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Black money crackdown: Commuters caught unawares

Ahmedabad residents Jinay Shah and Kritesh Darji, were in fix soon after the Prime Minister’s move to scrap the current Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes. Both had to reach Mumbai for a conference and left home by evening, unaware about the government’s move to curb black money.

Ahmedabad residents Jinay Shah and Kritesh Darji (in pic), were in fix soon after the Prime Minister’s move to scrap the current Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes. Both had to reach Mumbai for a conference and left home by evening, unaware about the government’s move to curb black money.(HT)
Updated on Nov 10, 2016 10:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Enforcement Directorate files plea for extradition of Lalit Modi

The central agency requested a letter of request be issued, under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, to a competent court in the United Kingdom to bring back Modi to India.

Lalit Modi at a press conference in Mumbai in 2010.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2016 01:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

J Dey murder trial: Wife deposes in MCOCA court

Senior crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was tense a week before he was murdered and his behaviour had changed, said his wife Shubha Sharma on Monday in her deposition before the special MCOCA court. 

J Dey’s wife told the court that he was not his usual self and was tense a week before he was murdered.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 08, 2016 12:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

13 years after Canadian doctor’s murder in Mumbai, trial to start

Thirteen years after the gruesome murder of a Canadian national, Dr Asha Goel, the case has finally been committed to the sessions court for a trial against her relatives.

Published on Nov 07, 2016 12:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Witnesses back out in gangster’s murder trial

With witnesses turning hostile, the prosecution now faces an uphill task to prove that Farid Tanasha, a close associate of gangster Chhota Rajan, was killed in a dispute with a developer over a redevelopment project of a society in Chembur .

A TV grab shows Chhota Rajan aides Sunil Poddar (in red shirt) and Farid Tanasha (behind Poddar) at a party in a Chembur club.(HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 02, 2016 12:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

ED moves court to declare Mallya proclaimed offender

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has approached the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to declare businessman Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender and attach his properties. The court is scheduled to hear the

On June 14, the designated court had issued a proclamation against Mallya, who is being investigated in the alleged laundering of Rs900 crore taken as loan from IDBI bank, for his Kingfisher airlines.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 27, 2016 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

2008 Malegaon blast: Accused asks court to keep records sealed

Colonel Prasad Purohit said the Army submitted the documents only after confirming that they would remain sealed and would not be shared with anyone else

Seven people were killed in a blast at Malegaon, a predominantly Muslim town, on September 29, 2008.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2016 09:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai court rejects defence application to question Headley

A sessions court on Tuesday rejected the application of a defence lawyer seeking to question Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley again in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case.

Published on Oct 26, 2016 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

‘Rahul’s Twitter account’ claims Peter did not know about Sheena murder

A person close to Rahul, who is Peter’s younger son from his first marriage, confirmed that the Twitter account, @rahulmukerjea, is being run by him and the tweets are independent

The CBI on Friday filed its second supplementary charge sheet, claiming Peter Mukerjea (above) was informed by Indrani, the prime accused in the murder case, about the location where Sheena was killed and the spot where her body was disposed of.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2016 09:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

70 people from Mumbai, Maharashtra on ISIS hit list: ATS charge sheet

At least 70 people from Mumbai and Maharashtra are on the ‘very important kill list’ of the ISIS, reveals the anti-terrorism squad’s (ATS) charge sheet on the Parbhani module.

The charge sheet has alleged that the people who are on the hit list are those who have hacked websites and social media accounts related to ISIS to gather information about the terrorist group.(HT Photo for Representation)
Published on Oct 25, 2016 12:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Parbhani ISIS module: Suspects used 12 email IDs, apps to chat with handlers

Updated on Oct 24, 2016 12:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByCharul Shah and Manish K Pathak, Mumbai

Parbhani ISIS suspects ‘planned recces with bombs’

The charge sheet, of which HT has a copy, states that the suspects made bombs using information from websites sent to them by foreign ISIS handlers

The alleged ‘Parbhani module’ of ISIS includes arrested suspects Naseen Bin alias Chaus, Shahid Khan, Iqbal Ahmed Kabir Ahmed and Raisuddin Siddique, and a fifth accused, an alleged ISIS handler who has not yet been traced.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 12:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManish K Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai

Sheena Bora murder: Indrani’s driver got Rs 5 lakh after murder, says witness

Shyamvar Rai, an accused-turned-approver in the Sheena Bora murder case, received Rs5 lakh from Indrani’s firm after the murder of Sheena and used the money to buy a plot of land in his native place

A file photo of Indrani Mukerjea.
Updated on Oct 23, 2016 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Peter tried to dissuade Rahul from looking for Sheena

The supplementary charge sheet filed by CBI on Friday included 61 pages containing several e-mails exchanged before and after the death of Sheena Bora between the father and son showing how Peter convinced Rahul to move on with life and stop looking for Sheena.

Peter had told Rahul that Sheena was unhappy with the relationship and wanted move out and that’s why she left him.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 23, 2016 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Indrani tried to kill me twice: Mekhail Bora

HT had earlier reported that Mekhail said Indrani had made an identical attempt on his life on April 24, 2012, the day she allegedly murdered Sheena

Mekhail Bora said Indrani spiked his drink in December 2011 in an attempt to kill him.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 12:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Peter to Rahul: Who knows what people can do to save their girl

The charge sheet states that Indrani had told Peter over the phone about choosing the place where she planned to dispose of Sheena’s body

Peter Mukerjea also knew that Sheena was Indrani’s daughter and not her sister.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2016 12:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter knew about the conspiracy, says CBI

Shyamvar Rai, who was the Mukerjeas’ driver, stated that when he had taken Indrani to Raigad to search for a place to dispose of Sheena and Mikhail’s body, Indrani had called Peter and said ‘it is a good place’

Shyamvar Rai, who was the Mukerjeas’ driver, gave the police a detailed account of how Indrani, along with her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, conspired to eliminate Sheena, and how the three of them executed the plot
Updated on Oct 22, 2016 01:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Accused in child abuse cases wait years for their trial to start

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 makes it mandatory for the courts to complete the trial of a case related to sexual abuse of minor children within a year. In many cases, however, the special courts have not even begun the trials within a year from the date of taking cognizance of the offence.

Due to delay in trials, the witnesses especially kids forget details of the incident and the accused benefit from it.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2016 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Desilting scam: The muck didn’t stop there

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Published on Oct 16, 2016 11:51 AM IST

BMC road scam: How contractors beat the system

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Published on Oct 16, 2016 09:01 AM IST

BMC official imposed fine to help contractor: Police

Kishor Yerme, former executive engineer (road works), who had imposed a penalty on a defaulting contractor after the investigation into road scam, did so only to help the contractor get a clean chit in the case, according to the charge sheet filed by the Mumbai police

Published on Oct 16, 2016 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Desilting scam: The muck didn’t stop there

Former chief engineer arrested in road repairs scam had been suspended after a civic body inquiry into the desilting scam last year, says retired BMC official

Published on Oct 16, 2016 12:50 AM IST
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BMC road scam: How contractors, officials beat the system

How did several contractors, auditors, engineers and civic body officials get away with the Rs352-crore road repairs scam? They simply found a way around a system meant to keep them honest

The three-member inquiry committed set up by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to look into the corruption in road work across the city found the department never used an online software called Liveworks that tracks every step of the work.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2016 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai road scam: charge sheet says contractors pocketed Rs8.52 cr in western suburbs alone

The charge sheet against three Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials on the Rs352.16 crore scam shows that while Rs18.74 crore was allotted to build or repair 11 roads in the western suburbs, the six appointed used just Rs10.22 crore, duping the civic body of Rs8.52 crore

The police officials investigating the scam began from the time tenders were floated, to find the tenders were manipulated to suit only the six contractors.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 14, 2016 12:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

In Mumbai: Sanatan Sanstha seeks probe into finances of Dabholkar’s family, finances of the Samiti

The Sanstha has recently obtained a report on the investigation carried out by the superintendent of the Registrar of Public Trust office, Satara on the MANS through an RTI.

The Hindu right wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha on Wednesday demanded an administrator be appointed and a detailed investigation into the properties of family members of the late anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar.(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2016 12:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Creative producer Barun Kashyap gets bail in cowhide bag case

On Saturday the court ordered to release Kashyap on cash bond of Rs15,000 and also imposed several conditions on him.

Kashyap — who the police claimed filed a false complaint that he was harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a cowhide bag in August — had on Saturday moved a bail application after he was remanded to judicial custody.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2016 12:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Cowhide bag case: Court likely to decide on Barun Kashyap’s bail plea today

Kashyap’s lawyer, Vijay Hiremath, had moved the bail application, saying that Kashyap had been falsely implicated

The police said Kashyap had filed a false complaint, claiming that he had been harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a bag made of cowhide in August.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2016 01:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Cowhide bag: Court reserves order on Barun Kashyap’s bail plea

The metropolitan magistrate’s court in Andheri on Saturday remanded creative producer Barun

Barun Kashyap — who the police claimed filed a false complaint that he was harassed and threatened by cow vigilantes for carrying a cowhide bag in August — was produced before the court as his police custody ended on Saturday.(Facebook)
Published on Oct 08, 2016 10:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

ATS files charge sheet in Parbhani ISIS module case

The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Friday filed a 3,632-page charge sheet against five accused in the Parbhani ISIS module case.

Updated on Oct 08, 2016 12:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Gadoli fake encounter: 3 suspects, including police constable, still absconding

Charge sheet includes the statements of 87 witnesses, several documents and CCTV camera footage of the hotel where Gadoli was killed. It includes telephonic conversations between Gadoli’s girlfriend, her mother and others connected to the case

Gangster Sandeep Gadoli was gunned down by a crime branch team from Gurgaon in Andheri on February 7.(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2016 12:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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