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Somendra Sharma

  • Mumbai man held for stalking foreigner gives police the slip

    A man who was arrested by the police for allegedly stalking a foreign woman managed to flee from custody within three hours of his arrest. The incident took place on Aug 18 in the airport area of Santacruz. The accused, Anand Rasu Chinappa, is a native of Tamil Nadu. The police have sent a team to...

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • 34 kg Ketamine seized by DRI in 2011 stolen from Sewree godown

    A huge quantity of Ketamine (a party drug), seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in 2011, has been stolen from a government godown at Sewree. Of the 200 kg Ketamine worth Rs 70 lakh seized by the DRI during a raid in Andheri, 34 kg has been reported stolen from the godown. The...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • Documents going missing in important cases nothing new, shows data

    On Thursday, the Mumbai Police informed the sessions court that important documents related to the Salman Khan hit-and-run case had gone missing. However, instances of files going missing in high-profile cases and from important department is nothing new, the sabotage suspicion ever present.

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 6:40am
  • Year on, cops want citizen participation to avoid Shakti Mills-like cases

    On Friday, it will be a year since the shocking Shakti Mills gang rape shook the city. The incident had not only shamed Mumbai by raising questions on safety and security of women, but also forced the city police to put in place a series of initiatives for the same. Now, officers say, they are sure...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 6:45am
  • All what you wanted to know about Censor Board Chief Rakesh Kumar

    At least three more agents of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and a few film producers are on CBI scanner in the cash-for-clearance scam. These agents are alleged to be close to CBFC CEO Rakesh Kumar. The agents and some panel members would approach producers, who desperately wanted...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • Maharashtra government approves patrol road for new Latur jail, sanctions Rs1.61 crore

    The home department has approved a proposal for construction of a road at the newly-constructed Latur district jail, to improve patrolling. The proposal was made by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) after a security audit carried out some time ago. According to sources in the home...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 7:50am
  • List of rogue cops prepared, Rakesh Maria to personally warn them this week

    Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has got a list of corrupt officers working with the police commissionerate made and would soon be having a one-on-one meeting with them this week, to give them a stern warning. It took four months to get the list prepared. The police sources said that the...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • Govindas break traffic rules, 95% refuse to pay fine

    While on one hand Govinda pathaks minted money by winning prize amounts for Dahi Handi on Monday, the traffic department, on the other, is expecting to collect over Rs 1 lakh as fine from 1,492 traffic violation cases across the city. The traffic police said that nearly 95 per cent of the...

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 5:35am
  • Corporation duped of Rs 8.10 crore in FD fraud

    The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city crime branch have registered a case against a Class I government officer, bank officials and few others for allegedly duping Sant Rohidas Leather Industries and Charmakar Development Corporation Limited to the tune of Rs 8.10 crore. Interestingly, the...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 6:10am
  • Dahi Handi festival: Leaves cancelled, 30,000 Mumbai cops on Govinda duty

    Over 30,000 policemen will be on bandobast duty today on the occasion of Janmashtami. They have appealed to Govinda mandals to abide by the court ruling of not allowing children below 12 years of age to participate in dahi handi, and not to travel on the tops of heavy vehicles, thereby risking...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:18am