Pratik Salunke

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.

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Besides office-goers, traders and shopkeepers are also back on roads.(PTI)
Besides office-goers, traders and shopkeepers are also back on roads.(PTI)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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.
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Covid-19 outbreak:Sister pleads on a video to get breathless Mumbai Police constable admitted

By Pratik Salunke and Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The traffic flow has increased on the Western Express Highway (WEH), which stretches from the suburban Dahisar to Bandra.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Mumbai Traffic Police authorities are conducting random checks on cars after the state government urged Mumbaikars to take out vehicles only for essential services.
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40 cops from JJ Marg police station recover from Covid-19

By Pratik Salunke and Faisal Tandel, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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Police officials patrol in a lane during lockdown at the Dharavi slum, a Covid-19 hotspot in Mumbai.(AP)
Police officials patrol in a lane during lockdown at the Dharavi slum, a Covid-19 hotspot in Mumbai.(AP)

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

By Pratik Salunke and Faisal Tandel | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:49 PM IST
A total of 32 policemen working in Mumbai’s worst Covid-19 hotspot contracted the virus, of whom 31 have recovered.
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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)
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)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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.
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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)
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)

CISF unit guarding Mazagon Dock in Mumbai reports Covid-19 cases

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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.
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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)
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)

20-year-old attacked with a sickle over honking in Mumbai

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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.
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Afroz Shah has been seen moving in and around the city to feed and ferry migrant workers during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.(Twitter/@AfrozShah1)
Afroz Shah has been seen moving in and around the city to feed and ferry migrant workers during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.(Twitter/@AfrozShah1)

Activist Afroz Shah detained on charges of ferrying stranded migrant workers

By Pratik Salunke | Mumbai, Maharashtra
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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.
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FIR filed against Ghatkopar residents for protesting against quarantine centre

By Yesha Kotak and Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 08:59 PM IST
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The attached assets are held in the names of M/s Sanatan Financers and Real Estates Pvt Ltd, Goa.(File photo)
The attached assets are held in the names of M/s Sanatan Financers and Real Estates Pvt Ltd, Goa.(File photo)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 03:16 PM IST
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.
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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)
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)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Mumbai, Maharashtra
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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.
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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)
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)

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

By Pratik Salunke | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Mumnai
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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.
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Yes Bank fraud: ED files charge sheet against Rana Kapoor and family

By Pratik Salunke and Charul Shah, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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The accused have been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections for murder, attempt to murder, assault, riot amongst others.(HT)
The accused have been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections for murder, attempt to murder, assault, riot amongst others.(HT)

Three brothers attacked in Chembur, one killed

By Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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.
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Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s counsel Subash Jadhav requested that a copy should be supplied to the accused today itself.(PTI file photo)
Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s counsel Subash Jadhav requested that a copy should be supplied to the accused today itself.(PTI file photo)

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

By Pratik Salunke and Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:43 PM IST
The ED has provisionally attached 59 paintings, including an MF Husain painting of Rajiv Gandhi, seized during the raids.
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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)
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)

Lockdown 3.0: Lack of clarity on liquor shops in Mumbai

By Tanushree Venkatraman and Pratik Salunke | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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.
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