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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 12, 2016 17:36 IST
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1. Thane fake call centre: Mastermind got childhood friends to form network

The Ahmedabad-based mastermind of the Thane tele scam, Sagar Thakkar, 23, roped in several of his childhood friends to form a network of trustworthy floor managers, who then ran the multi-million dollar con across cities, said the police. Read

2. Bangalore man asks foreign regulators to act against pilots who posed with whisky

Miffed with the investigation of four IndiGo Airlines pilots — seen posing and apparently drinking whisky from a bottle on-board a Bangkok-bound flight — by India’s aviation regulator, a Bangalore-based software developer has reported the issue to air safety watchdogs from other countries. Read

3. Three held for vehicle theft confess to 2012 Dombivli murder

The Thane crime branch arrested three men — who were earlier held for vehicle theft in 2015 — on Wednesday, after they confessed to committing a murder in Dombivli in 2012. Read

4. Locals riot after speeding BEST bus crashes into helmetless driver, killing him

A 26-year-old musician driving his scooter without a helmet succumbed to head injuries, while the pillion rider sustained injuries, after a speeding BEST bus crashed into them in Sakinaka on Wednesday morning. Read

5. 19-year-old suspected illegal immigrant manages to get PAN card while in police custody in Mumbai

A 19-year-old suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrant from Mira Road left the Mumbai police stumped after she managed to procure an identity document while being in police custody. Read