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From exploits of 1983 batch of police to credit card fraud: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 17, 2017 16:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Pradeep Sharma,Nowruz,cybercrime

Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, whose career spanning 25 years in the city’s police force saw him kill 113 underworld gangsters, was reinstated by the Maharashtra government. In more crime updates, a Santacruz resident was duped of Rs30,000 by a cybercriminal.

Meanwhile, the city’s ‘blue dogs’, whose fur was dyed owing to polluted water in the Kasadi river, are undergoing treatment.

1. Pradeep Sharma is back: Rise and fall of the fearsome 1983 batch of the Mumbai police

When a Mumbai police team of Ishaq Bhagwan, Raja Tambat, Fatehsingh Gaikwad and Yashwant Bhide gunned down dreaded gangster Manohar Arjun Surve alias Manya Surve outside Ambedkar college at Wadala in the city in 1982, few realised it would set a precedent for a promising bunch of police officers who were being trained at the time by the legendary Arvind Inamdar at the Police Training Academy in Nashik.

2. Parsi feast on Nowruz will have Sali boti, Patrani Machhi, dhan dhar and much more

Ask a Parsi what they plan to do on New Year’s Day and they will tell you: not much, visit the agiary in the morning and have a bhonu (feast).

3. Mumbai man outwits fraudster, still loses Rs30,000 just 48 hours after getting credit card

The ability to identify cybercriminals did not help this Santacruz resident, who still lost Rs30,000 just 48 hours after getting a new credit card.

4. Mumbai’s ‘blue dogs’: Company gets show-cause notice for releasing dye into water, air

Five days after HT reported that untreated industrial waste dumped into the Kasadi river in Taloja was turning dogs blue, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has taken action against the firm releasing dye into the water. The company has been warned of a shutdown if they do not adhere to pollution norms within 15 days.

5. 9 Western Railway stations in Mumbai to get gardens near platforms

Soon, nine western railway (WR) stations, including Mumbai Central, Matunga, Bandra, Khar and Kandivli, will have small patches of greenery next to their platforms.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 16:27 IST