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Salman Khan firing case: Another suspect detained from Haryana

A man has been detained from Haryana in connection with the Bollywood actor Salman Khan firing case, the police said on Wednesday, according to the PTI. The suspect is said to be related to one of the two arrested accused, and they were constantly in touch before and after the incident, an official said, as per the PTI. The detained man was suspected to be taking instructions from Anmol Bishnoi, younger brother of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, he said, the news agency reported on Wednesday. Notably, a Facebook post claiming the responsibility for firing surfaced hours after the incident. The post was allegedly uploaded by Anmol Bishnoi. Police had said on Tuesday that the probe hinted at Lawrence Bishnoi gang's role in hiring the arrested duo. Sagar Pal and Vicky Gupta, arrested for allegedly firing at Khan's residence in Bandra area here on Sunday, were providing the detained suspect detailed information about their movements, and the calls were made using the Internet, the official said. After the crime, Pal and Gupta left Mumbai and headed for Bhuj, the official said, adding that near Surat, they changed the SIM card of the mobile phone they were using to communicate. To throw police off their trail, they switched off the mobile phone frequently. But the number they called was always the same, police noted during technical surveillance. Soon, the suspect was tracked down and apprehended in Haryana, the official said, adding that he was brought to Mumbai and being questioned, but not arrested in the case yet. Police had earlier claimed that Pal and Gupta were given around Rs 1 lakh for shooting at Khan's residence, and promised more money after the job. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday visited actor Salman Khan's residence in Bandra following the firing at his residence. CM Shinde assured him of protection after two persons were arrested in connection with firing at his house, as per the PTI. Talking to reporters, CM Eknath Shinde said that stringent action will be taken against those involved in the Salman Khan firing case. CM Eknath Shinde also said he has instructed the Mumbai Police commissioner to beef up security cover for Khan and his family members, as per the PTI. (with PTI inputs)

17 April,2024 10:47 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case: Shoma Sen walks out of prison

Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case accused and former Nagpur University professor Shoma Sen was released from a prison on Wednesday afternoon, an official said. The Supreme Court had granted bail to her in the 2018 case on April 5. Sen walked out of the Byculla jail in central Mumbai after the completion of all formalities, the senior prison official said. She was greeted by her daughter and relatives outside the prison. Sen was one of the 16 persons including activists and academics arrested in the case, related to the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017. Pune Police had alleged that the conclave was backed by Maoists, and the 'inflammatory' speeches made there fuelled caste violence near the Bhima Koregaon war memorial in Pune district next day. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/ reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

17 April,2024 10:13 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Two held for cheating city businessman by selling him uncleared loan vehicle

Mumbai Police recently arrested two persons for allegedly cheating a 27-year-old Mumbai businessman dealing in heavy-duty construction and demolition machines and vehicles. According to the FIR, two businessmen were last in December booked by the Vakola Police in Mumbai for allegedly defrauding the businessman of Rs 77 lakh after they sold a heavy-duty construction vehicle to him. The vehicle was later seized by bank officials in Maharashtra and it was only then, the businessman, Angad Sethi realised that he had been cheated. In his police complaint, Angad Sethi stated that his firm buys and sells construction machines and JCBs and he made a business deal with one Pankaj Singh, in July last year. Sethi's acquaintance, Anuj Mishra later informed him that the same company in Patna was selling an another construction vehicle. He purchased this heavy-duty vehicle for Rs 77 lakh. Sethi, told the police that he transferred the money to Singh's firm to purchase the vehicle from him. The latter provided an invoice indicating that there were no outstanding debts against the vehicle used for construction and demolition works, he told the police. However, while the vehicle was on its way to Sethi's warehouse in the outskirts of Mumbai, the recovery team of a bank seized the vehicle at the Khalapur toll plaza.  Upon learning about the seizure, Sethi confronted Singh and others involved in the deal who informed him that the matter would be resolved in a day or two. After waiting for days Sethi approached the police and filed an FIR in the matter. A case was lodged at Vakola Police Station in Mumbai was registered in December last year against Pankaj Singh, Subir Kumar Sahu and others under the Indian Penal Code sections 34 (common intention), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonesty). The police last month arrested them after investigations. The duo later moved for bail at Bandra court and were recently granted conditional bail on a surety of Rs 25,000 each. The court asked them to clear all outstanding amount of the finance company and obtain the NOC within 10 days, the court stated.

17 April,2024 09:19 PM IST | Mumbai | Asif Rizvi
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Railway cops arrest man for thefts in trains, recovers laptops and mobile phones

The Railway police have arrested a man suspected to be involved in multiple thefts in suburban trains in Mumbai and recovered stolen laptops and mobile phones from his possession, an official said on Wednesday, reported the PTI. According to the PTI, the 48-year-old accused has been identified as Manish Naresh Shende alias Pintya, a resident of Sanpada in Navi Mumbai and the value of the stolen items recovered from him was around Rs 1,18,000, he said. The arrest was made by crime branch officials of the Government Railway Police (Bandra unit), said the official, as per the PTI. The action came in the wake of a surge in thefts, particularly of laptops and mobile phones, from commuters' bags and racks on trains on the suburban network, he said. Man held for assaulting 2 persons outside railway station in Thane Meanwhile, in an another incident, a 42-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting two persons outside a railway station in Maharashtra's Thane district after one of them objected to his inappropriate gestures towards a woman, an official said on Wednesday, as per the PTI. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon outside the Kalyan railway station. One of the victims complained to police that he saw the accused making inappropriate gestures towards the wife of his friend, the official from Government Railway Police (GRP) Kalyan said, the news agency reported on Wednesday. When the victim confronted the accused, the latter allegedly hit him on the neck with a sharp object and also threatened him, he said, as per the PTI. Another person, who was present at the spot, tried to intervene but the accused attacked him also, the official said. Based on a complaint by one of the victims, the police arrested the accused, a resident of Khadvali in Shahapur area of the district. He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation), the official said, according to the news agency. (with PTI inputs)

17 April,2024 09:06 PM IST | Thane | mid-day online correspondent
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School headmaster stabbed multiple times, hospitalised; one held in Dombivli

A school headmaster stabbed was reportedly stabbed multiple times by a man who has been held by the police, an official said. The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly trying to kill a school headmaster at Dombivli in Maharashtra's Thane district by stabbing him multiple times, the official said on Wednesday, reported the PTI. The incident took place on Monday afternoon, the official said. Senior inspector Kiran Undre of the Dombivili GRP said that the accused, identified as Shakil Humayun Sheikh, caught hold of the 56-year-old victim when he was walking along the tracks near the Kharbao railway station and asked him why he was not completing the service record of his wife who worked in the same school at Bhiwandi, as per the PTI. "The victim told the accused that her service book has gone missing. His answer annoyed the accused, who then took out a knife and stabbed him several times, leaving him badly injured. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is presently undergoing treatment," he said, the news agency reported on Wednesday. Based on the complaint lodged by the victim from the ICU of a hospital at Kalyan, the police registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). The local police are carrying out a further probe into the crime. Two cops detained for custodial death of 19-year-old man Meanwhile, two cops including a police sub-inspector and a constable were detained in Maharashtra's Akola district in connection with the custodial death of a 19-year-old man in January this year, an official said on Wednesday, reported the PTI. The two police personnel, attached to the Akot city police station in Maharashtra's Akola, were detained on Tuesday, while their two colleagues, both constables, were untraceable, he said, as per the PTI. A complaint in this connection was filed by Sukhdev Haramkar, the uncle of the deceased, Govardhan Haramkar, he said, the news agency reported on Wednesday. In his complaint, he alleged that his nephew Govardhan, who worked as a labourer at Akot, was arrested on January 15 by sub-inspector Rajesh Jaware and other policemen on the suspicion of his involvement in some offence. (with PTI inputs)

17 April,2024 07:27 PM IST | Thane | mid-day online correspondent
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Mumbai: 2 men lose lives in two separate road accidents in Dahisar, Kandivali

On Monday, two men in Mumbai lost their lives due to road accidents. A 43-year-old man died in a hit-and-run in Mumbai's Dahisar West. While, another 20-year-old biker from Kandivali East, who had met with an accident on March 29, succumbed to his injuries during treatment in the hospital on Monday. The first incident occurred in Dahisar West, near Ganpat Patil Nagar on Link Road where 43-year-old identified as Santosh Salgar was crushed by an unidentified vehicle on Monday evening. The MHB Colony Police have registered a case under section 304 (a) of the Indian Penal Code against the unidentified four-wheeler driver.  Also Read: Joyride turns fatal; two youngsters die after bike collides with a bus in Mahim As per the sources, Santosh Salgar was known to struggle with alcoholism. His wife, Priti, informed the police that she had separated from Santosh due to his alcohol addiction, and their two children resided with her. On Monday, around 11.45 pm, Priti received a phone call from her former neighbor, informing her that her husband's hospitalisation. She rushed to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital in Kandivali, where she was informed that Santosh was found injured on Link Road, bleeding from his head and near his eyes, following a collision with an unknown vehicle around 10.30 pm, the driver fled the scene. In the second incident, a 20-year-old, identified as Sahil Jilani Shaikh, who had previously skidded from his KTM bike near Lokhandwala Circle in Kandivali East on March 29, succumbed to his head injuries on Monday at Dr. Copper Hospital. Shaikh was speeding and riding without a helmet when the accident occurred. He was been booked under the charges of 304(a) and 279 of the Indian Penal Code.  

16 April,2024 10:47 PM IST | Mumbai | Samiullah Khan
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Two held for multiple mobile phone thefts at construction sites in Kandivali

The Kandivali Police in Mumbai nabbed two suspects for their alleged involvement in stealing mobile phones from construction sites. Their arrests come after a recent surge in mobile theft incidents in the Kandivali area, an official said. The duo were identified as Vikram Bhosle and Bunty Surendra Bhosle. Following their arrests, the police recovered several stolen mobile phones.   Also Read: What is Mumbai bidding for at this ancient relic auction? According to the police, during a routine patrolling, a team led by Senior Inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganore, including Deputy Inspector Deepak Patil, Narayan Khade, Jaibhaye, Jogalpure, Navlu, Vairal, Gawli, Mhatre, and Rane, noticed Vikram and Bunty acting suspiciously in Mahaveer Nagar of the area. "Upon detaining them and inspecting a bag they were carrying, the police found as many as 30 stolen mobile phones," an official said. Also Read: Mumbai housing dilemma: To buy or rent? Expert advice inside Vikram, originally from Amravati, and Bunty, a resident of Wardha, migrated to Mumbai between March and June in search of employment opportunities. During the day, they engage in drain cleaning or other cleaning jobs, while at night, they targeted construction sites in the suburbs, the official said. It is suspected that they used to steal the mobile phones from sleeping workers and security guards and later sell them in Maharashtra's Amravati, he said. The police said that the total value of the seized mobile phones amounts to approximately Rs. 42 lakhs. Following their arrest, the duo were produced before a court and both were remanded to police custody. "With their arrest, the police have solved six cases related to recent mobile thefts in the area," an official said.Also Read: Rising cases of child abuse in schools: How to ensure student safety? 

16 April,2024 07:25 PM IST | Mumbai | Samiullah Khan
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Labourer critically injured after falling off civic water tank in Navi Mumbai

A labourer was critically injured after he fell off an under-construction municipal water tank in Navi Mumbai, an official said on Tuesday, the PTI reported. The 25-year-old labourer who was identified as Arshad Shaikh, hailing from Bihar, was working at the site in Vashi in Navi Mumbai when he fell off the structure from a height on Sunday morning, the official of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation said, according to the PTI. Arshad Shaikh was taken to the nearby hospital, where his condition is said to be critical, he said. No case has been registered, and no action has been taken against anyone so far, the official said. Farm owner held for boy's death after falling into borewell in MP Meanwhile, in an another incident in Madhya Pradesh, the police have arrested the owner of an agricultural field in Rewa district where a six-year-old boy died after falling into a borewell, an official said on Tuesday, reported the PTI. The farm owner has been booked on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, he said. The boy, Mayank Kol, fell into the open borewell located at the field in Manika village on Friday afternoon. He was pulled out dead on Sunday after a 45-hour long operation, bringing a gloomy end to a multi-agency rescue operation. Brijendra Mishra, the owner of the agricultural field where the borewell was dug and left open, was arrested on Monday, Superintendent of Police Vivek Singh said, according to the PTI. After a probe into the incident, Mishra was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 174 (non-attendance in obedience to an order from public servant), he said. The probe indicated the borewell was dug up two-three years back and it was found to be dry, but Mishra left it as it is without covering it, he said. In February this year, the panchayat department issued orders regarding the closure of such unused and open borewells due to accidents and children falling into them, the official said. After the incident in Rewa, Chief Minister Mohan Yadav ordered suspension of two senior officials from Janpad Teonthar for alleged negligence.Yadav had also appealed to people to keep borewells covered to avoid such incidents in future, the news agency reported om Tuesday.

16 April,2024 03:37 PM IST | Navi Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Shooters conducted recce around actor's house 3 times before firing: Cops

Two shooters arrested in connection with the firing outside Salman Khan's residence in Mumbai conducted a recce around the actor's house three times before the incident, a senior police official said on Tuesday, reported the PTI. The duo has been identified as Vicky Gupta (24) and Sagar Pal (21) - both residents of Bihar, an official said. The two were on the run after the firing incident outside Salman Khan's house at the Galaxy Apartment in Bandra area early on Sunday morning. They were apprehended late Monday night from Mata No Madh village in Gujarat's Kutch district, police said, as per the PTI. Vicky was riding a motorcycle at the time of the incident. Sagar, who was riding pillion, allegedly fired at the actor's house, a police official said. The two men were brought to Mumbai by a flight on Tuesday morning, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Mumbai Police, Lakhmi Gautam said at a press briefing. Both were produced before a court which remanded them in police custody till April 25, he said. "The accused persons carried out a recce around Salman Khan's house three times" before the firing incident, the official said, a PTI report said on Tuesday. On Sunday, the accused persons shot five rounds - one of it hit the wall and another the gallery of Salman Khan's residence, he said. During the probe into the incident, a Facebook post claiming responsibility for the firing had surfaced. The post was uploaded allegedly by Anmol Bishnoi, younger brother of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, according to the police, the news agency reported. "So far, Anmol Bishnoi's role is primarily visible in the crime and we are investigating it," the official said. A preliminary probe suggested that both Sagar and Vicky were hired by the gang of Lawrence Bishnoi to open fire at Salman Khan's house, Deputy Inspector General of Kutch-West, Mahendra Bagadiya, said earlier in the day, according to the PTI. While Sagar fired at Salman Khan's house, Vicky was reportedly in touch with the gang members, Bagadiya said, adding that the two men have admitted to the crime, the news agency reported. (with PTI inputs)

16 April,2024 03:10 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Maharashtra: Man cheated of Rs 45.69 lakh in share trading fraud in Navi Mumbai

A man from Navi Mumbai lost Rs 45.69 lakh to cyber fraudsters who lured him to invest in share trading, a police official said on Tuesday, reported the PTI. Based on a complaint, a first information report (FIR) has been registered against five persons under sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, an official from the cyber police station said, as per the PTI. The 44-year-old complainant has alleged that the accused contacted him on different social media platforms and lured him to invest in share trading, assuring good returns, the official said. The complainant invested Rs 45.69 lakh between March 2 and April 14, and has claimed that he did not get any returns and could not recover the invested amount, he said, according to the PTI. The police are trying to establish the identities of the accused with the help of the mobile numbers, WhatsApp groups and telegram IDs they used to contact the complainant, the official said, the news agency reported. Man duped of Rs 89 lakh in online share trading Meanwhile, in an another incident, in February this year, the Navi Mumbai Police had registered a case against six people for allegedly cheating a stock market trader of Rs 89 lakh, an official had earlier said on Tuesday, reported the PTI. On the complaint of a resident of Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, a case was registered on February 12, he had said, as per the PTI. As per the complaint, the six alleged cyber fraudsters lured the victim into investing into the stock market. They did not reveal their names to him and used mobile phones, social messaging apps and websites to communicate with him, according to the PTI. Between December 25 last year and February 9 this year, he transferred a total of Rs 89 lakh into various bank accounts mentioned by the accused. However, when the victim later tried to retrieve his invested amount along with the returns through a mobile application, he failed to do so, he said. Realising that he had fallen victim to a scam, the victim approached the police and filed a complaint, he said. A case under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including cheating, and the Information Technology Act, was registered at the Cyber police station in Navi Mumbai. (with PTI inputs)

16 April,2024 02:26 PM IST | Thane | mid-day online correspondent
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Salman Khan house firing case: Accused duo arrested from Gujarat's Bhuj

In a major development in Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's house firing case, the Mumbai police's crime branch has arrested both the accused from Bhuj District of Gujarat state. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Datta Nalawade informed about the arrest in the wee hours of Tuesday. On Sunday morning, at around 5 am, two unidentified men on a motorcycle had shot four rounds outside Salman Khan's residence, Galaxy Apartments in Bandra. The accused fled the spot immediately. No one was injured in the incident. The Mumbai police in no time started the investigation in the case and formed several teams to nab the accused. After fleeing the spot, the accused had abandoned the motorcycle near Mount Mary Church, a little over a kilometre from Salman Khan's residence, the police said on Monday. The accused in Salman Khan house firing case had boarded a train going towards Borivali but alighted at Santacruz railway station and walked out. The police were also examining the CCTV footage from the area. As per the PTI report, the police on Monday interrogated three persons from Navi Mumbai, including the house owner where the accused stayed, the previous owner of the two-wheeler used in the crime, the agent who facilitated the sale, and several others as part of the probe into the firing that occurred on Sunday.

16 April,2024 04:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Shirish Vaktania
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