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Navy officer arrested for involvement in fake South Korea visa racket

Indian Navy lieutenant commander arrested for sending people to South Korea on tourist visas with forged documents, charging ₹10 lakh each

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Updated on Jun 29, 2024 07:52 AM IST

IPS officer Quaiser Khalid suspended over Ghatkopar hoarding collapse for lapses

Two adverse reports blamed him for sanctioning the hoardings and petrol pump despite objections from Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation

Quaiser Khalid (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 26, 2024 08:57 AM IST

How Ghatkopar billboard collapse survivors are picking up the pieces

Seventeen people lost their lives in the incident, following which the owner of Ego Media Pvt Ltd Bhavesh Bhinde was arrested and put in police custody

Site of the hoarding crash at Ghatkopar (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2024 08:42 AM IST

Ghatkopar hoarding collapse: How Mumbai police tracked down Bhavesh Bhinde

Bhinde was caught in Udaipur, where he had checked into a hotel under a false identity. He planned to relocate to another location

Bhavesh Bhinde (in black) was apprehended at a hotel in Udaipur
Updated on May 16, 2024 09:39 PM IST

Ghatkopar tragedy: Who is Bhavesh Bhinde, owner of ad firm behind hoarding?

The 51-year-old, who has declared himself an actor and model in one of his Facebook posts, began his career working for an advertising agency in Grant Road

Bhavesh Bhinde, director of Ego Media Pvt Ltd, the advertising agency that owns the billboard that collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar.
Updated on May 16, 2024 10:03 PM IST

4 dead in hoarding collapse

Cranes were positioned on all sides of the collapsed hoarding to lift it up so that fire brigade and NDRF forces could venture in

Officials from fire brigade, NDRF forces and city police were pressed into service to hasten the process of evacuation. At around 9pm it was suspected around 20-22 people were still trapped. (Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:30 AM IST

Anuj Thapan, arrested in firing at Salman Khan house case, dies by suicide: Cops

Firing at Salman Khan house case: Anuj Thapan, who arrested from Punjab on April 26, was lodged in a common lock-up along with 11 others

Anuj Thapan died by suicide in the washroom of the first floor lock-up used by the crime branch at police headquarters.
Updated on May 01, 2024 07:43 PM IST

A wedding in Mumbai recalls multiple tragedies

Ilyas Memon and Humera Shaikh’s nuptials are possibly the last in the immediate family of Tiger Memon

(from let to right) Rubina Najam, Baug Trust at Dongri where the wedding took place, and the invite.
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 11:18 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi,

Lady Don Karima Shaikh booked for threatening to kill police witness against her

Police in Mumbai have arrested Karima Shaikh, known as the 'Lady Don', and two others for allegedly threatening a witness in a murder case. Shaikh, who has over 98 cases registered against her, was seen chasing the witness through the streets with a knife before police intervened. The witness had previously testified against Shaikh in a case filed by former corporator Parmeshwar Kadam. Shaikh has been charged with murder, extortion and land grabbing, among other offences.

Lady Don Karima Shaikh booked for threatening to kill police witness against her
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Accused threw two mobile phones, 4 SIMs used in crime into Mithi river: Police

Chargesheet stated that trio of Paul, a Malad-based baker, and his associates, framed Pereira by planting drugs and handed them over while leaving for Sharjah.

Mumbai, India - April 24, 2023: The crime branch on Monday arrested a Borivali resident Anthony Paul and detained his associate Rajesh Babhote alias Ravi for allegedly framing a 27-year-old actor Chrisann Pereira (in pic) into becoming a drug mule. The actor worked in some of the noted films like Sadak-2 and Batla House. Chrisann was given the trophy before boarding the flight. (HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 06:38 PM IST

UP smuggler swallows 8 gold bars, JJ docs help purge him

Custom officials told us that Intizar Ali had ingested gold pellets and was feeling uneasy,” said Dr Supriya Bhondve, assistant professor, surgery department, under whom Ali was admitted. “We did an X-ray and CT scan that showed eight metal objects stuck in his large and small intestines

UP smuggler swallows 8 gold bars, JJ docs help purge him
Updated on May 13, 2023 02:47 AM IST

Kidnapping widow, son was an act of revenge: Police

80-year-old widow Rohini Kamble and her son Vishal were kidnapped in Mumbai over a property dispute. The main accused, Pranay Ramteke, a close relative, allegedly wanted a share of the family's five-acre land and bungalow in Pachgaon. Ramteke paid around ?10 lakh to the other accused to kidnap the mother-son duo. Rohini was rescued by the police, but Vishal is suspected to have been killed. Five people have been arrested in the case so far.

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Updated on May 05, 2023 12:33 AM IST

How a baker turned a serial framer

Police say that Paul, a baker by profession, ran up a heavy debt and came up with this convoluted ploy of extracting money from families after setting up his unsuspecting victims as drug mules and getting them arrested at Sharjah airport where he would call and give the authorities a tip off about certain incoming passengers carrying drugs.

How a baker turned a serial framer
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Megha Sood

Mumbai: Tech firm CEO die after getting hit by speeding car in Worli

Police have identified the woman as Rajlaxmi Ramakrishnan, CEO of Altruist Technologies Private Limited, a resident of Dadar

Police said the driver lost control and hit the divider and later hit the victim from behind (Twitter Photo)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 03:37 PM IST

E-cigarettes, the dangerous new addiction of the youth

E-cigarettes are the ostensibly innocuous siblings of regular cigarettes. Although touted as many things—a “safer” alternative, a weaning tool or handy at places where cigarette smoking is not allowed—e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is not only addictive but is also a highly toxic chemical that can adversely affect any organ of the body

E-cigarettes, the dangerous new addiction of the youth
Published on Feb 27, 2023 01:55 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit & Manish Pathak

Drugs worth 1,000 crore seized in Gujarat

The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police have arrested 54-year-old Giriraj Dixit as the seventh accused in a 705kg mephedrone seizure case.

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Published on Aug 17, 2022 05:12 AM IST

Mumbai man who made 9 calls threatening Mukesh Ambani is a 56-yr-old jeweller

Police said Vishnu Vidhu Bhowmik, who has a jewelry shop in south Mumbai, was arrested for the threat calls. Bhowmik moved to Borivali from Tripura about 30 years ago

The threat calls were made to a phone number of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital that is run by the Reliance Foundation (Mint File Photo)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 09:15 PM IST

Shiv Sena plans massive protests today after Sanjay Raut's arrest by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut late on Sunday night in connection with the money laundering case

The Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP said he was being framed based on “false evidence” but that he won’t bow down and quit the party, shortly before being taken to the Mumbai office of ED. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2022 10:28 AM IST

One dead, 12 injured in Chembur slab collapse

The deceased has been identified as Murari Jha, 24. He was married with two children, a 4-year-old son, and a one-and-half-year-old daughter

One dead, 12 injured in Chembur slab collapse
Published on Jun 24, 2022 12:22 AM IST

The curious case of Mumbai’s missing speedboat engines

The case involves replacing the engines of these boats with older, and less powerful ones, and is being probed by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) .

The boats were acquired after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai to protect the state’s 652km-long coastline (Kunal Patil/HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 11:38 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi, , Mumbai

NIA arrests two men over links with Dawood

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two persons for their alleged links with fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate Shakeel Shaikh, officials said.

. On February 3, the NIA had registered the case against Dawood Ibrahim and others for their alleged involvement in various illegal activities.
Published on May 14, 2022 12:30 AM IST
ByManish Pathak and Charul Shah, Mumbai

Mumbai Police introduces 8-hour shifts for subordinate ranks from May 17

Maharashtra’s female police personnel have been on 8-hour duty shifts since September last year, a move that was introduced by Pandey when he was the state’s acting director-general of police.

Mumbai police personnel of the rank of assistant sub-inspector and below can still opt for a 12-hour shift and take the next 24 hours off (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2022 06:49 PM IST

Man arrested from Bandra with Rs35 lakh worth Mephedrone

Unit 9 of the Mumbai crime branch arrested a drug supplier from Bandra Saturday night and seized Mephedrone worth Rs35 lakh from him

Suspecting foul play, the police speeded up their vehicle and nabbed the accused within a few metre, said police inspector Sanjay Khatade of unit 9 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:07 PM IST

Police inspector writes to HM, asks to transfer Param Bir probe to CBI

Mumbai: Anup Dange, a police inspector posted at the south region control room, has sought to transfer the investigation to his complaint against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in a letter addressed to state home minister Dilip Walse Patil

Thane, India - November 26, 2021: Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh leaves Thane Court after appearing in connection with the extortion case, in Thane, Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 26, 2021. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:24 AM IST

ED files supplementary chargesheet against Anil Deshmukh

The 7,000 page charge sheet, which was filed by the agency before a special court here assigned to hear matters related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, also named Deshmukh’s two sons.

Former minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested on November 2 after more than 12 hours of questioning
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:21 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi,

2 co-accused in Aryan Khan case released from prison

The HC had in its detailed order asked Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha to appear before the NCB’s Mumbai office every Friday between 11am and 2pm to mark their presence.

Inspector general of police Ankush Shinde said, “As soon as the paperwork was completed Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were released.”(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Officials took my signatures on blank papers, says 2nd NCB witness in drugs case

Shekhar Kamble is the second NCB witness in three days to have alleged that agency officials made him sign blank papers that were later used to draw up the panchnama of the search and the seizures.

Mumbai: a new NCB witness, Shekhar Kamble has said he was called to NCB office in Mumbai a few days after a raid on August 26, in which he was an independent witness, and told to sign at least 10 blank papers. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 08:12 PM IST

Actor’s son among 10 detained as NCB busts cruise party

According to people aware of the matter, an actor’s son was among those detained for questioning.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials said the NCB received inputs about the party a few days ago
Published on Oct 03, 2021 06:20 AM IST
ByVijay Kumar Yadav, , Mumbai

Anil Deshmukh corruption case: CBI arrests SI for leaking report

The central agency registered an offence in connection with leaking of the report and arrested its own sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari.

The CBI had undertaken a preliminary enquiry into the allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Anil Deshmukh (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:29 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Maharashtra rave party busted, actors among 22 held: Cops

The party was organized in two private bungalows and multiple drugs, including cocaine, charas and weed, were allegedly recovered from the venues, police added.

The police raid was held on the basis of a tip-off about a high-profile party in a bungalow and the possible consumption of drugs at the venue.(Getty Images. Representative image)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 07:04 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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