Debasish has been an investigative reporter for nearly two decades, covering crime, legal and social issues. He is also interested in wildlife, travel and environmental issues.
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Each cell is meant to be shared by three inmates, but sources said Cell no. 2 will only house Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallaya — whose extradition case is also in progress in a London court.
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDebasish Panigrahi
At a function to which the families of the retiring policemen are invited, the commissioner of Mumbai Police will present wrist watches to each of the 444 retiring policemen and their spouses
Recently, the government amended the Maharashtra Country Liquor Rules, 1973, and blurred the distinction between urban and rural areas before changing the opening and closing time of country liquor bars in the state.
DCP, EOW, Parag Manere on Wednesday said the two APIs, Vilas Rathod and Sandeep Sawant, were suspended on Monday after an inquiry nailed them for dereliction of duty and gross negligence.
Lakdawala was brought to Mumbai on a transit remand and will be produced in a city court on Saturday.
Hindustan Times | ByDebasish Panigrahi and Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
He said the new cells are equipped with facilities on par with those offered in prisons in European Union (EU) and developed countries.
Mumbai | ByDebasish Panigrahi
Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve told HT that they have sought all information pertaining to the bridge from BMC.
The SC, in its verdict, allowed payment of tips to performers (restricting showering of currency notes), serving of liquor and fixed the timing from 6pm to 11.30pm
Mumbai crime branch officials will send a letter of request, with a dossier on the antecedents of gangster Ravi Pujari, who is wanted in 51 cases of murder, extortion, shoot-outs, intimidation in the city over the past three decades.
Trap, chase, surrender: Mumbai cops crash wedding at Mangalore, gangster Ravi Pujari’s aide as return gift
Following his arrest, gangster Ravi Pujari’s aide Akash Shetty was flown into Mumbai and a special court on Wednesday remanded him in police custody till January 28.
City police step up efforts to get custody of Anees Ibrahim’s aides, so they can corner his brother Dawood.
Police inspector Sanjay Govilkar recalls constable Ombale’s sacrifice and how they nabbed the terrorist near Girgaum Chowpatty
Asif Mulani, who was near Cama Hospital, says he regrets not being able to save mentor Ashok Kamte.
Senior police inspector Ramesh Mahale recounts how Kasab never gave straight answers to their questions
‘Saw Kasab spraying bullets’: R Tamil Selvan, the man who saved 36 lives at CST during 26/11 Mumbai attacks
R Tamil Selvan and his team moved approximately 40 injured people from the CST station which was under attack from terrorists, to the St George’s Hospital on November 26, 2008.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Sanghavi’s death, but a top police official dismissed the conspiracy theories and told that Sanghavi was a victim of “sheer bad luck
The biggest riddle is what happened between Siddharth Sanghvi leaving his office around 8pm to go down to the parking lot, and 11.20pm, when his car was seen on CCTV leaving the parking lot.
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByDebasish Panigrahi, Mumbai
Moti alias Jabir Motiwalla alias Siddiqui, a Pakiatani national, was arrested by the London police from Hilton hotel last Friday in connection with a suspected drug deal. He is in the UK on a 10-year visa.
The Mumbai police are considering draft rules against rogue bars, to cancel their licences permanently.
In a major boost to the Mumbai crime branch’s efforts to seek custody of fugitive sharpshooter and key Chhota Shakeel aide Muzakkir Muddassar Sayed alias Munna Jhingada, 48, a court in Thailand has reportedly rejected the evidence submitted by Pakistan, claiming he was their citizen.
Officials said the arrested drug peddlers were obsessively health consciousness that made them stay away from synthetic drugs like cocaine MD and heroine, which they fed their clients. Instead, they used organic drugs like marijuana, which they consider safer than synthetic drugs.
Navi Mumbai saw the maximum damage to property at the hands of the rioting mob.
Police are also keeping a close watch on social media to quell rumour-mongering during the bandh period
MNS agitation is indication of simmering public anger because of chaotic traffic condition on arterial roads passing through the satellite township, the police warn government in letter.
Two bikers die after they hit potholes in Kalyan and Navi Mumbai; mishaps again highlight civic bodies’ indifference towards repairing roads.
Hindustan Times | BySajana Nambiar, Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan and Debasish Panigrahi, Mumbai
The police said Dasrath Pimpalse was among the 10 who had led the violent attack on the five men from the Gosavi community.
No educational qualification is required for the beneficiaries as it is meant to help those who are academically weak
It is estimated that they guard over 75-85 lakh commuters across 136 stations
Thanks to relaxation of Supreme Court’s alcohol ban, sale of spirits saw a 35.39 per cent increase, sale of country liquor rose by 27.6 per cent
Sale and distribution of liquor banned for three consecutive days from Saturday on account of Maharashtra Legislative Council elections on June 25.