Arvind Walmiki

Arvind Walmiki

Arvind is a correspondent from Thane who covers crime beat and has an experience of four years in the field. Apart from crime he is also a volunteer of Wildlife Crime Control bureau and reports on environment and rescue operations in the city.

Articles by Arvind Walmiki
Kanak Joshi, one of the two children who sustained injuries on Saturday.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT)
Kanak Joshi, one of the two children who sustained injuries on Saturday.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT)

Teen’s joyride ends up injuring 2 boys in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Accused had been asked to clean tempo by his brother, but had gone for a joyride instead
The main accused, Kalpnath Chouhan, 53, is a TV repairman and knew the boy’s father. He hatched a plan with his brother Sikander,48.(HT PHOTO)
The main accused, Kalpnath Chouhan, 53, is a TV repairman and knew the boy’s father. He hatched a plan with his brother Sikander,48.(HT PHOTO)

Kidnapped 10-year-old Thane boy reunited with family; 2 held

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Two men, both brothers, have been arrested from Bhiwandi and had demanded 3 lakh from the boy’s father
More than 100 items, worth Rs 1.86 lakh, were seized from BJP leader Dhananjay Kulkarni’s shop.(HT Photo)
More than 100 items, worth Rs 1.86 lakh, were seized from BJP leader Dhananjay Kulkarni’s shop.(HT Photo)

BJP leader from Dombivli held for selling air guns, antique weapons including swords

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 09:25 AM IST
BJP’s Dombivli unit deputy chief Dhananjay Kulkarni runs a shop in Tilaknagar area, ‘Tapasya House of Fashion’, which sells ready-made garments along with antique items.
The accused continued molesting his minor son whenever his wife would go out of the house despite being warned by her.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The accused continued molesting his minor son whenever his wife would go out of the house despite being warned by her.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Thane man arrested for alleged sexual assault of his 4-year-old son over two years

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 10:04 AM IST
According to Thane police, the accused was first caught by his wife, who had warned him. But he continued molesting his son and threatened his wife that he would kill the boy if she complained to anyone.
She was strangled with a rope and hanged from a tree branch.(HT file photo)
She was strangled with a rope and hanged from a tree branch.(HT file photo)

25-year-old killed by her family in Mumbai for cheating on husband

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 05:36 PM IST
The family lives in Uttar Pradesh. The victim’s brother, who works in Mumbai, has been arrested.
The pangolin was kept in a plastic bag and hidden under a cloth.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
The pangolin was kept in a plastic bag and hidden under a cloth.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Two held in Thane for trying to sell pangolin, a highly endangered animal

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Officers from Thane’s central crime unit had laid a trap on Mumbra-Panvel road after they had got information about two people coming to the city to sell a rare animal.
Republic Party Of India (RPI) president Ramdas Athawale was slapped by an unidentified person during an event at Netaji ground in Ambernath on Friday.(HT File Photo)
Republic Party Of India (RPI) president Ramdas Athawale was slapped by an unidentified person during an event at Netaji ground in Ambernath on Friday.(HT File Photo)

Ramdas Athawale slapped by unidentified person at a Maharashtra event

Ambernath | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 10:08 AM IST
Reacting to the incident, party spokesperson and national general secretary Avinash Mahatekar blamed local police for not making enough security arrangements for the party leader’s visit.
Khadakpada police recovered the stolen beagle and French bull dog.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Khadakpada police recovered the stolen beagle and French bull dog.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Three arrested in Thane for stealing pedigree dogs

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2018 01:16 AM IST
The accused had planned to sell the dogs and buy a dog of another breed
The Class 2 girl was declared dead at the hospital.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
The Class 2 girl was declared dead at the hospital.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)

7-year-old dies after auto runs into her near Mumbai; driver on the run

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:02 AM IST
Siddhi Sanjay Kasale and her mother were heading home from school in Diva, Thane, when the rickshaw driver lost control of his vehicle
Bhattar Singh was a resident of Kalwa and he was crossing the road when a speeding four-wheeler lost control and rammed into the boy.(Pic for representation/Getty Images)
Bhattar Singh was a resident of Kalwa and he was crossing the road when a speeding four-wheeler lost control and rammed into the boy.(Pic for representation/Getty Images)

Three-year-old boy dies in hit-and-run at Kalwa

Hindustan Times | By Arvind WalmikiCCTV
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:30 AM IST
As soon as the driver hit the boy, passers-by tried to catch him but he managed to escape
A 50-year-old cab driver and his daughter were arrested for assaulting two police inspectors at the Naupada police station on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO/Representative Picture)
A 50-year-old cab driver and his daughter were arrested for assaulting two police inspectors at the Naupada police station on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO/Representative Picture)

Cops settling fare spat in police station assaulted by cab driver, daughter

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 08:27 AM IST
A 50-year-old cab driver and his daughter were arrested for assaulting two police inspectors at the Naupada police station on Wednesday
The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.
The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.

Man poses as RTI activist in Thane, extorts Rs 5,000 from grocer

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 07:49 AM IST
Soni recently threatened said he would expose the grocer’s selling low-quality products and running a fake lottery, and extorted money from him.
Police have recovered Rs 8.8 lakh.(HT PHOTO)
Police have recovered Rs 8.8 lakh.(HT PHOTO)

Fake cops arrested in Thane for robbing cash delivery boy

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 12:40 AM IST
After a complaint was registered, the police checked around 1,700 vehicles from the CCTV footage. The main accused Ghag and Sawant were arrested from Kalwa on Friday.
Sagar Thakkar, alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the fake call centre.(HT Photo)
Sagar Thakkar, alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the fake call centre.(HT Photo)

Mira Road fake call centre: 2 more arrested

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 12:20 AM IST
Mohammed Marzuki, 34, owned the call centre and Jimmy Patni, 33, helped him register the domain’s name
Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar(PTI File Photo)
Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar(PTI File Photo)

Biryani, cigarettes: Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar gets preferential treatment in jail, 5 cops suspended

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 02:57 PM IST
Iqbal Kaskar had been taken to hospital many times before but this time he was seen smoking cigarettes in presence of cops, giving money and also was allegedly served biryani by the policemen.
The police have seized cash, computers, phones, laptops and other items from the spot.(HT Photo)
The police have seized cash, computers, phones, laptops and other items from the spot.(HT Photo)

Another illegal call centre in Thane busted

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 12:58 AM IST
This is one of the several cases that have been unearthed in Thane.
Thane police display gold chains and mangalsutras they seized from the accused, on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Thane police display gold chains and mangalsutras they seized from the accused, on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

Five serial chain snatchers arrested in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 12:21 AM IST
Police recovered gold chains and mangalsutras worth 20 lakh and solved 27 cases of chain snatching
The 34 vehicles, which were seized by Thane crime branch, been kept on police ground on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
The 34 vehicles, which were seized by Thane crime branch, been kept on police ground on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)

Thane vehicle racket: Two RTO officials held

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:30 AM IST
They used to sell the vehicles in different states at nominal rates. The accused made fake documents of 428 vehicles.
The Thane anti-extortion cell officers with the seized drugs, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The Thane anti-extortion cell officers with the seized drugs, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Four who were held with drugs near Mumbai had plans to open a factory

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:27 AM IST
The accused were arrested in Kasarwadavli with around 20,000 strips of Tramadol (hydrochloride) tablets, which have a market value of around 5 crore per 10mg
Police said the accused and the 21-year-old woman were in a relationship for the past two years but her family members were against it.(Getty Images (Representative Photo))
Police said the accused and the 21-year-old woman were in a relationship for the past two years but her family members were against it.(Getty Images (Representative Photo))

Mumbra man stabs woman nine times for rejecting his marriage proposal

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 12:02 PM IST
A police team from Mumbra police station and crime branch officers are searching for the accused, who is suspected to be hiding in Ratnagiri.
The doctor is being treated at a hospital in Thane.(HT Photo)
The doctor is being treated at a hospital in Thane.(HT Photo)

Doctor hurt after patient’s kin of attack him with hockey sticks in Thane

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 03:29 PM IST
According to Kasarvadavli police, the two men were relatives of a patient, who the doctor, Prashant Darandale, was treating.
The driver was arrested by Kapurbawdi police station.(HT PHOTO)
The driver was arrested by Kapurbawdi police station.(HT PHOTO)

Private car driver arrested for assaulting traffic police constable in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2018 01:15 AM IST
He also shot a video of the police trying to calm him down after taking action against him
Nikhil Tambole is now stable at Jupiter Hospital.(HTPhoto)
Nikhil Tambole is now stable at Jupiter Hospital.(HTPhoto)

Youngster suffers heart attack mid-traffic, Kalwa cop saves the day

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 12:37 AM IST
Nikhil Tambole was rushed to Jupiter Hospital after complaining of chest pains
The pothole at Shahapur on the Mumbai-Nashik highway.(HT)
The pothole at Shahapur on the Mumbai-Nashik highway.(HT)

2 teens killed near Mumbai: Kin blame pothole; cops deny claim

UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:05 AM IST
The father of the victims claimed he was trying to avoid a pothole ahead of him and slowed down the bike when the tanker hit them from behind
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, women hold candles and placards during a protest against two recently reported rape cases, in Ahmadabad, India.(AP)
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, women hold candles and placards during a protest against two recently reported rape cases, in Ahmadabad, India.(AP)

60-year-old man arrested for raping minor stepdaughter in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Ambernath | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 05:57 AM IST
The Ambernath police arrested a 60-year-old man for raping his 17-year-old stepdaughter over a period of seven years. A year ago, the girl also gave birth to the man’s child
Residents take part in the candlelight march on Thursday. They marched from Kopri Bara Bungalow to Anand talkies.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Residents take part in the candlelight march on Thursday. They marched from Kopri Bara Bungalow to Anand talkies.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

College girl stabbed to death: Kopri residents march for justice, father wants case fast-tracked

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2018 12:23 AM IST
Recalls day when they went to police station complain that Prachi Zade was being threatened, but the cops took it lightly
Police have not disclosed the names of the arrested men as they are yet to arrest the third accused, whom they suspect is hiding at his relative’s house.(REUTERS/ For representational purposes only)
Police have not disclosed the names of the arrested men as they are yet to arrest the third accused, whom they suspect is hiding at his relative’s house.(REUTERS/ For representational purposes only)

Two held for assaulting women travelling by auto in Kalyan, hunt on for third suspect

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 06:05 AM IST
A woman political party worker was going home in an autorickshaw along with a friend when they were waylaid by three people, who tried to get inside.
The accused charged customers less than the prevailing rates for international calls, thereby incurring losses to the state exchequer.(HT File)
The accused charged customers less than the prevailing rates for international calls, thereby incurring losses to the state exchequer.(HT File)

Four held in Mumbra for routing calls abroad at cheap rates

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 04:53 AM IST
Mumbra police said the men set up the telephone exchange to route international calls via Voice over Internet Protocol. Most calls were made to Gulf countries.
Arun Shelar, the accused, works as a constable in Thane jail and was already married with two children when he married a second time in 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
Arun Shelar, the accused, works as a constable in Thane jail and was already married with two children when he married a second time in 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

Thane cop held for adultery, kidnapping his second wife

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 01:19 PM IST
The accused, Arun Shelar works as a constable in Thane jail and stays in Kalyan’s Netavali area. He was already married and had two children from his first wife when he married Jasintha, 33, in 2017. Jasintha has been missing since July 2017.
Police found it difficult to identify the body because of the level of damage to his face(HT Photo)
Police found it difficult to identify the body because of the level of damage to his face(HT Photo)

Garment trader bludgeoned to death inside his Ulhasnagar house

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 12:06 AM IST
The victim’s body was found by one of the family members who had gone call him for breakfast
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