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Mumbai Police solves 50 auto rickshaw theft cases with 4 arrests

Police said they first scanned CCTV recordings of the parking lots after receiving more than six complaints of rickshaw theft in the area in one month
The four arrested accused told police they had sold more than 50 stolen auto rickshaws to random people for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 each. (AFP Photo/Representative)
The four arrested accused told police they had sold more than 50 stolen auto rickshaws to random people for 5,000 each. (AFP Photo/Representative)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 03:08 PM IST
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20 crore extortion case: Param Bir Singh co-accused in CID custody till November 16

A city magistrate court on Tuesday sent two police officers accused in the 20 crore extortion case related to former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to state Crime Investigation Department (CID) custody till November 16
A city magistrate court on Tuesday sent two police officers accused in the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 crore extortion case related to Param Bir Singh to state CID custody. (HT PHOTO)
A city magistrate court on Tuesday sent two police officers accused in the 20 crore extortion case related to Param Bir Singh to state CID custody. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Tourists asking for directions, no threat to Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia: Mumbai Police

The Mumbai Police have traced the vehicle in which three suspicious men on Monday asked a taxi driver the address of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia, forcing Mumbai police to sound a mild alert across south Mumbai.
The Mumbai Police had on Monday intensified vigilance in south Mumbai, specifically, around Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia, after a taxi driver informed the Azad Maidan police that suspicious men travelling in a Wagon R car had asked him the address of the industrialist. (HT PHOTO)
The Mumbai Police had on Monday intensified vigilance in south Mumbai, specifically, around Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia, after a taxi driver informed the Azad Maidan police that suspicious men travelling in a Wagon R car had asked him the address of the industrialist. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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Extortion case against Param Bir Singh: 2 arrested cops sent to CID custody

A magistrate court on Tuesday sent the two arrested police officers to the custody of the Maharashtra crime investigation department (CID), which has arrested them in the 20 crore extortion case related to the former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh
Maharashtra CID is probing multiple cases against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Maharashtra CID is probing multiple cases against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Mumbai Police detain 1 person in Antilia security scare case

  • An inquiry has been initiated into the situation and the situation is being monitored by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-rank officer.
According to the police, the taxi driver was standing near Killa court in south Mumbai on Monday afternoon when a WagonR (silver colour) pulled over and its occupants asked him about the location of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia.(HT File photo)
According to the police, the taxi driver was standing near Killa court in south Mumbai on Monday afternoon when a WagonR (silver colour) pulled over and its occupants asked him about the location of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia.(HT File photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mumbai police tighten security around Antilia

According to police, a cab driver visited Azad Maidan police station on Monday afternoon and said that two people in a WagonR car stopped near him at Killa Court and asked for the address of Antilia.
The incident came months after police found a Scorpio car abandoned near Antilia with 20 loose gelatin sticks and a threat letter addressed to Mukesh Ambani on February 25. (Agencies)
The incident came months after police found a Scorpio car abandoned near Antilia with 20 loose gelatin sticks and a threat letter addressed to Mukesh Ambani on February 25. (Agencies)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 05:26 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

15 crore extortion case against Param Bir Singh: Maharashtra CID arrests 2 cops

The Maharashtra crime investigation department (CID), which is probing multiple cases against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, has arrested two serving police officers in a 15 crore extortion case
The Maharashtra CID, which is probing multiple cases against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, has arrested two serving police officers in a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 crore extortion case. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Maharashtra CID, which is probing multiple cases against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, has arrested two serving police officers in a 15 crore extortion case. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 08, 2021 11:26 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Photos: How the Mumbai Police Band beat the pandemic blues

Arif Shaikh, member of the Mumbai Police Band, also known as “Khaki Studio” on YouTube, with his trumpet after a practice session in Naigaon, Mumbai.(Photo by Satish Bate/HindustanTimes) 7
Arif Shaikh, member of the Mumbai Police Band, also known as “Khaki Studio” on YouTube, with his trumpet after a practice session in Naigaon, Mumbai.(Photo by Satish Bate/HindustanTimes)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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Sachin Vaze extorted money from cricket bookies: Crime branch to Mumbai court

A local court has extended the police custody of former Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze by seven days for allegedly extorting a builder. The crime branch will probe if he has extorted others as well
Former Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze was dismissed from service after NIA arrested him in the Antilia explosives scare and the Mansukh Hiran murder cases. (PTI FILE)
Former Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze was dismissed from service after NIA arrested him in the Antilia explosives scare and the Mansukh Hiran murder cases. (PTI FILE)
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

ATM alarm system lands robbers in police net

PATNA Three robbers trying to dismantle an ATM and loot cash in Patna early Thursday morning were caught in the act and arrested, thanks to the security alarm system that alerted the bank headquarter in Navi Mumbai, police said
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Published on Nov 05, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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ByMukesh Kumar Mishra

Mumbai’s police-politics-crime nexus

The Wankhede-Aryan-Malik story is one that blurs the lines between crime, policing, and politics. Mumbai’s worst kept secrets have come tumbling out
Wankhede has a reputation for taking on Mumbai’s rich and famous. Critics accuse him of harassing the glamour world as part of an extortion racket, and supporters credit him with putting the rule of law above VVIP status (PTI)
Wankhede has a reputation for taking on Mumbai’s rich and famous. Critics accuse him of harassing the glamour world as part of an extortion racket, and supporters credit him with putting the rule of law above VVIP status (PTI)
Updated on Nov 04, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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Emotional to funny: Here’s how Twitter is celebrating Diwali

Diwali 2021: From Zomato to Mumbai Police, everyone has joined in to share special wishes.
Diwali 2021: UN took to Twitter to share the image.(Twitter/@UN)
Diwali 2021: UN took to Twitter to share the image.(Twitter/@UN)
Updated on Nov 04, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

Gangster Suresh Pujari booked in Rs50 lakh extortion case

Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a fresh extortion case against gangster Suresh Pujari for allegedly trying to extort Rs50 lakh from a Santacruz based restaurateur.
Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a fresh extortion case against gangster Suresh Pujari for allegedly trying to extort Rs50 lakh from a Santacruz based restaurateur. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered a fresh extortion case against gangster Suresh Pujari for allegedly trying to extort Rs50 lakh from a Santacruz based restaurateur. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 10:42 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Anil Deshmukh, arrested by ED, to oppose remand before court today

Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the ED in the early hours of Tuesday in connection with the alleged 100-crore extortion and money laundering case.
Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. (HT File Photo)
Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 06:50 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Mumbai Police’s EOW arrests Delhi bizman for duping Central Bank of India of 2.46cr

The accused had allegedly taken a loan from the bank by mortgaging properties which were already mortgaged with other banks. Mumbai Police EOW went to Delhi and arrested him on October 29
The Delhi businessman has been remanded in the custody of Mumbai Police till Thursday for duping the bank. (Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation)
The Delhi businessman has been remanded in the custody of Mumbai Police till Thursday for duping the bank. (Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation)
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 08:43 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Sachin Vaze sent to Mumbai Police custody in extortion case

The crime branch had approached a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, and on October 29, the latter had permitted the crime branch to take Vaze into custody for interrogation in the extortion case
Sachin Vaze was sent to Mumbai Police custody in an extortion case. (PTI/File)
Sachin Vaze was sent to Mumbai Police custody in an extortion case. (PTI/File)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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ByManish K Pathak

CBI arrests Thane resident in corruption case against Anil Deshmukh

CBI had registered an FIR against Anil Deshmukh after former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh alleged that the ex-minister had directed police officers to extort 100 crore from hotels and bars
Besides the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also registered a money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh, and till now, have sent many summons to him to join the investigation but he has not appeared before the agency. (HT FILE)
Besides the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also registered a money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh, and till now, have sent many summons to him to join the investigation but he has not appeared before the agency. (HT FILE)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 12:24 AM IST
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ByManish K Pathak, Mumbai

CBI makes first arrest in corruption case against Anil Deshmukh

The CBI arrested Jagtap, an alleged middleman, from Maharashtra's Thane in the morning, officials said, adding that the accused was evading the probe even after the issuance of non-bailable warrants against him last month.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. (HT PHOTO)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 11:44 PM IST
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Drugs-on-cruise case: Other than Aryan Khan, who all have got bail till now

As many as six people, including two Nigerian nationals, remain lodged in jail in the cruise ship drugs’ case that was unearthed earlier this month after a team of the NCB headed by Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede raided a Goa-bound cruise.
Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, walks out of Mumbai's Arthur Road jail on October 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, walks out of Mumbai's Arthur Road jail on October 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 04:27 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Court rejects Sachin Vaze’s plea to stay production warrant in extortion case

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday permitted the Mumbai Police to take custody of the dismissed cop for interrogation in the extortion case registered at Goregaon police station.
Dismissed Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze. (PTI FILE)
Dismissed Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze. (PTI FILE)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 11:36 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

NCB team probing extortion case fails to meet Prabhakar Sail; leaves Mumbai

The Mumbai Police said it conveyed to Prabhakar Sail the NCB's message that the Central agency wants him to present himself before the investigating team, but Sail did not meet the investigators who left for Delhi on Saturday.
Prabhakar Sail leaving Sahar Police Station, in Mumbai on October 25. (ANI Photo)
Prabhakar Sail leaving Sahar Police Station, in Mumbai on October 25. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 10:08 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Security strengthened at Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in Belapur

The headquarters of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in Belapur has just become more secure with the entire security system getting a major overhaul; Security tightening decision comes following instructions by Navi Mumbai police and other agencies following recent incidents within the premises
Security strengthened at Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in Belapur, said civic commissioner, Abhijit Bangar. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Security strengthened at Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation in Belapur, said civic commissioner, Abhijit Bangar. (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Navi Mumbai

NIA court allows Thane Police to interrogate ex-encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma

Thane Police are probing an extortion case against Pradeep Sharma and former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh
Thane Nagar police is investigating a case registered on the basis of a complaint lodge by builder and cricket bookie Ketan Tanna, who has alleged that when Param Bir Singh was the Thane Police commissioner from January 2018 to February 2019, some police officers had extorted <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 crore. (HT File)
Thane Nagar police is investigating a case registered on the basis of a complaint lodge by builder and cricket bookie Ketan Tanna, who has alleged that when Param Bir Singh was the Thane Police commissioner from January 2018 to February 2019, some police officers had extorted 1.3 crore. (HT File)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 12:09 AM IST
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ByVinay Dalvi, Mumbai

Extortion charges: Police beginprobe against Wankhede, other NCB officers

Mumbai A four-member Mumbai Police team, headed by an officer of rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP), has begun its probe into allegations of corruption against officers of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), including Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, the lead investigator in the cruise drugs raid case in which actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was arrested earlier this month
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Published on Oct 30, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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ByVinay Kumar Yadav and Manish K Pathak

High court rejects Anil Deshmukh’s plea to cancel ED summons, bar his arrest

Ex-minister Anil Deshmukh is being investigated by ED for money laundering in a case related to the FIR registered by CBI on the basis of the allegations of former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh asked the high court to use its inherent powers to prohibit ED from arresting him. The high court was not convinced but allowed him to seek anticipatory bail in the normal course. (HT PHOTO/Vidhyadhar Rane/)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh asked the high court to use its inherent powers to prohibit ED from arresting him. The high court was not convinced but allowed him to seek anticipatory bail in the normal course. (HT PHOTO/Vidhyadhar Rane/)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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Mumbai crime branch unearths illegal share trading worth 6,840 crore, arrests four

The accused allegedly evaded security transactions tax, capital gain tax, stamp duty, SEBI turnover fee by illegal share trading and caused huge revenue losses to the exchequer, said Mumbai Police
The four alleged also used hawala channels for money transactions for illegal share trading, said Mumbai Police. (Photo for representation)
The four alleged also used hawala channels for money transactions for illegal share trading, said Mumbai Police. (Photo for representation)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Drugs-on-cruise case: Mumbai Police summons NCB informer

Mumbai Police’s team has summoned another controversial panch witness Manish Bhanushali, a NCB informer, to record his statement
Mumbai Police’s team has begun an inquiry against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede, based on the complaint of Prabhakar Sail, a panch witness in the Aryan Khan drugs case. Cops have summoned another controversial panch witness Manish Bhanushali, a NCB informer, to record his statement. (HT Photo)
Mumbai Police’s team has begun an inquiry against Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) zonal director Sameer Wankhede, based on the complaint of Prabhakar Sail, a panch witness in the Aryan Khan drugs case. Cops have summoned another controversial panch witness Manish Bhanushali, a NCB informer, to record his statement. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai

Thane court issues NBW against ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh

The development came hours after the crime branch of the Mumbai Police moved an application in the Sessions Court to issue a non-bailable warrant against its previous top boss in the case.
File photo of Param Bir Singh.(HT Photo)
File photo of Param Bir Singh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 06:07 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Mumbai Police summon NCB witness, BJP worker Manish Bhanushali

  • Bhanushali was seen with Arbaaz Merchant, another arrested in the case who is accused of possession of drugs.
BJP leader Manish Bhanushali(HT File)
BJP leader Manish Bhanushali(HT File)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Navi Mumbai police hunting for 23 yr old, accused of raping minor

Police said the rape survivor was too scared to tell her parents about the incident and she mustered the courage only recently
The accused stayed in the same neighbourhood as the survivor and allegedly raped her at his residence on September 6. (Hindustan Times Photo/File/Representative use)
The accused stayed in the same neighbourhood as the survivor and allegedly raped her at his residence on September 6. (Hindustan Times Photo/File/Representative use)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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