|2013-01-29||Theft at Thane businessman's house|
Theft at Thane businessman`s house
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:36
Thane: Cash and valuables worth Rs 20 lakh were allegedly stolen from a cloth merchant`s house in Ulhasnagar town here, police said on Tuesday.
The theft at Narayan N Rora`s house came to light when the family came back last night from Kumbh and a pilgrimage to Vrindavan, API SG Khandhare of Hill Line Police Station said.
They had left for a vacation on January 24. On return, the house was found open and ransacked with gold ornaments and cash stolen, he said.Police have registered an offence under Sections 454, 457 and 380 of the IPC in connection with the theft.
A manhunt has been launched for the burglars.
|2013-01-28||Car insurance scam busted, duo nabbed|
Car insurance scam busted, duo nabbed
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jan 28, 2013, 02.23 AM IST
KALYAN: The Ulhasnagar crime branch has arrested two people for running a fake vehicle insurance racket and cheating people who did not have the time to stand in queue to get their automobile insurance.
The arrested accused, Dilip Wadekar (57) and Bhagwan Halale (27) are both residents of Dombivli.
According to crime branch officials Wadekar used to work as an agent at the Kalyan RTO while Halale works with a private insurance company from where he stole certificates and insurance forms and then made several copies of the same.
According to their modus operandi, Wadekar used to bring in customers and have them fill out the forms distributed by Halale and would then provide the victims with forged insurance certificates. Cops said they received a tip-off about the racket, following which a trap was laid to nab the duo.
|2013-01-24||Mumbai couple drowns at Candolim|
Mumbai couple drowns at Candolim
TNN | Jan 24, 2013, 02.44 AM IST
CALANGUTE: Two tourists from Mumbai drowned off Candolim beach on Tuesday evening.
Drishti personnel said the married couple from Ulhasnagar, identified as Vijay and Mala Kumar, were swimming in a non-swim zone at 4.20 pm, and were at a distance of 30 metres from the shore when they found themselves unable to stay afloat.
Lifeguards were alerted by a foreigner who brought the husband to the shore. Both victims had consumed a lot of water and their vital signs were found to be absent.
Lifeguards attempted to resuscitate them to no avail. They were then shifted to the Candolim primary health centre where they were declared 'brought dead'. Their bodies were then shifted to the morgue at the Goa Medical College and Hospital. tnn
|2013-01-21||File FIR against Kalani: BJP MLAfor nat'l emblem m|
File FIR against Kalani: BJP MLAfor nat'l emblem misuse
TNN | Jan 21, 2013, 03.58 AM IST
Ulhasnagar: Former MLA Pappu Kalani, who was booked for misusing the national emblem on his personal letterhead, is in for fresh trouble. BJP MLA Kumar Ailani has complained to the Thane district collector, demanding an FIR be filed against Kalani, the printer and the publisher. The collector has told the Thane police to take action. Ailani who defeated Kalani in the 2009 assembly polls, said, "The police filed only a non-cognizable complaint against Kalani."Ailani alleged that Kalani has been using the national emblem on his letterheads and sending letters to various government agencies and builders, as well as other agencies, to threaten or influence them.
As per the rules, only those who are designated to use such emblems can use them. As Kalani is not on any such constitutional post, he cannot use it.Ailani alleged that as rules if anybody using national emblem then it is duty of government agencies to take action against such people this is the reason that he approached to the Thane District collector by submitting detailed proof against Kalani and his associates. Pradeep Gupta
|2013-01-20||Husband booked for using obscene videos to blackma|
Husband booked for using obscene videos to blackmail wife for dowry
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Jan 20, 2013, 02.47 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The Hill Line police on Saturday booked a man for allegedly making an obscene video of his wife and using it to blackmail her for dowry.
The police also booked his two sisters for helping him perform "unnatural sex" and shoot it.The harassment started since their marriage on June 19 last year. The woman said that her husband demanded Rs 2 lakh and threatened to make the video public. Her father gave him gold ornaments but he continued the harassment.
"We have registered a case of forcing unnatural sex, dowry demand and blackmailing against the accused and his sisters. We have also launched a hunt for the accused," said NV Jadhav, senior police inspector of the Hill Line police station.
|2013-01-01||Ulhasnagar 'rape' has cops confused|
Ulhasnagar 'rape' has cops confused
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jan 1, 2013, 01.25 AM IST
MUMBAI: Police investigating an alleged gangrape, which an 18-year-old Ulhasnagar resident claims happened in a moving car a few months back, are probing all aspects of the accusation.
The girl, who recently delivered a baby at KEM Hospital, told doctors when asked about the child's father that she was raped by three unidentified men. She alleged on April 17, 2012, she left home with food for her father who was then admitted to a hospital, when suddenly at around 3pm a car stopped and three men dragged her inside. She claimed she was injected with something and fell unconscious. At around 5.30pm, she found herself at an isolated place at Kansai in Ambernath.
Police visited the Maratha area in Ulhasnagar from where the victim claimed she was kidnapped, but concluded it was too crowded at 3pm. Police also claimed the family was changing its statements. A senior official said, "The allegation is very serious, so we are investigating the matter thoroughly." The victim's relatives were also shocked on hearing of the incident and confused why the family hid it for so many months. Police are now waiting for the girl's discharge from hospital to gather more details on the identity of the accused.
|2013-01-01||Two headless bodies found in Ulhasnagar|
Two headless bodies found in Ulhasnagar
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jan 1, 2013, 03.49 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The headless bodies of a manager and a technician of a jeans factory were found at Vadavali village in Ulhasnagar on Monday afternoon.
Manager Amit Dhirmalani (23) and technician Rakesh Vishwakarma (22) were allegedly killed with a sharp weapon early on Monday when they were returning from the factory. They were working till late on Sunday so that the workload would be less on Monday and they could celebrate the New Year's Eve.
Cops arrested two persons —Balwinder Rathod (22) and Baljeet Labana (23)—for the murders on Monday. While five cellphones, three belonging to Dhirmalani and two to Vishwakarma, were recovered, a bike used by the manager is missing.
Locals spotted the bodies around 12.30pm and informed the police. Around 12.07am, when the duo shut the factory, Dhirmalani had made his last call to factory owner Dinesh, said cops. DCP (zone-4) Shivajirao Rathod, said, "We suspect property dispute motive. There may be more arrests in the case."