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Articles by Manish Pathak
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
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.
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.
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByManish Pathak, 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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) .
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 11:38 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Manish Pathak, 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:21 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, Manish Pathak
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.
Published on Nov 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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.
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.
Published on Oct 03, 2021 06:20 AM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Manish Pathak, 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.
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:29 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 24, 2021 06:17 AM IST
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.
Published on May 23, 2021 01:56 AM IST
ByManish Pathak, 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.
Published on May 23, 2021 12:19 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 22, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 20, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 01, 2021 12:46 AM IST
ByCharul Shah, Manish Pathak, Mumbai
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.
Published on Apr 29, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 15, 2021 03:36 AM IST
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.
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:22 AM IST
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
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 12:52 AM IST
ByManish Pathak, Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi/ Mumbai