Shrinivas Deshpande
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Police seize drugs worth 2.14 cr near Sassoon Hospital

The Anti-Narcotics Unit 2 of the Pune city police busted a drugs racket by arresting two people near Sassoon General Hospital in Pune on Saturday. During the action, police seized 1.71 Kg of mephedrone (MD) worth ₹2.14 crore

According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday night, and while patrolling in the area, police havaldar Chetan Gaikwad received information that a person was transporting drugs near the Sassoon Hospital area. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:24 AM IST

Police arrest five in connection with murder

On September 29, in the parking lane of a private lodge, a group of people brutally attacked Dhume, wherein he died

After technical analysis and checking CCTV footage, police identified Dhamal, who was earlier in a relationship with deceased Dhume. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Police arrest five in kidnapping, extortion case

Pune police arrest five individuals for kidnapping a businessman from Chakan and demanding a ₹1 crore ransom. Investigation is underway.

On September 22 and 23, seeking the sum, the accused called up Kurundwade multiple times. The victim then approached police to register a complaint at Chakan police station. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Police arrest two for duping woman of 20 lakh

A complaint regarding the same has been filed by Amruta Santosh Muthiyan 42, a resident of Narayan Peth near Mati Ganpati

The accused, Yogesh Balaso Jadhav and Sunil Pintu Rathod were arrested by Vishrambaug Police and the search of Tanvir Shmakant Patil, Shivam Guruji, and Anandswami is going on. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 05:12 AM IST

Police book two for harassing MSEDCL staffers

The incident was reported in the Deccan area on Wednesday when female MSEDCL workers approached the accused over unpaid electricity bills

After completion of their work, accused Aarti and Lalit confronted the MSEDCL staff, leading to a heated exchange of words. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:40 PM IST

3 manufacturing units gutted in fire in Dhayari

Water tenders from Narhe, Sinhagad Road, Katraj, Warje, Kothrud, and one fire tender from the head office were pressed into service

The blaze destroyed the 1,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities for battery and wire manufacturing. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:39 PM IST

1 killed, 3 injured in clash between two groups in Saswad; 13 arrested

The incident occurred on Friday at around 7pm when a group of people were attacked by another group over village politics

The accused have confessed to their involvement in the crime due to political rivalry. We have arrested 13 people, said police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 05:06 PM IST

Son of former cop murdered on Sinhagad Road

According to police, Vijay has an old criminal record and had been booked in at least five police cases including an attempt to murder and sexual harassment

A group of four to five people attacked Vijay using iron roads, and wooden sticks in which he sustained head injuries and died later. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:58 AM IST

Procession concludes after 29 hrs, two less than last year

Almost 10,000 police forces along with teams of State Reserve Police Force, Rapid Action Force, Quick Response Team, and Bomb Detection Squad were pressed into service to monitor the situation during the Ganesh Immersion procession

Barring a few minor incidents, the Ganesh immersion procession in Pune which started on Thursday morning, remained peaceful and concluded after 28 hours and 40 minutes. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:15 PM IST

Pune fire brigade got 32 calls during Ganesh festival

The annual festival, celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm, also brings with it an increased risk of fire incidents, said officials

As per data shared by the fire brigade department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), from September 19 to September 27, the department received 32 calls. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:50 AM IST

21 persons held for attacking family over loud noise at Ganesh procession

The victims had approached the mandal, urging them to lower the volume of the DJ system as they were mourning a recent death in the family

According to the police, Kiran Yewale, Ganesh Shinde, Surekha Shinde, Sadashiv Shinde and Janmaraj Kamble suffered head injuries. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Two die of exposure to high decibel sound during Ganesh immersion processions in Sangli

According to the police, Pawashe was working in the Palus area and returned home Monday evening after finishing his work

According to the locals of the two villages however, the high decibel sound during the Ganesh immersion processions was the reason behind Pawashe and Shirtode’s death. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:24 AM IST

Youth dies of cardiac arrest during procession in Hinjewadi

Locals rushed him to a hospital nearby and considering the serious situation doctors advised admitting him to Aundh Hospital

According to Hinjewadi Police, Sakhare was facing heart issues and doctors had advised him for treatment, which he ignored. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Thief poses as customer, makes off with 1.17 lakh ornament in Pune

Pune police investigate theft at jewellery showroom; unidentified individual steals Mangalsutra worth ₹1.17 lakh; investigation underway.

An unidentified individual, who posed as a customer, executed a heist by making off with a valuable Dorle (Mangalsutra). (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 10:48 PM IST

Ganesh Visarjan: Noise levels to be monitored at 22 locations, police warn of stern action against violators

Noise levels will be monitored at 22 locations across the city by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and environment department of the College of Engineering, Pune

On the eve of visarjan procession, Mandal workers were busy giving final touches to the respective decors. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Hadapsar police bust mobile theft gang, recover 52 phones

The accused have been identified as Shaymkumar Sanjay Ram 25, Vishlkumar Ganga Mahato 21, Badalkumar Motilal Mahato 25, and Vikikumar Ganga Mahato 19, all from Jharkhand

According to sources, police received information about a few people selling stolen mobile phones while patrolling in the mandai area in Hadapsar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 06:40 AM IST

Police announce guidelines for Ganpati visarjan day

The police specified that each dhol-tasha group would not be allowed to carry more than 50 dhols and 15 tashas, and that the mandals would not be allowed to carry more than 2+2 sound systems for the immersion procession

Retesh Kumaarr said that if the immersion procession of Dagdusheth Ganpati started at 4 pm, they were ready to fill in the gap between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm. (Shankar Narayan/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 05:22 AM IST

Man dies of burn injuries after Ganpati decorations at home catches fire

Man dies of burn injuries as a fire broke at his house, decked with lighting strings and other Ganpati decorations, in the early hours of Sunday

Man dies of burn injuries as a fire broke at his house, decked with lighting strings and other Ganpati decorations, in the early hours of Sunday. ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:44 AM IST

Mobile thieves spotted on CCTV from Karve Road till Shaniwarwada

A mobile shop in Kothrud was robbed on Saturday night when thieves broke into the shop and stole 204 mobile phones, cash and other gadgets worth ₹53.13 lakh

They were spotted near Shaniwarwada around 5am, said police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Two arrested following clashes during Ganesh immersion procession

The disturbance ensued when a resident raised objections to the blaring DJ music accompanying the procession

The accused have been identified as Swapnil Kuchekar, Harshal Ghule, and Ketan Ghule. Police have arrested Ketan and Harshal Ghule, while the search for Kuchekar is going on. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Doctor held in Pune for alleged rape of medical student

Vishrambaug police station officials said the accused called the complainant to meet him at his clinic. During their meeting, the accused allegedly offered her alcohol and sexually assaulted her

The accused physician runs a clinic at Narayan Peth where the incident took place around 9:45 pm on Saturday, according to the police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Milind Ekbote, 3 others booked over ‘provocative speeches’ in Pune

After a detailed analysis of their speeches on Sunday, Shivajinagar police registered a case against all persons

Milind Ekbote, president of the Samasta Hindu Aghadi. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Thieves break into mobile shop on Karve Road, steal phones worth 53L

Thieves broke into a mobile shop in Kothrud and stole 204 mobile phones, cash, and other gadgets worth ₹53.13 lakh. Police are investigating the case.

Police said the staff working in the shop came to know about the theft after they opened the shop on Sunday morning. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:20 PM IST

Two robbed after offering lift in Pimpri-Chinchwad

In these two incidents, the victims lost valuables worth ₹49,900 and ₹36,000 respectively, police said

the incidents took place in Chinchwad and Dighi areas. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:17 PM IST

Tea stall owner assaulted over Ganpati festival donation in Pune

The accused have been identified as Nilesh Dashrath Khanse, 39, from Camp and Avinash Rajendra Pandit, 32, from MG Road

The mandal workers demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000 donation, which the complainant found unreasonable and beyond his means. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Elderly couple beaten, robbed of 1.34 lakh in Hadapsar

Police said they have initiated a probe and analysis of CCTV footage of the nearby locality is going on to ascertain the identity of the accused

A case has been registered at Hadapsar police station under sections of 458, 394, 380 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Traffic cops’ concern with fine collection over traffic management raises commuters’ hackles

In a trend that hasn’t escaped the commuters’ attention, the traffic police on duty are found increasingly concerned with collecting fines for traffic violations as against monitoring traffic and ensuring road safety which is their primary responsibility

As many as 25 traffic policemen have been fined for delay at duty, or absenteeism and so on. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Three traffic constables suspended for prioritising fine collection over traffic management

On Saturday, the control room received a call informing about a traffic jam in the Bhandarkar Road area. Borane, Bhagwat and Shinde who were already present nearby were instructed to immediately visit the area and clear the traffic

The suspended traffic constables have been identified as Jayshing Yashwant Borane, Jitendra Dattatraya Bhagwat, and Gorakh Maruti Shinde; all attached to the Deccan traffic police branch. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 12:12 AM IST

Gold bar worth 4.17 lakh stolen from jeweller in Raviwar Peth

Thieves stole a 70g gold bar worth ₹4.17 lakh from a jeweller in Pune during the festive rush. Police are investigating the theft.

Thieves stole six tola gold bar from a jeweller (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Pune traffic police launch digital traffic map for Ganesh Festival

The system aims to assist citizens in navigating the city during the festivities, providing crucial information about traffic diversions, road closures, and parking arrangements

In wake of the Ganesh festival, a route march was conducted in the city by the police on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 11:21 PM IST
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