a pangolin from a group of men at Umbarwadi in Gadhinglaj village of Kolhapur district.
Since the pandemic began, 44 of the 47 prisons in Maharashtra have reported Covid-19 infections and the total number of cases among the inmates till now is 3,116, of which 2,911 have recovered, seven have succumbed to the infection and 198 are active cases as on Wednesday night.
As on Sunday, the 2 lakh-strong force of Maharashtra has reported a total of 36,089 cases and 368 deaths while the number of active cases is 2,950. These numbers include both officers and constabulary staff.
Pune police said their cyber crime wing had arrested eight persons, including four IT engineers and a Marathi actor-filmmaker, for allegedly trying to sell data of five bank accounts of corporate entities containing deposits of over Rs 216 crore.