Pratik Salunke

Pratik Salunke is a principal correspondent of Hindustan Times, Mumbai. He has spent a past decade covering crime and transport in cities of Mumbai and Pune. He has been covering terrorism, financial frauds and crime stories.

Articles by Pratik Salunke

Mumbai: Traffic snarls reported across the city as offices in MMR open partially

The offices were shut in the MMR because of the lockdown restrictions, which were enforced since mid-March to contain the spread of the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

Besides office-goers, traders and shopkeepers are also back on roads.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Covid-19 outbreak:Sister pleads on a video to get breathless Mumbai Police constable admitted

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Updated on Jun 08, 2020 01:13 AM IST
ByPratik Salunke and Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai

More vehicles out, cops begin random checks

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Published on Jun 06, 2020 12:16 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Traffic increases as Maharashtra opens up MMR roads, traffic police to initiate random checks

Mumbai Traffic Police authorities are conducting random checks on cars after the state government urged Mumbaikars to take out vehicles only for essential services.

The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Hit-and-run: Nurse killed in accident at Ghatkopar

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Published on Jun 04, 2020 12:00 AM IST
By, Mumbai

40 cops from JJ Marg police station recover from Covid-19

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Published on Jun 03, 2020 12:10 AM IST
ByPratik Salunke and Faisal Tandel, Mumbai

Sixteen policemen from Dharavi police station resume work after recovering from Covid-19

A total of 32 policemen working in Mumbai’s worst Covid-19 hotspot contracted the virus, of whom 31 have recovered.

Police officials patrol in a lane during lockdown at the Dharavi slum, a Covid-19 hotspot in Mumbai.(AP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByPratik Salunke and Faisal Tandel

Mumbai sees rise in vehicular traffic due to ‘Mission Begin Again’

Slow-moving traffic was reported in some stretches of the western and eastern express highways. Traffic slowed down outside the vegetable market on Sion-Panvel road and other areas in the suburbs on Monday morning.

Traffic jam on first day of nationwide extented lockdown 5.0 due to COVID -19,Corona virus pandemic at Western Express,kandivali(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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CISF unit guarding Mazagon Dock in Mumbai reports Covid-19 cases

The development comes at a time when Maharashtra is topping the list of states for both infections and deaths. The state has recorded more than 52,000 infections and nearly 1,700 deaths.

CISF personnel held a flag march at Bhendi Bazaar and Null Bazaar during COVID 19 pandemic in Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 22, 2020.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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20-year-old attacked with a sickle over honking in Mumbai

A brawl broke out when Shejul requested the SUV driver to stop honking. One of the assailants used a sickle to attack Shejul, but he managed to deflect the blow.

Earlier, at around 9.30pm on Sunday, Shejul and his friends were sitting on a road opposite to Sai Baba Temple at Indira Nagar in Chembur camp, when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) stopped near them. Image used for representational purpose only.(Photo: Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Activist Afroz Shah detained on charges of ferrying stranded migrant workers

On Tuesday night, Shah tagged Mumbai Police and the police commissioner, Param Bir Singh, and recounted the trauma that led him to temporarily suspend his charitable activities.

Afroz Shah has been seen moving in and around the city to feed and ferry migrant workers during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.(Twitter/@AfrozShah1)
Updated on May 20, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Mumbai, Maharashtra | By

FIR filed against Ghatkopar residents for protesting against quarantine centre

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Published on May 19, 2020 08:59 PM IST
ByYesha Kotak and Pratik Salunke, Mumbai

Foreigners cheated in Goa; Enforcement Directorate attaches 56 flats, 16 villas

The ED initiated an investigation under the provisions of PMLA based on the FIRs registered by Goa Police on the complaints filed by foreign nationals.

The attached assets are held in the names of M/s Sanatan Financers and Real Estates Pvt Ltd, Goa.(File photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByPratik Salunke | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

ED arrests Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan in Yes Bank money laundering case

A single-judge bench of Bombay HC rejected the Wadhawans’ anticipatory bail plea saying, custodial interrogation was needed because of the serious nature of allegations such as money laundering.

The duo was produced before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, which remanded them to ED’s custody till May 24.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT file Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Mumbai, Maharashtra | By

National Herald case: ED attaches part of Bandra building worth Rs 16 crore

The Enforcement Directorate has attached part of a nine-storey building of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the publisher of National Herald newspaper, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act at a prime location in Bandra.

The Bandra plot issue came under the spotlight after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed a case accusing Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of trying to take over the National Herald’s properties.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumnai | ByPratik Salunke | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Yes Bank fraud: ED files charge sheet against Rana Kapoor and family

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Published on May 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
ByPratik Salunke and Charul Shah, Mumbai

Three brothers attacked in Chembur, one killed

According to RCF police, the incident occurred at New Bharat Nagar at Vashi Naka in Chembur. Prashant Panvalkar, 27, and his brothers Shankar, 25, and Pralhad, 22, indulged in a brawl with the accused four days ago.

The accused have been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections for murder, attempt to murder, assault, riot amongst others.(HT)
Updated on May 06, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Rana Kapoor, his wife and daughters named in ED chargesheet in Yes Bank scam

The ED has provisionally attached 59 paintings, including an MF Husain painting of Rajiv Gandhi, seized during the raids.

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s counsel Subash Jadhav requested that a copy should be supplied to the accused today itself.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByPratik Salunke and Charul Shah

Lockdown 3.0: Lack of clarity on liquor shops in Mumbai

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ward officer from the eastern suburbs of the city said the civic body will frame policy guidelines in a day or two.

In state-specific guidelines on Sunday, Maharashtra allowed standalone shops and establishments dealing with non-essential services to open even in red zones such as Mumbai and Pune.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 04, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByTanushree Venkatraman and Pratik Salunke
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