Sagar Rajput

Sagar works with the Crime team and covers South Mumbai and Prisons.

Articles by Sagar Rajput

Byculla inmate murder: Shetye’s kin request transfer of witnesses to another jail

After getting approval from respective authorities, a post mortem was conducted on Manjula Shetye, the report which revealed that she was beaten to death.

Police security inside Byculla Woman Jail in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2017 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Cops to question Indrani Mukerjea over Mumbai prison riot

Mumbai city news: Nearly 200 prisoners of Byculla Jail rioted after an inmate was allegedly beaten to death on Friday

Police have registered cases against all the rioting prisoners, including Mukerjea.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2017 09:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Inmate dies in Mumbai jail, sparks unrest, six officials suspended

Manjura Govind Shetye .(HT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2017 09:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai ‘tour guide’ held after he drugs UK man’s coffee, flees with cash

Mumbai city news: The Tardeo police have arrested 27-year-old Ayaz Shaikh, who police say has several similar cases registered against him in police stations across the country

In this case, the accused after fleeing with the victim’s bag containing cash amounting to Rs30,000 and valuables, went to several stores in the city and bought clothes, police said. He was caught from Delhi.(HT)
Updated on Jun 26, 2017 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Daily wage earner killed in drunken fight in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: The police said that both Ramesh Wagela and accused Kalicharan Roy were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

The police registered a murder case and arrested Roy after Wagela’s death.(HT)
Published on Jun 13, 2017 12:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai cops leak name, address of man who complained against bar owner, suspended

Mumbai city news: The constables had told the owner of a bar in the western suburbs who had complained against his establishment

Operators have been given strict instructions not to leak information to anyone, especially the names of complainants.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2017 11:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Inside Mumbai’s multi-crore fake call centres: Free housing, drugs, alcohol

Mumbai city news: This is an account based on conversations HT had with a man who knew the masterminds when they first set up operation

Sagar Thakkar, the man accused of running the Thane fake call centre(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2017 10:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Bad to verse: Poet held in Mumbai for duping four banks of 20 lakh

Mumbai city news: The accused applied for loans at four banks for the same vehicle and got them sanctioned with the help a car dealership employee

A writer of prose and poetry, Pawar has written several pieces in Marathi that are available online and has also contributed to Marathi newspapers about various topics, including the drought in Marathwada.(HT)
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 09:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Here’s how 2 Mumbai children fought off man who undressed them, asked them to sit on his lap

Mumbai city news: The man told the two children he would teach them boxing and other ways to fight molesters

Scared of the consequences and social stigma, the two children decided not to speak up about the incident. However, after the girl kept meeting her uncle, she broke down and told her mother what had happened.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2017 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

UK man, fake woman officer cheat nurse of Rs7 lakh over customs fees

Mumbai city news: The woman paid the amount towards customs duty for a gift which was sent by a man from London

She told the police that she received the friend request in October last year.(HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2017 12:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Tree collapses in Mumbai, kills Navy surgeon’s 14-year-old son

Mumbai city news: Rahul Vipin Kumar was talking to someone on the phone when the tree fell on him and crushed him

Kumar was taken to INS Ashwini Hospital, where he was declared dead before admission.(FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Jun 07, 2017 12:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Four teenagers booked for raping 14-year-old boy in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: The accused minors were sent back to the same remand home as the survivor but they were confined to different barracks. The police is also keeping an eye on them.

The accused had allegedly been sexually assaulting the boy for two months. The police had registered a case but sent the boys to the same remand home.(Representational photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai cop attacked after asking biker to take U-turn on one-way road

Mumbai city news: A relative of the biker, who was passing by, hit the constable with a paver block

Deepak Neekale received eight stitches to his head.(HT)
Published on Jun 04, 2017 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

In Mumbai: No detection staff at Worli police station for 6 months

Mumbai city news:Every police station has a detection squad , which investigates serious offences. The squad usually works in two shifts, with either an assistant police Inspector or a police sub inspector leading the team of five constables.

Sources said that in the absence of a detection squad for six months, a special team would be formed for important cases.(HT)
Published on Jun 02, 2017 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

ICC Champions Trophy: India favourites vs Pakistan; bookies bet ENG to win Cup

India play Pakistan in their opening ICC Champions Trophy match in Birmingham on June 4. The Indian cricket team are the defending champions. However, bookies are tipping hosts England to win the Cup this time

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian cricket team in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. India play Pakistan in a group B match in Birmingham. This match will see a full house at Edgbaston.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 31, 2017 12:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Mumbai police arrest man for robbery after his wife spills the beans

Mumbai city news: Samunnaem Ansari, a resident of Malad, has several cases of robbery and house breaking registered against him.

(Picture for representation)
Published on May 28, 2017 01:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Undertrial confuses Navi Mumbai police about blood sample, escapes Mumbai hospital

Mumbai city news: The Borivli police had arrested him in a theft case last month and he was being kept in Taloja jail

The policemen attached with a Navi Mumbai police station brought Siddiqui to JJ Hospital around noon on Thursday.(HT)
Updated on May 26, 2017 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

How Facebook helped Mumbai police catch a thief who fled three years ago

Mumbai city news: Police circulated these photos to their informers, who spotted the accused at his hideout

Police said the accused, Saddam Usman Khan, had been hiding in Nalasopara for the past three years.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2017 08:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Kerala youngster says Bombay, man hears bomb, gets Mumbai railway police to catch group at CST

Mumbai city news: An innocuous chat with a friend landed a group of six in the custody of railway police, anti-terrorism squad

The group was detained at CST.(File)
Updated on May 25, 2017 12:09 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Man arrested for molesting 21-year-old woman inside Mumbai Metro

MUMBAI CITY NEWS Police officers said the woman, a Mulund resident, was on her way to Chakala when the incident occurred last week

The woman and her friend, with the help of other passengers, caught Salunke and alighted at the Airport metro station. They then alerted the security guards.(HT file)
Updated on May 23, 2017 10:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ex-MLA ‘threatens’ Mumbai cop outside jail, policeman records it on video; inquiry initiated

MUMBAI CITY NEWS: The MLA got angry when the cop asked him to wait for the police van on one side of the jail

A video grab showing former MLA from Solapur, Ramesh Kadam arguing with assistant police inspector Manoj Pawar outside Byculla jail.(HT)
Updated on May 19, 2017 11:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySagar Rajput, Mumbai

Afraid of GK test, police aspirant sends friend for exam with hall ticket photocopy, fake Aadhaar

Exams to select constables for Mumbai commissionerate have been going on for a month

Updated on May 18, 2017 02:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Man orders phone on Flipkart, gets soap instead, files cheating complaint

Flipkart yet to give an official statement. Customer Vaibhav Vasant Kamble has filed a cheating complaint against Flipkart and logistics company EKart.

The packet containing a bar of soap and a packet of washing powder that was delivered to the complainant.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2017 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Unsafe Mumbai: 28-year-old woman found with her throat slit in SoBo home

The incident took place between 8.45am to 12.30pm on Wednesday, when her husband had gone out for work.

The Colaba police have registered a case under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.(Picture for representation)
Updated on May 15, 2017 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Biker hit by car, Mumbai cop sees him lying unconscious on CCTV, sends help, saves his life

Constable Jyoti Mugalghat saw accident on CCTV, told local cops at once; no case filed as driver, biker turn out to be friends

Deepak Dalvi, the biker, was lying on the road, unconscious when the cops found him.(HT)
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Cops don’t go home for 8 days, solve south Mumbai chain snatching case

The robbery took place on May 1 and senior police officers ordered their juniors not to go home till they solved it.

The CCTV footage from the area helped cops crack the chain snatching case(Pic for Representation)
Updated on May 10, 2017 08:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai man gets 20 women’s numbers from Facebook, sends them lewd messages

The man, Rohan D’souza, would find the numbers of random women from their Facebook profiles. He would then text them from his mother’s phone and ask them intimate questions

The accused admitted that he had been doing this for the past few months.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2017 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai selfie death: 21-yr-old’s bid to take pic with mother, sister goes wrong

The woman, BE student from Tamil Nadu, wanted to take a selfie with her mother and sister on a rocky patch with the sea in the background

The spot at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai where the woman drowned.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2017 09:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Ola sacks Mumbai driver who lured, molested woman, then asked her to ‘be his friend’

The driver, Shadabh Mohammad Ibrahim Shaikh, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and molesting a woman passenger last month

Updated on May 03, 2017 10:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

IPL fans beware: Fake tickets being sold at Wankhede stadium

The fraud came to light after 15 people who tried entering the stadium for a match on Monday were handed over to the police for holding fake tickets.

The victims claimed they bought the tickets for prices ranging from Rs800 to Rs2,000.(HT file)
Published on May 02, 2017 11:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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