Payal Gwalani
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Maha among worst states in compliance with police reform directives

Singh was speaking on the occasion of Police Reforms Day, which marks the anniversary of the landmark judgement of the apex court on the subject. It was also a day to celebrate the establishment of the Indian Police Foundation (IPF), a think tank and policy advocacy platform dedicated to improving policing in India

Mumbai, India - Sept. 22, 2023: Judge of the Bombay High Court Justice Gautam Patel, Former DGP Punjab & Former Mumbai Police Commissioner J F Ribelro police commissioner of Mumbai Vivek Phansalkar interacting during IPF Annual Day and Police reforms Day 2023 at Nehru Center, Worli in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 22, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:01 AM IST

71-year-old woman held at airport for suspected dual citizenship

A 71-year-old woman was arrested at Mumbai airport for suspicion of having dual citizenship, violating Indian law. She had both an Indian and Nepalese passport.

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Updated on Sep 22, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Haldiram’s potato-chips suppliers booked in cheating case

Haldiram's Foods has filed a complaint against its suppliers for allegedly not returning raw materials worth ₹34 lakh. The police have booked executives of the suppliers in a cheating case.

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Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:50 AM IST

After evading customs duty, importers resort to pure alcohol to make profits

“Not only are they evading huge amounts of customs duties but also several other taxes levied by the state government. Many of the firms have been found to sell the stock to distilleries for making liquor or pharmaceutical companies, making substandard medicines,” Customs officials said on Monday

On September 5, the customs officials from the Rummaging and Intelligence (R&I) cell at Nhava Sheva Port seized 58,000 litres of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>95 lakh. Over the next one week, they seized 7,100 litres of the same (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Cook electrocutes, assaults employer over ‘rude behaviour’

A cook has been booked for allegedly electrocuting and assaulting his employer, a teacher from an international school, due to her allegedly rude behaviour

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Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Trio booked for trying to open bank accounts with fake docs

The accused have been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as real), and 511 (attempt to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code. While Alam is remanded in police custody, the two women have been let off on a warning

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Published on Sep 16, 2023 11:42 PM IST

College student dies after being hit by BEST bus in Malvani

A 20-year-old college student was fatally hit by a bus in Mumbai. The driver was arrested and the incident highlights the lack of pedestrian space in the area.

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Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:35 PM IST

14-year-old behind wheels knocks down senior citizen

The complaint made by Krishnan stated that he had just got out of his building and onto the main road when a grey Innova bumped into him from behind. “I could not get up and fell unconscious soon after the accident. The security guard of my building called my family. They took me to a private hospital. Doctors said I have a fracture in the backbone,” he further said

Krishnan sustained a severe injury to his spine and will be confined to his bed for the next three months. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:00 AM IST

Teacher duped of 41 lakh, promised ‘cheap’ MHADA flat

According to the complainant, Huda Deshmukh, her husband got acquainted with one of the accused, Salam Khan, who said he had helped people get MHADA flats for cheaper prices in 2016. In February 2017, Khan showed them a flat in Kurla West, for which they paid him ₹12 lakh

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Published on Sep 14, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Spa manager at airport booked for swapping QR code, siphons 48 lakh

Manager of a spa in Mumbai airport booked for embezzling ₹48 lakh by swapping QR code on billing desk for online payments with his own code.

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Updated on Sep 13, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Two arrested for fleeing with 13 road barricades

Two persons arrested for stealing barricades from a road construction site in Mumbai's Aarey Colony; accused were caught with the help of construction crew.

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Updated on Sep 10, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Taxi driver threatens to kill MLA after argument over toll on sea link

According to police, Karemore, an MLA from Tumsar constituency in Bhandara district, took an Ola cab from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to MLA hostel in Colaba around 8 am on Wednesday. Karemore told the driver that since he was a public representative, he could cross the sea link without paying the toll, but the driver got aggressive and refused to take that route, a police officer said

Taxi driver threatens to kill MLA after argument over toll on sea link
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Taxi driver tied up, threatened by airport security guards over parking row

The two guards, identified as Avinash Kadam and Sandesh Patil, were booked under section 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. “The two men were arrested and were released on bail on Wednesday,” a police officer said

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Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:35 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Flier flashes at, molests airhostess in Muscat-Mumbai flight

A 30-year-old Bangladeshi man was arrested after allegedly flashing and attempting to masturbate in front of an airhostess on a Vistara flight from Muscat to Mumbai. The incident occurred just before the flight landed and the man has been charged with assault, sexual harassment, and insulting the modesty of a woman. He has been remanded to three days in police custody. The Bangladesh consulate has been informed of the incident.

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Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Boy with learning disability strays off in Andheri; cops trace him to hotel in Dahisar

An eight-year-old boy with a learning disability went missing in Mumbai but was found in a hotel in Dahisar and reunited with his family within 12 hours.

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Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST

Ethanol worth 95 lakh seized at Nhava Sheva port

The Hemant Trading Company has imported many such consignments in the past five years, duping the Customs of crores of rupees in duty. Other than the consignment held on Tuesday, two more containers of alcohol ordered by the company expected from the United Kingdom will also be seized by the Customs.

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Updated on Sep 07, 2023 12:27 AM IST

3 dead, 2 injured as car rams into truck on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway

The deceased have been identified as Ashokkumar Pappuram Singhania, Banwarilal Babulal Jedhia and Kishan Badgujar, while the injured were Subhash Valmiki Shotra and Govardhan Sharma. According to the police, all the occupants of the car were related to each other and aged between 35 and 40

The incident occurred near Bajrang Dhaba in Sativali village of Vasai around 6am, an officer from Waliv police station said, adding, “The driver of the car seemed to have lost control over the vehicle while driving towards Gujarat. All five people in the car were residents of Rajasthan and were on their way back home after visiting their relatives in Mumbai.” (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Air hostess murder: Accused confesses to rape intent; gets 3-day police custody

A 40-year-old man accused of killing a flight attendant in Mumbai has confessed to wanting to rape her at knifepoint. He has been remanded in custody for three days.

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Updated on Sep 06, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Trainee air hostess found brutally killed in Andheri flat

A trainee flight attendant was found dead in her Mumbai apartment. The cleaning staff member of the housing society has confessed to the murder.

Mumbai, India - Sep 04, 2023 : The Powai police on Monday morning arrested a cleaning staff of a housing society in Marol for allegedly murdering a trainee air hostess living in the building, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Sep 04, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Man arrested for murder of 24-yr-old trainee airhostess in Mumbai’s Powai: Police

Police received information about the body of the 24-year-old woman found inside a bathroom of her third floor flat in NG Complex in Marol late on Sunday night

Further investigation to ascertain the motive behind the murder is underway. (Representative file image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 03:48 PM IST

3 abuse, threaten FDA officer who went to inspect hotel

Three persons booked for abusing and threatening a food inspector who found a cockroach in a hotel's food. The accused have been released on bail.

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Updated on Sep 03, 2023 12:17 AM IST

German national gets back 9.7 lakh lost to crooks

Soeren Habermann, 24, has been touring South Asia for nine months and had entered India from Nepal in July. When the tourist was in Jaipur last month, he met three persons who proposed a joint venture where the German national could sell the jewellery provided by the trio in his country and share the profits, a police officer said, adding, “They even gave him a few pieces of jewellery, saying they were worth ₹15 lakh”

They reached Mumbai on August 19, the officer said, adding, “During the next five days, not only Habermann sponsored the hotel stay and other expenses of the group, he also withdrew <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.75 lakh cash to hand over to the three accused. On their insistence, he also bought them gold biscuits worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.2 lakh, which they said would be used for making other jewelleries.” (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 12:17 AM IST

Speeding car rams into auto in Kandivali; driver grievously injured

The impact of the collision resulted in the autorickshaw turning turtle, an officer from Samta Nagar police station said, adding, “The injured man, Raghuvansh Uditnarayan Tiwari, was on his way back home around 2 am when the accident occurred. He was rushed to the nearby Shatabdi Hospital”

“We verified the incident from the CCTV footage and identified Sayyed from the registration number of the car. He was arrested on Friday morning,” the officer added. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Drunk trio assaults cop, staff of posh Andheri pub, booked

The accused – identified as Ashish Gyanendra Gupta, 30, Akshit Gyanendra Gupta, 28, and Ritu Saman Varma, 27 – started the brawl on the outer deck of Lord of the Drinks pub around 1.30am

The trio was taken to the police station, while the injured staff were taken to a hospital. “Later, we also took the accused to a hospital. They were then shifted to a private hospital as the alcohol abuse started affecting their physical health. We still haven’t formally taken them into custody as they are hospitalised,” the officer added (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Teen killed, chopped into pieces by brother-in-law

Sheikh told the police that he suspected that the deceased had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, whom he married earlier this year

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Updated on Aug 31, 2023 04:48 AM IST

Stones pelted at police team, vehicle wrecked while arresting accused from Irani Wadi

he police team called back up which arrived in a school minibus and eventually succeeded in taking the accused out of the notorious locality and bringing him to the city. The police were on the lookout for Firoz Fayyaz Khan, 62, after they identified him in CCTV footage of an incident reported to them.

Stones pelted at police team, vehicle wrecked while arresting accused from Irani Wadi
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:47 AM IST

Travel agent, held for duping 3 Canada-bound students, sent to judicial custody

The accused, Veena Amberkar, took ₹3.5 lakh collectively from three students – Hardik Parab, 21, Jainam Gala, 21, and Mukesh Naik, 21 – to book flight tickets for Canada, a police officer said, adding, “After taking the money, she kept giving them details of the bookings and said they were cancelled at the last moment”

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Updated on Aug 30, 2023 12:48 AM IST

23-year-old man held for duping people of luxury villa stay online

Jadhvani is a history sheeter and has been arrested thrice in cyber fraud cases. “The last of these arrests was made in February 2023. Each time, he gets out of the police custody on bail and continues to con people,” said an officer from Bandra-Kurla complex police.

The accused, Akash Roopkumar Jadhvani, was nabbed after a case was registered against him on August 24 by an employee of a pharmaceutical company. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Two from cyber fraud gang arrested from Navi Mumbai

Two men were arrested in Navi Mumbai for their involvement in a cyber fraud ring that conned people with promises of part-time jobs. Police seized mobile phones, debit cards, SIM cards, and bank documents, and believe the arrests will lead to the discovery of a larger fraud network.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Zimbabwe student en-route to Ludhiana held for carrying live cartridge in luggage

A 20-year-old woman from Zimbabwe was arrested at Mumbai airport for carrying a live cartridge in her baggage. She was travelling to India on a student visa.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2023 12:26 AM IST
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