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
Kurkute visited the woman’s office and shouted abuses at her.(HT Photo)
Kurkute visited the woman’s office and shouted abuses at her.(HT Photo)

Man arrested for stalking, harassing ex-girlfriend

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 12:39 AM IST
After the woman rejected his marriage proposal 2016, the accused married another woman
Prachi Zade was first followed by Akash Pawar before he accosted her on the road and then stabbed her. Zade’s family had filled a complaint earlier this year claiming Pawar was stalking her.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Prachi Zade was first followed by Akash Pawar before he accosted her on the road and then stabbed her. Zade’s family had filled a complaint earlier this year claiming Pawar was stalking her.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Stalker stabs 20-year-old woman to death on Mumbai highway after demanding answer to his proposal

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 09:22 AM IST
A 25-year-old youth stabbed Prachi Zade in broad daylight off Eastern Express highway because he wanted an answer to his ‘proposal’.
Twenty-year-old Prachi Zade was stabbed in broad daylight on the busy Eastern Express Highway on Saturday(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
Twenty-year-old Prachi Zade was stabbed in broad daylight on the busy Eastern Express Highway on Saturday(Praful Gangurde/ HT)

Police wouldn’t file FIR against stalker, alleges Thane murder victim’s family

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2018 12:56 AM IST
The Zades filed the NC complaint after Pawar allegedly attacked Zade on June 11, in her office premises
The man has been untraceable since July 13.(HT FILE)
The man has been untraceable since July 13.(HT FILE)

Thane youth kidnap case: Lawyer's name crops up

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Police suspect that the man might have been killed. They learnt that the man was badly beaten up by the accused
The police discovered the boy’s body in the hills with his face severely battered.(HT PHOTO)
The police discovered the boy’s body in the hills with his face severely battered.(HT PHOTO)

7-year-old boy killed with stone, no arrests yet

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:51 AM IST
The Ambernath police have detained a person who had a heated argument with the boy’s father while drinking alcohol.

Man kidnapped in Mumbai by girlfriend’s father, uncle; yet to be traced

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:46 AM IST
The police said the woman’s father and uncle had ordered the kidnap.
On Sunday, the police got a tip-off about two people arriving in Dombivli and laid a trap.(HtT PHOTO)
On Sunday, the police got a tip-off about two people arriving in Dombivli and laid a trap.(HtT PHOTO)

Two who robbed Thane wine shop owner of 3.5 lakh arrested

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 12:32 AM IST
While interrogating the accused the police found the names of three more people who were also involved in crime
Vivek Phansalkar.(HT File Photo)
Vivek Phansalkar.(HT File Photo)

Vivek Phansalkar appointed as Thane police commissioner

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 04:38 PM IST
A 1989 batch officer, Phansalkar has worked in Thane previously in 2008.
The accused Shanu Totla, 25, and Mohammed Abdul Kalam Shaikh, 20, are both residents of Mumbra who work as daily wage labourers.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
The accused Shanu Totla, 25, and Mohammed Abdul Kalam Shaikh, 20, are both residents of Mumbra who work as daily wage labourers.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)

Two arrested for beating and robbing cab driver in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 01:20 AM IST
The driver told the police that he was also beaten up by the men. After taking the money the accused allegedly fled from the spot.
An injured being rushed to a hospital after being rescued by a team of NDRF personnel on Tuesday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
An injured being rushed to a hospital after being rescued by a team of NDRF personnel on Tuesday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

Bhiwandi building collapse: Dead woman ensured her son was safe beneath her

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar and Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2018 11:13 PM IST
After the rescuers pulled out the body of the 25-year-old, they found her two-year-old son below it
The 8-year-old building – located in Khoni gram panchayat limits of Rasulabag – was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
The 8-year-old building – located in Khoni gram panchayat limits of Rasulabag – was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Woman killed, 8 injured as 4-storey building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi | By Sajana Nambiar and Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:24 AM IST
The eight-year-old building was declared dilapidated by the Bhiwandi tehsildar six months ago.
There are no CCTV footages in the area. The owner of the flat and those who have rented it will be questioned.(HT FILE)
There are no CCTV footages in the area. The owner of the flat and those who have rented it will be questioned.(HT FILE)

11-year-old’s body found with throat slit near Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 12:10 AM IST
The child’s body was found inside a room in a building close to the factory where the boy’s parents work as daily wage labourers
Thane anti-extortion cell (left) seized weapons, including an AK 56, from the home of a Dawood aide on Friday, a day after the arrest of two drug peddlers — Sanjay Shroff (top) and Jahid Kashmiri.(HT photo)
Thane anti-extortion cell (left) seized weapons, including an AK 56, from the home of a Dawood aide on Friday, a day after the arrest of two drug peddlers — Sanjay Shroff (top) and Jahid Kashmiri.(HT photo)

AK 56, cartridges seized from Dawood aide’s Mumbai residence

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:18 AM IST
Police suspect that the weapons that were seized during the raid may have been supplied by Chhota Shakeel in connection to the 1993 bomb blasts.
The woman also alleged that she was raped by Kakde
The woman also alleged that she was raped by Kakde

Thane woman cheated, raped by man she met on matrimonial site

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The Thane resident also lent him Rs 2.6 lakh across multiple instalments.
The accused would charge ₹12 for 1 lakh coins and had been operating for the past eight month.(Pic for representation)
The accused would charge ₹12 for 1 lakh coins and had been operating for the past eight month.(Pic for representation)

5 held in Thane for amassing, selling game coins on Facebook

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2018 12:08 AM IST
Police said two of the accused are brothers and had hired three of their friends on a monthly salary of 10,000 to play the game the entire day
The accident took place in Thane in the early hours of Wednesday.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The accident took place in Thane in the early hours of Wednesday.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

Speeding container truck crashes into signboard, car in Thane; driver dead

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 09:30 PM IST
The vehicle was heading towards Ghodbunder Road when the accident took place, and blocked traffic on the road for a few hours.
The accident took place on March 28.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The accident took place on March 28.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)

3 months after sister’s death in bike accident, 24-year-old booked for rash driving

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 12:10 PM IST
His sister fell and hit her head on the divider after Baviskar hit the brakes suddenly to avoid colliding with a truck.
Mangled remains of the car.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Mangled remains of the car.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Four call centre staff hurt after truck hit car in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:41 AM IST
It was the passers-by and locals who pulled the injured out of the car and alerted police about the incident

Mumbai garage mechanic arrested for stealing cars to pay children’s school fees

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:56 AM IST
He had stolen seven cars from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai
Sagar Thakkar, alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the Thane fake call centre racke.(HT Photo)
Sagar Thakkar, alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the Thane fake call centre racke.(HT Photo)

Call centre scam: Days after mastermind got bail, his sister surrenders

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 01:00 AM IST
Twenty-four-year old Shaggy’s elder sister Reema was responsible for the finances and the money transactions.
The accused, a resident of Rajasthan, was found guilty of attempt to murder.(HT FILE)
The accused, a resident of Rajasthan, was found guilty of attempt to murder.(HT FILE)

Man in Mumbai sentenced to 10yrs in prison for shooting teen who refused proposal

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 12:31 AM IST
Saini had met the teenager, then 15- year-old, in January 2016 in Rajasthan. But after coming back to her residence in Kalwa, she refused to take the relationship any further and used to avoid his phone calls.
Thane police hand over gold to their rightful owners on Wednesday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Thane police hand over gold to their rightful owners on Wednesday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)

Thane cops arrest man who burgled 47 houses in 2 years

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Accused visited houses on pretext of shortlisting candidates for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
Nine people were arrested in connection with the incident.(HT FILE)
Nine people were arrested in connection with the incident.(HT FILE)

At counselling session in Ulhasnagar, couple’s kin fight with swords, 10 hurt

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:29 AM IST
Couple began arguing during counselling, after which their relatives went to their houses and returned with weapons
The office of Flintstone group at Orion business centre on Ghodbunder, Thane.(HT Photo)
The office of Flintstone group at Orion business centre on Ghodbunder, Thane.(HT Photo)

Thane cryptocurrency scam’s chief accountant surrenders

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2018 01:04 AM IST
Sachin Shelar, 40, chief accountant of Flintstone firm for the last few years, had fled to Dubai along with the CEO and mastermind, Amit Lakhanpal, after getting wind that police were looking for him
Dilip Ludhani is the son of a well-known Mumbai builder(HT Photo)
Dilip Ludhani is the son of a well-known Mumbai builder(HT Photo)

IPL betting racket: Dilip Ludhani met with Dawood aides

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 12:41 AM IST
So far, six bookies have been arrested in the racket, and the statement of Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan has been recorded
Sagar Thakar aka Shaggy(HT Photo)
Sagar Thakar aka Shaggy(HT Photo)

After 14 months, Thane call centre scam mastermind ‘Shaggy’ granted bail

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 11:56 AM IST
During his earlier court hearings, the prosecution had argued that he should not get bail because he was the mastermind of the racket.

Delhi man held in CDR scam, arrest tally goes up to 17

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 12:29 AM IST
The Thane police said they will now recall their previous suspects, who are out on bail, for further questioning

65-yr-old held in Kalyan for raping minor girl

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 12:22 AM IST
Police said she was slapped by the man but started screaming for help when he covered her mouth
Amit Bhardwaj
Amit Bhardwaj

Pune kingpin behind Kalyan cryptocurrency scam: Thane police

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 12:50 AM IST
Police were investigating the complaint of a 45-year-old man who was approached by Gain Bitcoin — Bhardwaj’s company — last year and lured into investing a lot of money in one of their schemes
(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION)
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