Charul Shah
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Terror funding case: Bail plea of Chhota Shakeel’s kin rejected

MUMBAI: A special MCOCA court has rejected the bail plea of Arif Shaikh aka Arif Bhaijaan, a close relative of Chhota Shakeel observing that evidence produced by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) shows that he is a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang (D-Company)

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Updated on Mar 25, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Man gets 10-year jail for sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

As per the prosecution, the incident took place on May 24, 2014, around 1.30 pm, when the mother of the victim gave her some money to buy sweets. The girl returned home crying and when her mother enquired, she revealed that as she was getting down the accused stopped her and dragged her to his house.

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Published on Mar 25, 2023 07:40 PM IST

2 ED staffers held for helping Amar Mulchandani’s associate

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested two of its staff members for helping an associate of Amar Mulchandani, former chairman of Seva Vikas Co-operative (SVC) Bank, who was arrested in a multi-crore fraud earlier in January

The agency claimed that in two of the loans taken by Aranha from the SVC Bank, they had mortgaged the property, which was already sold, and the loan account was declared as a non-performing asset (NPA). It was alleged that the test audit, conducted by Rajesh Jadhawar, joint registrar, co-operation department of the bank, revealed a misappropriation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>429.57 crore, involving 124 NPA loan accounts of SVC Bank. (Image for representation)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Aniksha Jaisinghani files for bail after court remands her in judicial custody

MUMBAI: Soon after she was remanded in judicial custody on Friday, Aniksha Jaisinghani, daughter of bookie Anil Jaisinghani, who has been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe and blackmail deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis, applied for bail

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Published on Mar 25, 2023 12:15 AM IST

30th witness turns hostile in 2008 Malegaon blast case

MUMBAI: The special NIA court on Thursday declared a real estate agent hostile after he refused to support the prosecution case in connection with the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case

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Published on Mar 23, 2023 10:02 PM IST

Anitlia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case: NIA says no to Sunil Mane’s plea to become approver

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has refused “to support” dismissed police inspector Sunil Mane’s plea seeking to become an approver in the Antilia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case

Mumbai, India - April 23, 2021: Mumbai Police Inspector Sunil Mane, arrested in the Mansukh Hiren murder case. (HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:46 PM IST
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Fugitive Vijay Mallya had 7,500 crore in 2017, enough to repay banks: CBI

In the supplementary charge sheet, the agency has claimed that Mallya had sufficient funds at his disposal between 2008 and 2014. However, despite repeated promises of equity infusion in Kingfisher Airlines Limited (KAL) to lenders, including IDBI Bank, he didn’t follow through.

Chairman Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya speaks at an event during the Civil Aviation Week - Airport & Airline 2007 Expo or AA 07, in New Delhi.Photo JASJEET PLAHA 27march'07 HTnews HTPHOTO
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 08:44 AM IST

CBI court convicts five in bank fraud case

MUMBAI: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has convicted five persons, including the branch manager of Canara Bank for cheating the bank to the tune of ₹164 crore in a credit fraud case

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Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Dapoli resort case: Sadanand Kadam remanded in ED custody till March 15

A local court on Saturday remanded Sadanand Kadam, alleged partner of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MLC Anil Parab, in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till March 15. Kadam was arrested on Friday evening in connection with his involvement in the construction of an illegal resort in Dapoli in Ratnagiri district

Mumbai, India - March 10, 2023: Former Maharashtra minister Anil Parab's business partner, Sadanand Kadam arrives at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office after its officials conducted a search operation at his residence and issued him summons to appear before the agency, in connection to the scam related to Dapoli's Sai Resort, Ballard Pier, in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 10, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:32 AM IST

ED arrests educationist Vinay Aranha for fraudulently obtaining loans

According to ED, Aranha had obtained a loan of ₹20 crore from COSMOS Co-operative Bank. In its plea seeking his custody remand, the agency said, “The purpose for obtaining the loan was the renovation of the school, but it was never utilised for the said purpose

Pune, India - March 20, 2018: Vinay Aranha in Women's special event at lane no. 8, Forennte, Koregaon Park in Pune, India, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 01:02 AM IST

Ex-Mumbai cop Sachin Waze seeks to turn approver in Antilia bomb scare case

Waze is already an approver in the corruption case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation against former home minister Anil Deshmukh.

Dismissed police officer Sachin Waze during a court appearance. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 01:29 AM IST
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PMLA court refuses permission to Sayed Masood’s ex-wife to travel to US

Mumbai: A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court has refused to allow Chand Masood, former wife of Sayed Mohammed Masood of the City Group of Companies, to travel to the US after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that she intended to dispose of money held in Singapore and Switzerland banks

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Published on Mar 08, 2023 02:21 AM IST

Man gets 10-year jail for sexually assaulting minor daughter of live-in partner

In March 2017, a case against the man was registered based on a complaint by the elder sister of the girl’s mother at Shivaji Nagar police station.

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Published on Mar 08, 2023 01:46 AM IST

Court acquits NRI bizman in 1998 Audi car import scam

Mumbai: Over 24 years after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted an Audi car import racket, the Esplanade metropolitan magistrate court last week acquitted an NRI businessman as the prosecution failed to adduce any evidence

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Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:40 AM IST

Poor investigation by cops in assault on govt officials results in acquittal

The courts concluded trials in around 28 of the cases registered for assault on these government officials who were on duty, but only in seven cases, the prosecution could prove the charges. In some of these cases, the accused themselves had pleaded guilty.

MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 31, 2016 : Nine days after he was assaulted by two brothers at a petrol pump in Khar, traffic head constable Vilas Shinde, 51, died in the intensive care unit of Lilavati Hospital in Bandra (west) on Wednesday afternoon. Shinde was a resident of a BDD chawl in Worli. Originally from Satara, he is survived by a wife and two children on Wednesday August 31, 2016 in Mumbai.
Published on Mar 02, 2023 01:05 AM IST

2 CISF officers convicted for abetting gold smuggling

Mumbai: The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has convicted two Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officers for helping a gang smuggling gold from Dubai during 2011-12

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Published on Mar 01, 2023 01:13 AM IST

CBI court acquits bank officials, firm partners in fraud case

Mumbai: When the bank itself had settled the loan account and issued no due certificate, it cannot claim that it suffered wrongful loss for non-payment of credit facilities, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court said while acquitting three Bank of Maharashtra officials and six partners of a firm in an alleged fraud case

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Published on Feb 26, 2023 01:56 AM IST

NDPS court acquits two held for selling 2.2 kg charas

The Anti Narcotic Cell (ANC) apprehended two men – Nirdosh Pal and Pushpendra Sinha alias Lalla near JJ hospital on January 14, 2010, on the information that they had come to sell charas.

“On scrutiny of the evidence, it is seen that there is no mention of the facsimile of the seal on the covering letter sent to the CA for analysis. Also, there is a difference in the colour of the substance alleged to be seized and all the substances received by the chemical analyzer. This aspect may seem to be a trifle. However, in the case under the NDPS Act, which prescribed a severe punishment. The case of the prosecution must be scrutinised closely and benefit of the doubt if any would accrue to the accused,” the court noted while acquitting the accused. (Getty Images)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 01:43 AM IST

Man gets 10-year jail term for sexually assaulting minor daughter

The special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court has sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his daughter for over four years since she was 11-year-old. The complaint was filed by his wife and the mother of the survivor after she came to know of the sexual misdemeanour of her husband

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Published on Feb 24, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Life sentence for man who killed Juhu resident with help of juvenile

Mumbai: The sessions court sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing a 50-year-old Juhu resident, with the help of his brother, who was a juvenile at the time of committing the crime and worked as a domestic help at the house of the victim

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Published on Feb 24, 2023 01:01 AM IST

SC grants interim bail to former gutkha baron JM Joshi

Mumbai The Supreme Court of India on Monday granted interim bail to former gutkha baron Jagdishprasad Mohanlal Joshi (67)

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Updated on Feb 23, 2023 12:45 AM IST

Mother held a grudge: Court acquits man booked of sexually assaulting girlfriend’s 10-yr-old daughter

Mumbai A special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) court on Monday acquitted a 29-year-old Kurla resident booked for an alleged sexual assault on the 10-year-old daughter of his neighbour

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Updated on Feb 22, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Tailor gets 10-year jail term for raping sister-in-law

Mumbai The sessions court last week sentenced a 38-year-old tailor to 10 years imprisonment for raping his sister-in-law while her husband was away

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Published on Feb 21, 2023 02:03 AM IST

Court refuses pre-arrest bail to singer Lok Bista in drugs case

Mumbai: A special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court in the city recently rejected the anticipatory bail plea of 26-year-old singer and rapper Lok Bista, who is alleged to be part of the group involved in importing charas and other narcotic substances from the USA through parcels

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Published on Feb 21, 2023 12:35 AM IST

IO’s lack of English proficiency results in Nigerian national’s acquittal in drugs case

Mumbai A special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) court recently acquitted a Nigerian national, booked for possession of 30 grams of cocaine, because the investigating officer could not apprise him of his legal rights, related to personal search, in English

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Published on Feb 19, 2023 12:47 AM IST

Rhea Chakraborty case: Court orders six accused to give their voice samples to NCB

While seeking permission to have their voice samples, the NCB claimed that the agency had recovered voice chats between these accused and therefore, it was necessary to obtain their voice samples in order “to ascertain the nature and extent of their involvement” in purported drug trafficking

The agency had filed the plea in January 2021, and it was in March 2021, NCB filed chargesheet against a total of 33 accused, including actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, Kshitij Ravi Prasad, a former executive producer at Dharma Productions, and others for allegedly being part of the chain of drug distribution. (ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Antilia explosives scare case: Dismissed cop Sunil Mane wants to become approver

Dismissed Mumbai police officer Sunil Mane has requested the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court to allow him to become an approver in the Antilia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case

Mumbai, India - April 23, 2021: Mumbai Police Inspector Sunil Mane, arrested in the Mansukh Hiren murder case. (HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:44 PM IST
By, Mumbai

MCOCA court pulls up jail authorities for strip searching accused

Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Tuesday reprimanded prison authorities for strip searching Danish Ahmed, who along with Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Sohel allegedly tried to work arms deals with Russian intelligence agents

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Published on Feb 15, 2023 01:20 AM IST

Court rejects Purvi Modi’s plea for ED’s intervention in bankruptcy proceedings against Nirav

Mumbai: A special Fugitive Economic Offenders (FEO) court on Monday rejected the plea of Purvi Mehta, the sister of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, seeking orders to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to intervene in the bankruptcy proceedings being conducted before a US court against her brother

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Published on Feb 14, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Umesh Kolhe murder: Accused vet seeks bail, claims he is staunch Sunni Muslim, not Tablighi Jamaat member

Mumbai: Yusuf Khan, a veterinary doctor, one of the accused in the murder of Amravati pharmacist Umesh Kolhe, on Monday moved a bail plea before a NIA court

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Published on Feb 14, 2023 12:25 AM IST
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