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NIA arrests two men over links with Dawood

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two persons for their alleged links with fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate Shakeel Shaikh, officials said.
. On February 3, the NIA had registered the case against Dawood Ibrahim and others for their alleged involvement in various illegal activities.
. On February 3, the NIA had registered the case against Dawood Ibrahim and others for their alleged involvement in various illegal activities.
Published on May 14, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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ByManish Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai

Mumbai Police introduces 8-hour shifts for subordinate ranks from May 17

Maharashtra’s female police personnel have been on 8-hour duty shifts since September last year, a move that was introduced by Pandey when he was the state’s acting director-general of police.
Mumbai police personnel of the rank of assistant sub-inspector and below can still opt for a 12-hour shift and take the next 24 hours off (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai police personnel of the rank of assistant sub-inspector and below can still opt for a 12-hour shift and take the next 24 hours off (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2022 06:49 PM IST
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Man arrested from Bandra with Rs35 lakh worth Mephedrone

Unit 9 of the Mumbai crime branch arrested a drug supplier from Bandra Saturday night and seized Mephedrone worth Rs35 lakh from him
Suspecting foul play, the police speeded up their vehicle and nabbed the accused within a few metre, said police inspector Sanjay Khatade of unit 9 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Suspecting foul play, the police speeded up their vehicle and nabbed the accused within a few metre, said police inspector Sanjay Khatade of unit 9 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:07 PM IST
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Police inspector writes to HM, asks to transfer Param Bir probe to CBI

Mumbai: Anup Dange, a police inspector posted at the south region control room, has sought to transfer the investigation to his complaint against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in a letter addressed to state home minister Dilip Walse Patil
Thane, India - November 26, 2021: Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh leaves Thane Court after appearing in connection with the extortion case, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 26, 2021. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Thane, India - November 26, 2021: Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh leaves Thane Court after appearing in connection with the extortion case, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 26, 2021. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:24 AM IST
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ED files supplementary chargesheet against Anil Deshmukh

The 7,000 page charge sheet, which was filed by the agency before a special court here assigned to hear matters related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, also named Deshmukh’s two sons.
Former minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested on November 2 after more than 12 hours of questioning
Former minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested on November 2 after more than 12 hours of questioning
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:21 AM IST
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2 co-accused in Aryan Khan case released from prison

The HC had in its detailed order asked Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha to appear before the NCB’s Mumbai office every Friday between 11am and 2pm to mark their presence.
Inspector general of police Ankush Shinde said, “As soon as the paperwork was completed Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were released.”(HT Photo)
Inspector general of police Ankush Shinde said, “As soon as the paperwork was completed Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were released.”(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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Officials took my signatures on blank papers, says 2nd NCB witness in drugs case

Shekhar Kamble is the second NCB witness in three days to have alleged that agency officials made him sign blank papers that were later used to draw up the panchnama of the search and the seizures.
Mumbai: a new NCB witness, Shekhar Kamble has said he was called to NCB office in Mumbai a few days after a raid on August 26, in which he was an independent witness, and told to sign at least 10 blank papers. (PTI)
Mumbai: a new NCB witness, Shekhar Kamble has said he was called to NCB office in Mumbai a few days after a raid on August 26, in which he was an independent witness, and told to sign at least 10 blank papers. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Actor’s son among 10 detained as NCB busts cruise party

  • According to people aware of the matter, an actor’s son was among those detained for questioning.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials said the NCB received inputs about the party a few days ago
Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials said the NCB received inputs about the party a few days ago
Published on Oct 03, 2021 06:20 AM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, , Mumbai

Anil Deshmukh corruption case: CBI arrests SI for leaking report

The central agency registered an offence in connection with leaking of the report and arrested its own sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari.
The CBI had undertaken a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Anil Deshmukh (HT PHOTO)
The CBI had undertaken a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Anil Deshmukh (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:29 AM IST
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By, Mumbai

Maharashtra rave party busted, actors among 22 held: Cops

The party was organized in two private bungalows and multiple drugs, including cocaine, charas and weed, were allegedly recovered from the venues, police added.
The police raid was held on the basis of a tip-off about a high-profile party in a bungalow and the possible consumption of drugs at the venue.(Getty Images. Representative image)
The police raid was held on the basis of a tip-off about a high-profile party in a bungalow and the possible consumption of drugs at the venue.(Getty Images. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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Barge P305 tragedy: Four more bodies recovered; toll touches 70

Barge P305, which was deployed at an unmanned platform in Heera oil fields, one of the largest ONGC rigs in the sea, sank about 40 nautical miles west off Mumbai.
Relatives of deceased in P305 barge incident who came to collect the body at JJ Hospital mortuary in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
Relatives of deceased in P305 barge incident who came to collect the body at JJ Hospital mortuary in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 24, 2021 06:17 AM IST
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Navy recovers 6 more bodies of barge’s crew, 20 missing

Search is still on for 20 missing personnel -- nine crew members of P305 and 11 who were on board tugboat Varaprada, which also sank during the cyclone. The Navy dispatched two specialised diving teams from Mumbai on Saturday morning to augment the search.
A man who was stranded at sea aboard Barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae looks out of a bus window after he was rescued by the Indian Navy aboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kochi, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
A man who was stranded at sea aboard Barge P305 due to Cyclone Tauktae looks out of a bus window after he was rescued by the Indian Navy aboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kochi, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:56 AM IST
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By, Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

'Jumped holding hands of my cousins but lost them to sea': P305 tragedy survivor

Both Amararam and Pappuram were working on P305 along with their cousin Mahendra Ranawat, 19. All three of them had jumped in the sea around 4pm on Monday (May 17) when water had entered the ill-fated accommodation barge and it was about to sink.
Crew members of ONGC's Barge P305 who were stranded in the Mumbai offshore due to Cyclone Tauktae, coming out of INS Kochi after they were rescued by the Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 19. (Pratik Chorge/HT photo)
Crew members of ONGC's Barge P305 who were stranded in the Mumbai offshore due to Cyclone Tauktae, coming out of INS Kochi after they were rescued by the Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard, in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 19. (Pratik Chorge/HT photo)
Published on May 23, 2021 12:19 AM IST
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Cyclone Tauktae: Barge’s missing master booked for ‘negligence’

Mumbai Police booked master of the barge P305, Rakesh Ballav, for culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and negligence. Ballav is one of 15 people who were on board P305 and are still missing, four days after Tauktae barreled through India’s western coast.
At least 186 people have been rescued out of the 261 on board the barge that sank after the storm hit the Bombay High oilfield on Monday near Mumbai(Pratik Chorge/HT photo)
At least 186 people have been rescued out of the 261 on board the barge that sank after the storm hit the Bombay High oilfield on Monday near Mumbai(Pratik Chorge/HT photo)
Updated on May 22, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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Cyclone Tauktae: At least 26 dead on Arabian Sea barge amid rescue ops

The “extremely severe” cyclone, the most powerful one to barrel through the region in over two decades, caused gusts of wind up to 210kmph and nine-metre waves as it raced past Mumbai and made landfall in Gujarat on Monday night.
In a challenging air and sea mission, rescuers secured 180 of the 261 crew members from P305 by Tuesday evening, about 20 hours after they were forced to jump into the extremely rough sea after the barge sank.(via Reuters)
In a challenging air and sea mission, rescuers secured 180 of the 261 crew members from P305 by Tuesday evening, about 20 hours after they were forced to jump into the extremely rough sea after the barge sank.(via Reuters)
Updated on May 20, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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CBI submits interim report in Anil Deshmukh case

A senior CBI officer said the report is based on the evidence collected so far during various search operations and on the basis of statements of several witnesses.
On April 21, the central agency registered a case against Deshmukh under sections 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
On April 21, the central agency registered a case against Deshmukh under sections 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
Updated on May 01, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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CBI records statement of IPS officer in Anil Deskhmukh graft case

Confirming the development, a senior officer in the central agency said Shukla’s statement was recorded in Hyderabad by a CBI team related to the case on April 21.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh(PTI File Photo )
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh(PTI File Photo )
Published on Apr 29, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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CBI quizzes Anil Deshmukh for 11 hours in corruption case

  • Responding to summons issued by CBI, Anil
  • Deshmukh reached the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) guest house at Santacruz (East) shortly after 10am on Wednesday.
CBI issued the summons to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader on April 12 as part of its preliminary enquiry registered on April 6 (ANI)
CBI issued the summons to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader on April 12 as part of its preliminary enquiry registered on April 6 (ANI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2021 03:36 AM IST
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11-min call led ATS to accused in Hiran case

  • The ATS scanned calls made by 9,000 mobile phone users on the evening of March 4 in the vicinity of where Hiran lived, which led them to the two arrests, the official added.
On March 5, the body of Mansukh Hiren, the Scorpio owner, was recovered from Kalwa Creek, hours after his family reported him missing. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
On March 5, the body of Mansukh Hiren, the Scorpio owner, was recovered from Kalwa Creek, hours after his family reported him missing. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:22 AM IST
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Sachin Vaze’s colleague Riyazuddin Kazi arrested, in NIA custody till April 16

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested assistant police inspector Riyazuddin Kazi on Sunday noon for destroying evidence and his alleged involvement in the conspiracy along with the main accused and former police officer Sachin Vaze in the Antilia bomb threat and Mansukh Hiran murder cases
File photo: Sachin Vaze. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
File photo: Sachin Vaze. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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By, Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi/ Mumbai

CBI records statements of Sachin Vaze, former Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh

Deputy commissioner of police Raju Bhujbal was also summoned by the central agency on Thursday and CBI was recording his statements till the time of going to press.
In his statement, Singh submitted the printout of Patil’s chat with him, in which the ACP mentioned meeting Deshmukh, said a CBI official.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
In his statement, Singh submitted the printout of Patil’s chat with him, in which the ACP mentioned meeting Deshmukh, said a CBI official.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 09, 2021 06:25 AM IST
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Mansukh Hiran murder case: NIA to quiz DCP-rank officer

As of now, NIA has recorded the statements of around 40 people and further investigations are on in the Antilia explosives scare as well as Hiran’s death case, added the NIA officer.
NIA brought police officer Sachin Vaze, accused of Mansukh Hiran’s murder, to the Thane Mumbra creek for investigation. (PTI file photo)
NIA brought police officer Sachin Vaze, accused of Mansukh Hiran’s murder, to the Thane Mumbra creek for investigation. (PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 07:17 AM IST
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Allegations against Anil Deshmukh: CBI team reaches Mumbai, begins probe

The team will examine several persons including Mumbai Police officers, hotel owners, restaurants etc, said an officer
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Published on Apr 07, 2021 01:12 AM IST
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26.8L taken out from Vaze’s joint account after arrest: NIA

Vaze is also being investigated for his role in the death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran who is linked to the SUV found parked outside Antilia with 20 loose gelatin sticks and a threatening letter addressed to the industrialist.
Sachin Vaze(HT_PRINT)
Sachin Vaze(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 01:30 AM IST
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ByManish Pathak & Charul Shah, Mumbai

NIA questions Vaze colleagues in Hiran murder case

Mumbai The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday questioned suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze’s colleagues in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Thane auto parts dealer Mansukh Hiran last month
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Published on Apr 03, 2021 12:09 AM IST
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Hiran murder: NIA seizes another car

According to police, six handkerchiefs were found stuffed in his mouth while his face was covered by a scarf. All his belongings were missing.
NIA officials raid a club in Girgaum on Thursday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
NIA officials raid a club in Girgaum on Thursday. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 02:18 AM IST
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NIA divers fish out Vaze’s hardware from riverbed

Maharashtra home minister Deshmukh announces probe by a retired high court judge against himself.
A diver fishes out a number plate from the Mithi river in Mumbai on Sunday.(ANI)
A diver fishes out a number plate from the Mithi river in Mumbai on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 02:11 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan, , New Delhi/mumbai

In Mumbai, an explosive scare, a murder, and now – a political crisis

The case of an SUV in which gelatin sticks were found near Mukesh Ambani’s house has snowballed into a major crisis for the Maharashtra government.
Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to a court by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a hearing on Thursday in connection with a probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to a court by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a hearing on Thursday in connection with a probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's house in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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ByManish Pathak, Abbas Dodhiya and Charul Shah

Hiran murder probe: NIA interrogates Vaze, Shinde and Gor

Delhi/Mumbai: National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Thursday night recreated the purported crime scene of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran’s murder at Reti Bunder creek in Thane district with the help of forensic experts, officials said
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Published on Mar 27, 2021 01:16 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan and Manish Pathak, Mumbai

Being made a scapegoat, says Sachin Vaze; in custody till April 3

NIA officials have said that Vaze is the man behind the Antilla explosives case. On February 25, a green Scorpio was found parked outside billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s residence.
Mumbai: Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to a court by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a hearing in connection with a probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house, in Mumbai, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (PTI)
Mumbai: Police officer Sachin Vaze being taken to a court by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a hearing in connection with a probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house, in Mumbai, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 04:33 AM IST
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