Sagar Rajput

Sagar Rajput

Sagar works with the Crime team and covers South Mumbai and Prisons.

Articles by Sagar Rajput

CEO’s former assistant in a south Mumbai firm dupes company of Rs5 lakh for online shopping

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2017 12:18 PM IST
The police said she had earlier worked with one more organisation and they are checking if she had committed similar offences there too.

44-year-old south Mumbai tutor arrested for molesting Class 10 student

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2017 12:10 AM IST
A police team is investigating whether Maledina committed similar offences with other students

Two men throw lit firecrackers in ATS office in Mumbai, arrested

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2017 12:30 PM IST
he ATS officials, who were in the office premises, were frightened and called the cops.
The accused said he would take advantage of crowded areas during festivals such as Ganpati and Navratri to molest women.(HT File)
The accused said he would take advantage of crowded areas during festivals such as Ganpati and Navratri to molest women.(HT File)

Mumbai hawker held for groping foreigner says he has been molesting women for months

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2017 12:49 AM IST
Police said the Mumbai hawker confessed to having molested women since the past four to five months

Four men from Mumbai arrested for stealing antique foreign currency, stamps worth 94 lakh

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2017 10:28 PM IST
This was the second time in two years that the thieves targeted the shop in Mumbai.
Raja Dharma Jala, the accused(HT Photo)
Raja Dharma Jala, the accused(HT Photo)
Cardoza also attacked an office staff, Ashok Chavan, who tried to intervene, said the officer. Chavan escaped with minor injuries to his leg.(PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)
Cardoza also attacked an office staff, Ashok Chavan, who tried to intervene, said the officer. Chavan escaped with minor injuries to his leg.(PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)

Mumbai man stabs manager six times for refusing to pay salary for September

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 12:11 PM IST
The accused and his family spent more than two hours in the office requesting him to pay his salary as they didn’t have money to even eat, said police

Mumbai boutique worker gropes woman while taking measurements for dress

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2017 10:28 AM IST
After she entered the boutique, she liked a dress and then approached Chaudhary asking him if the dress can be altered.
After getting a tip-off, a police team laid a trap at a McDonald’s outlet in Versova, where Patel was taking a girl to.(HT)
After getting a tip-off, a police team laid a trap at a McDonald’s outlet in Versova, where Patel was taking a girl to.(HT)

Man who stole expensive phones to spend on bar girls arrested in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2017 02:31 PM IST
The 26-year-old accused hails from a well-off family; stole mobiles from train commuters to fund extravagant lifestyle
In the second week of September, the complaint said, the other accused sat near the boy on the last bench in the classroom and sexually assaulted him.(HT File)
In the second week of September, the complaint said, the other accused sat near the boy on the last bench in the classroom and sexually assaulted him.(HT File)

Two Mumbai students sexually assault classmate, say he is involved in ‘unnatural activities’

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2017 09:29 AM IST
The Mumbai assailants had placed their school bags in such a manner that they hid what was happening
(Picture for representation)
(Picture for representation)

Two arrested in Mumbai for shooting Patna cinema hall owner dead

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2017 12:26 AM IST
Huge protests erupted following the shooting as it took place just 250m from the Bihta police station.
The cards used by the accused to cheat people
The cards used by the accused to cheat people

Gang who used card games to dupe foreigners arrested in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2017 03:35 PM IST
Pianist Karan Joseph committed suicide by jumping from the 12th floor of Concerd building in Bandra on September 9(HT FILE)
Pianist Karan Joseph committed suicide by jumping from the 12th floor of Concerd building in Bandra on September 9(HT FILE)

Pianist Karan Joseph’s friend files theft case against house help, who is a witness in the suicide case

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2017 06:15 PM IST
Joseph’s suicide case was transferred to crime branch last week after his father Thomas cited serious lapses in the ongoing probe by the police officials
Joseph jumped off the 12th floor of the building in the presence of his two friends and two servants
Joseph jumped off the 12th floor of the building in the presence of his two friends and two servants

Pianist’s suicide in Mumbai: Drug peddler who frequented Bandra building arrested

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Morris Atiti was arrested after the watchman of the building told the police that he frequently visited the building.
Karan Joseph(HT)
Karan Joseph(HT)

Pianist jumps to death from 12th floor in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2017 02:04 AM IST
The musician jumped from his Bandstand apartment in front of his two friends

Two men arrested for stealing from cars illegally parked outside Mumbai mall

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Several shoppers who saved a few bucks by illegally parking their cars outside a Mumbai mall lost their valuables to a bunch of thieves

Gang steals Rs2.5 lakh from Mumbai bungalow, two arrested

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2017 10:02 AM IST
The Malabar Hill police said that the owner of the bungalow had hired a servant and a watchman to look after it.

Ganpati mandal volunteers catch robbers who tied up Mumbai elderly couple, stole valuables worth Rs17 lakh

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2017 09:07 AM IST
The couple lives alone while their two sons are at Kalbadevi (away from the parents) and Borivli.
(Picture for representation)
(Picture for representation)

Two held for stabbing their siblings over property dispute in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2017 12:29 AM IST
While the brother died, the sister is recuperating in a hospital.
Police said a suicide note found in the woman’s room does not hold anyone responsible.(HT)
Police said a suicide note found in the woman’s room does not hold anyone responsible.(HT)
Sniffer dogs at the site of the collapse on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Sniffer dogs at the site of the collapse on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Mumbai building collapse: Why did tenants refuse to move despite warnings? Cops to find out

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2017 12:12 AM IST
Mumbai police said they had started recording the statements of the survivors and tenants of neighbouring buildings
Iqbal Kaskar at the collapse site on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Iqbal Kaskar at the collapse site on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbai building collapse: Dawood’s brother rushed out after he heard loud noise

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2017 10:57 AM IST
He claimed he was at home when the incident occurred and after he heard a loud noise he rushed downstairs. 
The bouncers, who worked at a nearby bar and lived in the building, admitted at JJ Hospital.(HT)
The bouncers, who worked at a nearby bar and lived in the building, admitted at JJ Hospital.(HT)

Mumbai building collapse: Luck, presence of mind save a few

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit and Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 11:43 AM IST
While hotel workers stepped out minutes before collapse, two bouncers jumped to the adjacent building
Rescue operations underway on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Rescue operations underway on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Mumbai building collapse: Police register case of accidental death, but do not rule out negligence

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 01:09 AM IST
Mumbai police will inquire whether illegal alterations had been made to the structure
Rescue work in progress after a five storey building collapsed in Bhendi bazaar in Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Rescue work in progress after a five storey building collapsed in Bhendi bazaar in Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

‘I am alive… come and save me’: Trapped under rubble, Mumbai man sends SOS; dies

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2017 09:58 PM IST
A rickety 117-year-old building with residences, godowns and a play school collapsed in the congested Bhendi Bazaar in south Mumbai on Thursday, killing 22 people and wounding 12 others.
Jaffer Rizvi’s brother Sayyed who got the message.(HT)
Jaffer Rizvi’s brother Sayyed who got the message.(HT)

Survivors live to tell miraculous tales

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit and Sagar Rajput, Mumbai:
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 11:43 AM IST
The relatives showed the message to police and fire brigade and now efforts are on to save Rizvi and his wife Reshma.
CCTV camera footage confirmed the offence.(HT File)
CCTV camera footage confirmed the offence.(HT File)

Mumbai RPF inspector travels in handicap compartment of local train, tweet ensures he is caught

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2017 12:50 AM IST
The Mumbai GRP registered a case after a commuter noticed the inspector in the compartment, clicked a photograph and tweeted about it
As part of the hunt for the trio, a police team has been sent to Kolkata.(HT)
As part of the hunt for the trio, a police team has been sent to Kolkata.(HT)

Woman waiting for husband falls asleep, neighbour and friends sneak in, rape her

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2017 01:55 PM IST
The Mumbai woman’s husband returned home to find her weeping with her clothes all torn
Zehra Hakim was staying alone in Abba Gani building in Mazgaon.(HT)
Zehra Hakim was staying alone in Abba Gani building in Mazgaon.(HT)

Mumbai drug addict slits 78-year-old woman’s throat, steals cash, phone; arrested within six hours

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2017 08:46 AM IST
Zehra Hakim was staying alone in Abba Gani building in Mazgaon. Her body was discovered by her elder daughter, Arva Asgar, who had arrived from Hyderabad in the morning
Zehra Hakim, the deceased(HT)
Zehra Hakim, the deceased(HT)

Man kills 78-year-old woman in Mumbai, steals her phone which gets him arrested

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Rajput, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2017 12:45 AM IST
After the man called a friend from the stolen phone, the crime branch picked up his friend
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