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From vishing fraud to MU mess: Top five stories from Mumbai

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Sep 27, 2017 17:16 IST
HT Correspondent

The Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested the brother-in-law of a prominent Bollywood actor on betting charges. A 67-year-old man from Versova became the latest victim of a vishing fraud, where a cyber criminal in a late night phone call posed as a bank official and tricked the senior citizen into giving his debit card details, and used them to withdraw Rs60,000 from his bank account. Mumbai University vice chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh, who is on his way out, had told the Governor that monitoring the assessment of answer papers was not part of his day to day work. In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said that Modi’s support to social media trolls could lead to anarchy. In a move that could set tongues wagging within political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray for participating in a cleanliness drive, ‘Swachhata hi Sewa’.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Brother-in-law of famous Bollywood actor held for betting

The police on Tuesday arrested the brother-in-law of a prominent Bollywood actor on betting charges. The accused, Amit Gill, was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for allegedly placing bets.The accused will be produced in court later today. In August, the Mumbai crime branch conducted a raid in the DN Nagar area, Andheri (West), and arrested three bookies for accepting bets on the one-day international (ODI) match played between India and Sri Lanka. During investigation, they later nabbed two more suspects.

2. Mumbai senior citizen latest victim of vishing fraud, loses Rs60,000 to ‘bank official’

A 67-year-old man from Versova became the latest victim of a vishing fraud, where a cyber criminal in a late night phone call posed as a bank official and tricked the senior citizen into giving his debit card details, and used them to withdraw Rs60,000 from his bank account. Till date, over 400 cases of card fraud have been reported in the city, in which a majority of cases are of vishing, which means more than one person falls prey to this fraud daily in Mumbai.

3. Monitoring assessment of answer papers not part of my day-to-day work: Mumbai University VC

Mumbai University vice chancellor, Sanjay Deshmukh, who is on his way out, had told the Governor that monitoring the assessment of answer papers was not part of his day to day work. Deshmukh has been asked to resign following MU’s delay in declaring students’ results. It has now been revealed that the vice chancellor in his written response to the Governor’s office tried to shirk off direct responsibility over the assessment of papers, worsening the case for his continuation.

4. Raj Thackeray says PM Modi’s support to trolls can lead to anarchy

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said that Modi’s support to social media trolls could lead to anarchy. Thackeray, who joined Facebook last Sunday to connect with the masses, has been slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi in his posts. Thackeray said that the BJP used social media to “trick the common man with deceit and misinformation”.

5. Aaditya Thackeray participates in cleanliness drive, Modi appreciates ‘young friend’

In a move that could set tongues wagging within political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray for participating in a cleanliness drive, ‘Swachhata hi Sewa’. Thackeray and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar extended support to PM’s campaign and swept Bandra on Tuesday. The Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is nearly three decades old, but the ties between them have been frosty since 2014.