Manish Pathak

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UP smuggler swallows 8 gold bars, JJ docs help purge him

Custom officials told us that Intizar Ali had ingested gold pellets and was feeling uneasy,” said Dr Supriya Bhondve, assistant professor, surgery department, under whom Ali was admitted. “We did an X-ray and CT scan that showed eight metal objects stuck in his large and small intestines

UP smuggler swallows 8 gold bars, JJ docs help purge him
Updated on May 13, 2023 02:47 AM IST

Kidnapping widow, son was an act of revenge: Police

80-year-old widow Rohini Kamble and her son Vishal were kidnapped in Mumbai over a property dispute. The main accused, Pranay Ramteke, a close relative, allegedly wanted a share of the family's five-acre land and bungalow in Pachgaon. Ramteke paid around ?10 lakh to the other accused to kidnap the mother-son duo. Rohini was rescued by the police, but Vishal is suspected to have been killed. Five people have been arrested in the case so far.

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Updated on May 05, 2023 12:33 AM IST

How a baker turned a serial framer

Police say that Paul, a baker by profession, ran up a heavy debt and came up with this convoluted ploy of extracting money from families after setting up his unsuspecting victims as drug mules and getting them arrested at Sharjah airport where he would call and give the authorities a tip off about certain incoming passengers carrying drugs.

How a baker turned a serial framer
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Megha Sood

Mumbai: Tech firm CEO die after getting hit by speeding car in Worli

Police have identified the woman as Rajlaxmi Ramakrishnan, CEO of Altruist Technologies Private Limited, a resident of Dadar

Police said the driver lost control and hit the divider and later hit the victim from behind (Twitter Photo)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 03:37 PM IST

E-cigarettes, the dangerous new addiction of the youth

E-cigarettes are the ostensibly innocuous siblings of regular cigarettes. Although touted as many things—a “safer” alternative, a weaning tool or handy at places where cigarette smoking is not allowed—e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is not only addictive but is also a highly toxic chemical that can adversely affect any organ of the body

E-cigarettes, the dangerous new addiction of the youth
Published on Feb 27, 2023 01:55 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit & Manish Pathak

Drugs worth 1,000 crore seized in Gujarat

The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police have arrested 54-year-old Giriraj Dixit as the seventh accused in a 705kg mephedrone seizure case.

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Published on Aug 17, 2022 05:12 AM IST

Mumbai man who made 9 calls threatening Mukesh Ambani is a 56-yr-old jeweller

Police said Vishnu Vidhu Bhowmik, who has a jewelry shop in south Mumbai, was arrested for the threat calls. Bhowmik moved to Borivali from Tripura about 30 years ago

The threat calls were made to a phone number of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital that is run by the Reliance Foundation (Mint File Photo)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 09:15 PM IST

Shiv Sena plans massive protests today after Sanjay Raut's arrest by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut late on Sunday night in connection with the money laundering case

The Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP said he was being framed based on “false evidence” but that he won’t bow down and quit the party, shortly before being taken to the Mumbai office of ED. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 10:28 AM IST

One dead, 12 injured in Chembur slab collapse

The deceased has been identified as Murari Jha, 24. He was married with two children, a 4-year-old son, and a one-and-half-year-old daughter

One dead, 12 injured in Chembur slab collapse
Published on Jun 24, 2022 12:22 AM IST

The curious case of Mumbai’s missing speedboat engines

The case involves replacing the engines of these boats with older, and less powerful ones, and is being probed by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) .

The boats were acquired after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai to protect the state’s 652km-long coastline (Kunal Patil/HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 11:38 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, , Mumbai

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.
Published on May 14, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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)
Updated on May 05, 2022 06:49 PM IST

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)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:07 PM IST

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)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:24 AM IST

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
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:21 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi,

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)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

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)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 08:12 PM IST

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
Published on Oct 03, 2021 06:20 AM IST
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)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:29 AM IST
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)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 07:04 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

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)
Updated on May 24, 2021 06:17 AM IST
By, Mumbai

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)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:56 AM IST
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)
Published on May 23, 2021 12:19 AM IST
By, Mumbai

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)
Updated on May 22, 2021 04:51 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

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)
Updated on May 20, 2021 07:41 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

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.
Updated on May 01, 2021 12:46 AM IST

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 )
Published on Apr 29, 2021 06:04 AM IST
By, Mumbai

CBI quizzes Anil Deshmukh for 11 hours in corruption case

Responding to summons issued by CBI, AnilDeshmukh 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)
Updated on Apr 15, 2021 03:36 AM IST
By, Mumbai

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)
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:22 AM IST
By, Mumbai

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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 12:52 AM IST
By, Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi/ Mumbai
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