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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India. Indian police have arrested Navlakha and four other rights activists for suspected links to Maoists in raids on their homes and offices at several places in the country Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The government crackdown was condemned by Aakar Patel, executive director of Amnesty International India, who said the arrests threatened core human rights values. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)(AP)

Thrilled to no end, says Gautam Navlakha after Delhi HC paves way for his release from house arrest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:14 AM IST
The Delhi high court on Monday evening said the transit remand the police had got from a lower court to detain Gautam Navlakha was “unsustainable” because it didn’t meet legal and constitutional requirements.
Human rights activist Gautam Navlakha at his residence after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
Human rights activist Gautam Navlakha at his residence after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi HC says activist Gautam Navlakha to be released from house arrest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Gautam Navlakha was among the five rights activists who were arrested by the Maharashtra police in country-wide raids on August 28 for their alleged links with a banned Maoist group.
The five activists are accused of links with banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)(File Photos)
The five activists are accused of links with banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)(File Photos)

‘Activists arrested for Maoist links, not dissent’: SC rules out SIT probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The five activists were arrested by Maharashtra police in country-wide raids on August 28 but the Supreme Court had ordered they be kept under house arrest till it hears the case.
The woman constable, who has sought permission from RPF for a sex reassignment surgery, described her family as conservative and said it was a difficult task to tell her parents about the change. (Representative Photo)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman constable, who has sought permission from RPF for a sex reassignment surgery, described her family as conservative and said it was a difficult task to tell her parents about the change. (Representative Photo)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Woman constable wants sex change surgery, seeks permission from Railway Protection Force

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunkhe
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 10:38 AM IST
In the absence of any established procedure for such a case, the Railway Protection Force - with whom the constable is employed - has written to the Maharashtra police, seeking details of the procedure followed in case of Constable Lalita Salve, who underwent reconstructive surgery in May.
Rights activists (from left) P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira , Gautam Navlakha, and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Combo Photo)
Rights activists (from left) P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira , Gautam Navlakha, and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Combo Photo)

SC extends house arrest of 5 activists held in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence till Sept 19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 02:06 PM IST
The centre said the magistrate concerned should have been looking into the grievance of the five activists, if any, against the arrest rather than the country’s top court.
The CBI had said last month some of the accused arrested in the Lankesh case were also involved in the Dabholkar murder conspiracy.(HT File Photo)
The CBI had said last month some of the accused arrested in the Lankesh case were also involved in the Dabholkar murder conspiracy.(HT File Photo)

Motorcycle used in Gauri Lankesh murder seized: Maharashtra ATS

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 01:10 PM IST
A special investigation team of the Karnataka Police and the Maharashtra ATS are probing links of the accused involved in the case in Maharashtra, an official said.
Protests were held in front of the Indian High Commission in London in mid-January to condemn the violence that broke out on January 1 during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon-Bhima in Pune district.(HT/File Photo)
Protests were held in front of the Indian High Commission in London in mid-January to condemn the violence that broke out on January 1 during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Koregaon-Bhima in Pune district.(HT/File Photo)

250 Twitter handles created to spread misinformation about Bhima-Koregaon violence: Police

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Maharashtra police submitted a report to the state home department, which mentions that an elaborate online campaign was launched to highlight the Bhima-Koregaon violence at international level, a senior official said.
Mumbaikars may soon be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants, if the city traffic police green signals the proposal.(HT File Photo)
Mumbaikars may soon be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants, if the city traffic police green signals the proposal.(HT File Photo)

Tired of Mumbai traffic? You may be able to rent a bike soon

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 03:17 PM IST
If the Mumbai Traffic Police gives a green signal, people will be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants.
The woman posed as a policewoman and contacted another woman, claiming that an offence of kidnapping and theft was registered against the latter at the Kalyan police station.(HT Photo/Representative image)
The woman posed as a policewoman and contacted another woman, claiming that an offence of kidnapping and theft was registered against the latter at the Kalyan police station.(HT Photo/Representative image)

Maharashtra woman held for posing as cop to extort money

Thane | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 01:36 PM IST
The woman allegedly attempted to extort Rs 7 lakh from the victim to save her from arrest and finally settled the deal at Rs 1 lakh.
Maharashtra ADG Param Bir Singh with Pune's Additional CP Shivaji Bodke (L)Dr.Shivaji Pawar(R) adressed a press conference about the house arrest of rights activists in Bhima Koregaon case, at DGP office, in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI)
Maharashtra ADG Param Bir Singh with Pune's Additional CP Shivaji Bodke (L)Dr.Shivaji Pawar(R) adressed a press conference about the house arrest of rights activists in Bhima Koregaon case, at DGP office, in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI)

Matter sub judice: HC questions Maharashtra police’s media briefing in activists’ arrest case

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 03:40 PM IST
During the press conference, State Additional Director General Parambir Singh had read out letters purportedly exchanged between the activists.
Five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — had been arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI)
Five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — had been arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI)

Wanted to buy grenade launcher, ammo: Maharashtra police on arrested activists

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 07:19 PM IST
At a press conference, senior Maharashtra police officer Param Bir Singh said the police had arrested activists only when we were confident that clear links had been established.
Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Jignesh Mevani and other activists called for immediate end to ‘political acts of vendetta’.(PTI)
Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Jignesh Mevani and other activists called for immediate end to ‘political acts of vendetta’.(PTI)

Arundhati Roy, others seek action against ‘police attack’ on activists

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 10:16 PM IST
The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a statement signed by author Arundhati Roy, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, as well as activists Aruna Roy and Jignesh Mevani, among others.
Hundreds of women take part in the protest organised by the Sanatan Sanstha Thane to voice their support for the Sanatan Sanstha.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Hundreds of women take part in the protest organised by the Sanatan Sanstha Thane to voice their support for the Sanatan Sanstha.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)

Activists’ arrested to divert attention from Sanatan Sanstha: Prakash Ambedkar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 04:49 PM IST
Ambedkar, the president of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, said the state police have found the role of Sanatan Sanstha in more “sinister” things such as the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in August 2013.
Near simultaneous searches were carried out at the residences of prominent Telugu poet Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, activists Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai, trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj in Faridabad, and civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha in New Delhi.(HT/Picture for representation)
Near simultaneous searches were carried out at the residences of prominent Telugu poet Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, activists Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai, trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj in Faridabad, and civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha in New Delhi.(HT/Picture for representation)

Varavara Rao to Sudha Bhardwaj, who are the activists arrested over alleged Maoist links

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 10:28 PM IST
Maharashtra police on Tuesday raided the homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least four of them for suspected Maoist links.
The Goa Sunburn Festival Goa in 2013. Police in Maharashtra say members of a Hindu right wing group planned to attack the Pune edition of the music festival.(HT file photo)
The Goa Sunburn Festival Goa in 2013. Police in Maharashtra say members of a Hindu right wing group planned to attack the Pune edition of the music festival.(HT file photo)

Hindu right wing group Sanatan Sanstha planned blast at Pune Sunburn festival: Cops

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 02:34 PM IST
Maharashtra Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad tells court the accused considered the music festival to be “against Hindu culture”.
The Delhi high court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of activist Gautam Navlakha by his advocate after he was picked up from his Delhi home on Tuesday afternoon by Maharashtra police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence.(File Photo)
The Delhi high court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of activist Gautam Navlakha by his advocate after he was picked up from his Delhi home on Tuesday afternoon by Maharashtra police in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence.(File Photo)

Delhi HC asks Maharashtra police not to take away activist Gautam Navlakha till morning

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 06:38 PM IST
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel said activist Gautam Navlakha will remain at his residence under police guard and be allowed to meet only his lawyers. The court also said this will be the first matter to be considered by it on Wednesday morning.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) raids the house of a Sanatan Sanstha member Vaibhav Raut at Nalasopara, in Palghar on Friday, August 10, 2018. The ATS, reportedly, seized huge quantity of explosives from his residence.(PTI)
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) raids the house of a Sanatan Sanstha member Vaibhav Raut at Nalasopara, in Palghar on Friday, August 10, 2018. The ATS, reportedly, seized huge quantity of explosives from his residence.(PTI)

Maharashtra police recovers firearms, explosives; three terror suspects arrested

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police claimed to have recovered 20 crude bombs, two gelatin sticks, four electronic and 22 non-electronic detonators, and 150 gm explosive powder.
(Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(HT File PHOTO)
(Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(HT File PHOTO)

MP Police to replicate Maharashtra police’s step to check mob violence in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2018 10:47 PM IST
Police department is now planning to make videos and circulate the same on social media particularly WhatsApp to create awareness among people on various kinds of rumours
A team of officers traced Dasrath Pimpalse to a hideout in the forests near the Warsa village, around 60km from Rainpada, where the incident had taken place, police said.(ANI/Twitter)
A team of officers traced Dasrath Pimpalse to a hideout in the forests near the Warsa village, around 60km from Rainpada, where the incident had taken place, police said.(ANI/Twitter)

Key accused in Dhule lynching arrested from hideout in forest

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Debasish Panigrahi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The police said Dasrath Pimpalse was among the 10 who had led the violent attack on the five men from the Gosavi community.
As part of a major reshuffle and promotion, the state government has created a new post, additional director general of police (ADGP), economic offences wing (EOW), and appointed senior IPS officer Prabhat Kumar as its first ADGP.(HT File)
As part of a major reshuffle and promotion, the state government has created a new post, additional director general of police (ADGP), economic offences wing (EOW), and appointed senior IPS officer Prabhat Kumar as its first ADGP.(HT File)

Major reshuffle in Maharashtra police department

Hindustan Times | By Manish K Pathak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:33 AM IST
Sandeep Bisnoi, ADGP (SRPF) has been transferred as ADGP (establishment) Maharashtra police, while Dhanajay Kamlakar, ADGP (coastal security) has been transferred to the post of ADGP of planning and coordination of Maharashtra police.
Maoists ready their weapons as they take part in a training camp in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh in July 8, 2012.(AFP File Photo)
Maoists ready their weapons as they take part in a training camp in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh in July 8, 2012.(AFP File Photo)

49 dead in a week, Maoists ‘plotting’ reprisal attacks: Officials

Raipur, Hindustan Times | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Police officials familiar with the matter said that Maoists are re-grouping in the Bastar region after the Gadchiroli encounter for an “assault on security forces”.
The anti-Maoist squad on Monday gunned down 4 more suspected Maoists in Gadchiroli district(Representational photo)
The anti-Maoist squad on Monday gunned down 4 more suspected Maoists in Gadchiroli district(Representational photo)

Maharashtra top cop says Maoists demoralised, will surrender soon

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 01:02 AM IST
The state police chief appealed to the Maoists to surrender, stating that they would benefit under the state’s Maoist surrender scheme.
Pramod Chandurkar at ASI Ghorpadi Archery range on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Pramod Chandurkar at ASI Ghorpadi Archery range on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

With 7,000 archers, Maharashtra shoots for archery dominance

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Pramod Chandurkar, coach of the Indian archery team opens up about the challenges to the growth of the sport in the state.
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