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January-2016 News & Updates from the City of Ulhasnagar/Sindhunagar, Maharashtra, India. Ulhasnagar City News indexed across timeline for easy retrieval.

2016-01-31School principal robbed of gold chain - Daily News & Analysis
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2016-01-30'Incentives for those ready to part with land for devpt' - Times of India
Incentives for those ready to part with land for devpt. Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Jan 30, 2016, 08.54 PM IST Thane: The state has offered a slew of incentives including offering double FSI to owners from Thane and neighboring suburbs who are willing to part with portions of land coming in the way of several infrastructure and development projects. The incentive, believe experts, is nothing but a guise to ease procurement of land for corporations and break the deadlock in Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Mira-Bhayender, Vasai-Virar and Bhiwandi. The freed up land parcels can speed up pending or proposed projects like developing or widening roads, acquiring reservation plots and developing amenities like hospitals, schools in these congested and development-starved towns. A notification was issued on Friday to the six civic corporations in the Konkan region for its immediate implementation. As per the notification, a copy is with TOI, owners whose land or part of it comes in the way of road widening projects (as per the development plan) will be compensated with transfer of development rights for the portion of the surrendered patch. While the reimbursement will be double the existing FSI to 2 in areas of urban Thane, owners can get 20%-5% incentive TDR if they approach the local corporation with a plan within one to five years of the notification being released. The quantum of FSI increase for congested areas has also been raised to 3 possibly making it a lucrative proposal for residents of old Thane. In addition, the compensation for roads passing through green zones has also been included along with relaxation on utilization of the TDR in either commercial or residential zones, inform experts. Thane town planning officials say that while the government has given this option, those who feel otherwise can approach the local governing body that can settle the issue as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013. "In this way, land owners, too, can contribute in the development and benefit from improved infrastructure," said a town planning official. "The move is good and will surely help ease the process of land acquisition. Certain ambiguous clauses need to be clarified though," says architect Suvarna Ghosh. "It will not be feasible for residents of many structures in old Thane to participate in this scheme as even if they part with the plot, they may not be able to make good use of the FSI as the narrow roads would prove a hindrance," said BJP leader from Thane Milind Patankar.
2016-01-30Did cricket bookies hatched plan to badname ED officers? - India Today
Did cricket bookies hatched plan to badname ED officers? Posted by Bijaya Kumar Das| UPDATED 02:59 IST On September 23, 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a criminal case against three senior officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Ahmedabad with an allegations of bribery (in crores). Searches were conducted at their residences and offices in Ahmedabad and Surat.Fact remains, these officers, led by former Joint Director J P Singh - were investigating the crucial case of cricket and IPL betting under PMLA, worth Rs 10,000 crore (suspicion) by conducting searches and arresting various prominent bookies throughout India.Soon after the CBI searches, on September 26, 2015-all three officers were shunted out of the department and were repatriated to their parent organisations. Surprisingly, on October 1, 2015-one Mumbai based online news portal published a news, with cctv footages (without any audio) saying how the ED officer - Sanjay Kumar (among those three ED officials) paid an unofficial visit (on August 10, 2015 around 5 pm) at the residence of bookie Anil Singhania to remind him of a bribe amount.The report also said, according to Singhania's wife Karishma-who was at home during the officials visit, Sanjay Kumar issued a threat, saying, "if Anil Singhania failed to pay the bribe, his name would be mentioned in the supplementary chargesheet and he would be arrested."Indiatoday.in verified this news and got to know that entire version of the incident and the cctv footages (outside and inside the residence) was provided by Anil Singhania's wife to the online news portal. This report had no counter version of the ED or Sanjay Kumar himself. Indiatoday.in has got the exclusive videoclip (with audio) of that visit made by Sanjay Kumar at Singhania's residence at Ulhasnagar, in hand, that expose how the entire visit was twisted and publicised in such a way that it should look like an extortion visit made by the ED officials. Before that it is important to know the background of the ED officials visiting to Ulhasnagar. In May 2015, the Ahmedabad team of ED officers carried out raids in Mumbai and other cities in connection with betting syndicates allegedly related in the IPL-T20 cricket matches. A team of over 30 officials, which were part of search teams, raided the residences of Anil Lal Singhania, and Sukhminder Sodhi, in Mumbai, Mukesh Sharma's house in the capital and Sibbu's residence in Jaipur. Anil Singhania was absconding since day one. The agency kept on sending summons to him but he never visited the ED office. An arrest warrant was also issued against him, but Singhania kept hiding around. Sanjay Kumar and Karishma. The ED, Ahmedabad issued another summon to Anil Singhania with instruction to remain present before the ED office on August 11, 2015. Strategically, the ED officials took a chance and planned a visit on August 10, itself to implement its arrest warrant against Singhania. Sanjay Kumar and two other officers were the part of this team who visited Singhania's Ulhasnagar residence-where they met with his wife-Karishma Singhania. But before ringing the doorbell, one of the ED official had put his mobile phone on video recording mode-in order to record entire incident on camera. Unfortunately for the agency, Anil Singhania was not at the home. Indiatoday.in has in possession that videoclip which shows complete audio-video recording of the conversation which took place between Sanjay Kumar and Karishma Singhania. If sources are believed than till now, nor the ED headoffice and neither the CBI have this video-recording in hand. Sanjay rings the doorbell, Karishma opens it and ask. Both talks in Hindi. Here is the full transcript (in Hindi):Karishma Singhania: Kaun hai ? Sanjay Kumar: Karishma ji ? Karishma Singhania: Haan Sanjay Kumar: Anil ji hai ? Karishma Singhania: Nahin...Aap kaun hai ? Sanjay Kumar: Mera naam sanjay hai...Main Ahmedabad se aaya hun Karishma Singhania: Haan, aaiye. Karishma opens the door Sanjay Kumar: Shayad. pehli baar hum mil rahe hain Inside, there was a unknown man sitting in the living room. Sanjay Kumar: Baat ho sakti hai? Mera naam Sanjay Kumar hai. Mere hi summons aate hai. Karishma Singhania: Meri tabiyat thik nahin hai, baithiye. Sanjay Kumar: Koi baat nahin...Humein sirf yeh puchna hai ki anil ji hai ya nahin. Hai toh baat karte the nahin hai toh chalte hai. Aur koi issue nahin hai. Karishma Singhania: Nahin bahar gaye hai Sanjay Kumar: Main kya yahan Thane mein aaya hua tha..Socha mil leta hun. Karishma Singhania: Nahin woh toh nahin hai Sanjay Kumar: Baithne se koi fayda nahin Karishma Singhania: Koi mesaage ho toh dijiye Sanjay Kumar: Message yahi hai ki office aa jaye...bus Karishma Singhania: Aapka toh summon aaya tha humko...Toh main mesaage de deti hun Sanjay Kumar: Pukka ?Karishma Singhania: Haan ji pukka..Aise kaise nahin Sanjay Kumar: Abhi baat nahin ho sakti oonse (anil ji) ? Karishma Singhania: Nahin mere pass jo number hai oonka woh switch off aa raha hai. Sanjay Kumar: Yahin par hai ya bahar gaye hainKarishma Singhania: Nahin bahar gaye hai. Sanjay Kumar: Pehle Bombay gaye the advocate ke pass..Abhi nahin maalum. Bacche bhi bahar hai. Sanjay Kumar: Chaliye Karishma Singhania: Meri tabiyat thik nahin hai Sanjay Kumar: Koi baat nahin..Aap aaram karein Karishma Singhania: Main kya bolun aapke liye ? Sanjay Kumar: Boliye office bulaya tha...Bus office aa jaaye. Idhar udhar bhagne se koi fayda nahin. Karishma Singhania: Woh toh aapki baat sahi hai. CBI officers, led by former Joint Director J P Singh, conducting searches. (Photo courtesy: ABINET.ORG) Sanjay Kumar: Cooperate karenge. Aisa hai musibat se bhagne se musibat solve nahin hogi. Saamne aaye. Oonko lagta hai ki humein koi galat fehmi hai toh oonke aane se dur hogi. Karishma Singhania: Do mins baithenge aap Sanjay Kumar: Nahin abhi hum chalenge...Baithne se koi matlab nahin...Jinse matlab hai woh hai nahin toh, aap kyun baitha rahi hai. Thik hai..Aap bata dijiye. Thank u. Karishma Singhania: Bus itna hi bolna hai naa ? Sanjay Kumar: Haan office aa jaye. Karishma Singhania: Aapka number mil sakta hai Sanjay Kumar: Landline hai...Oos summon mein hai. Karishma Singhania: Aap toh idhar hai naa (means in Thane) Sanjay Kumar: Nahin...Main toh jaa raha hun...Main on the way tha..aaya tha kuch kaam se. Socha..Chalte hai. Kal ka summon toh diya hua tha...Humne chance liya ki bhaithe hai toh baat kar leta hun...nahin hai toh oonki kismat. Karishma Singhania: Aapka mobile num hai? Nahin toh mein apni baby se baat karun do minute. Sanjay Kumar: Kya karegi bachi. Vaise bacchon ko involve nahin karein. Karishma Singhania: Nahin...main oonse puchungi ki papa ka loi phone call aaya kya ? Sanjay Kumar: Nahin koi fayda nahin. Aap oonko bol dijiye ki...Aa jaaye.(Photo courtesy: ABINET.ORG) The ED team leaves the location. Meanwhile, as per the cctv footages, available on the social media - shows Karishma after closing the door makes a telephonic call to someone and inform him/her about the officials visit. Today, Anil Singhania has got an interim relief in this cricket betting case and living a free life, whereas - all three ED officials are living a tainted life - with an allegations of extortion and bribery. Fact remains, not only betting, Singhania also faces charges for extortion, intimidation and fraud. Till now - CBI has not found any concrete evidence against all three ED officials - not even the bribe amount of allegedly Rs 15 crore."Losing senior officer J P Singh and few others in the alleged bribery case, was not only a big jolt to the department, but also gave a bad name to the agency," one ED official said. As a result, two seniormost ED officials (including the special director) of the Western Region were shunted out on December 30, 2015.But in all, if sources are believed than - the entire cricket and IPL betting investigation has almost slowed down or could be said "crippled" after this incident. Today, half of the arrested cricket bookies are out on bail, remaining would also come out soon and many other bookies against whom action was planned are now roaming free."We were almost near to catch the Pakistani and Dubai bookies, deeply involved with Indian bookies in all the cricket matches of last three years. But now, situation is that the ED has no face and reply in Ahmedabad High Court against these bookies," a source told Indiatoday.inOne ED official summed up the entire incident by saying, "Allegations of bribery and shunting out of ED officials from the cricket betting case was one of the biggest conspiracy by bookies, underworld and the government officials."Currently, a new team of ED officers under the leadership of new joint director and new special director is investigating the cricket betting case in Ahmedabad.
Did cricket bookies hatched plan to badname ED officers? - India Today
2016-01-29Cops crack house break-in cases, arrest 2 - Times of India
Cops crack house break-in cases, arrest 2 Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Jan 30, 2016, 02.58 AM IST Thane: The cops seem to have cracked the house break-in cases in Ulhasnagar and Kalyan with the arrest of two persons. The police also recovered stolen valuables to the tune of Rs 3.17 lakh. The accused, identified as Raiees Shaikh (26) and Jitu Kadam (20), were traced with the help of CCTV footage acquired from a building where the duo had carried out a buglary. The Thane police laid a trap and arrested the duo from their residence. The duo have been arrested earlier as well for pickpocketing, a police official said. The valuables seized were silver idols of Gods, silver spoons, bronze utensils, etc. The duo have been remanded to police custody till January 30.
2016-01-282016 will solve Thane's garbage dumping problems - Daily News & Analysis
2016 will solve Thane's garbage dumping problems
2016-01-27Mumbai Girl Commits Suicide Allegedly Because She Couldn't Bear Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Huffington Post India
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2016-01-27Two arrested for trading in leopard skin - The Asian Age
Two arrested for trading in leopard skin Jan 28, 2016 | Age Correspondent | mumbai Thane crime branch unit 3 has arrested a person for possessing a leopard skin worth Rs 7 lakh. Two persons were arrested from Kalyan station. They were planning to sell the skin to a customer in Kalyan-Ulhasnagar. Acting on a tip-off that some people were planning to sell leopard skin in Kalyan, four officials from Thane crime branch unit 3, along with Kalyan police, laid a trap to arrest the culprits. We arrested them at a spot near Kalyan station. We checked their bags and found leopard skin inside. We arrested the accused. During interrogation, it came to the fore that these people are regulars in the business of selling animal skin. This time, they had come to sell the skin to a businessman in Kalyan-Ulhasnagar, said PRO Gajanan Kabdule. He added, We have recovered a gun from them. The accused have been identified as Mralidhar Jagkar and Raghunath Shelar. There is one more middle man who provided the skin to these men. We are on the lookout for him. We have registered a case under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 9, 39, 48 (a), 29 (B), 50 and 51. In 2014, Thane police has seized tiger skin from two persons in the city's Teen Hath Naka area. That skin was worth Rs 7 lakh in the Indian market and at least Rs 20 lakh in the international market. The skin had been brought from Nashik.
2016-01-27Mumbai Suburb Rotary District Governor Elect Visits Katy - www.katymagazine.com (press release) (blog)
Mumbai Suburb Rotary District Governor Elect Visits Katy Dr. Chandrashekhar Kolvekar, the district Governor elect of Rotary International District 3142 passed through Katy on his way to Florida. Dr. Kolvekar is an anesthesiologist and an active community social worker. He presided over a suburb Rotary club near Mumbai about 27 years ago and initiated milestone projects which helped many people in the area. Dr. Chandu met with Rotarian and local Katy resident, Sanjay Bhatia. Mr. Bhatia is supporting his home club in some unique ways such as carpooling with co-workers and using saved money to sponsor poor children's education. He calls this initiative Educating Children by Saving the Environment. Mr. Bhatia and a Rotary Club of Ulhasnagar arranged a program for children in an orphanage in Ulhasnagar, near Mumbai. Mr. Bhatia also supports the project Make My App. This program provides young people a platform to share their software application development ideas in a competition, and then guides them to copyrighting, patenting, and starting their own IT company. He has developed his own ERP App software products.
2016-01-27Mumbai Girl Commits Suicide Allegedly Because She Couldn't Bear Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Huffington Post India
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2016-01-26Period pains force 20-year-old Mumbai woman to end life - Mid-Day
Period pains force 20-year-old Mumbai woman to end life By Sadaguru Pandit |Posted 26-Jan-2016 A 20-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide because of menstrual complications. Her mother said she was depressed as she suffered from excessive bleeding during her period. Shivaji Nagar police officials confirmed that the woman hanged herself while nobody was at home. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when Sonal Gaverner was alone at home. According to the investigating officers, Gaverner's family had been away at a religious function at Ulhasnagar since 1 pm. The girl was unemployed and had earlier dropped out of school because of her family's financial condition. She lived with her mother, who worked as a domestic help, and her younger sister, both of whom weren't at home when the incident took place, said S Salunkhe PSI and investigating officer in the case. Traumatised According to the statement given to police officials, when the family returned home around 5 pm, Gaverner's sister called out to her. When she failed to get a response, she pushed the door which was open only to find her sister hanging from the ceiling fan. Gaverner was immediately rushed to the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. Doctors from the hospital said that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival. When asked about the cause of suicide, Salunkhe said that Gaverner was under a lot of stress due to the menstrual complications she was facing, which ultimately led her to ending her life. The family is very poor. Her mother stated that the victim would suffer excessive bleeding during her period, which depressed her immensely. According to the statements of the neighbours and family members, the victim committed suicide due to this depression, added Salunkhe. The police officials have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and have handed over the body to the family post the forensic analysis, which took place on Sunday evening.
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2016-01-26Depressed over irregular menstrual cycle girl hangs self - Daily News & Analysis
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2016-01-25Thane: Man, two grandsons drown in Ulhas river - Mid-Day
Thane: Man, two grandsons drown in Ulhas river By Faisal Tandel |Posted 25-Jan-2016 A 58-year-old man and his two grandsons drowned in Ulhas river on Sunday. According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Dignarayan Singh (58), Arjun Singh (13) and Ayush Singh (12). They are residents of Dhobi Ghar, in Kamla Nehru Nagar in Ulhasnagar. On Sunday, the two kids, along with a friend named Manoj, and their and grandfather visited the riverside in Ulhas river, at Maharal village, to enjoy picnic. "The incident took place at around 4 pm. Onlookers claimed the three kids were enjoying in water and went deep inside. Dignarayan saw them shouting for help and jumped inside to save them. None of them were able to swim. An alert citizen went to save them and rescued Manoj, but the other three drowned," said a police officer from Titwala police station, who was on the spot for rescue operations, along with fire brigade officials. All the three deceased were shifted to a civic hospital in Ulhasnagar, where they were declared dead by doctors. A case of accidental death has been reported at the Titwala police station of Thane rural police.
Thane: Man, two grandsons drown in Ulhas river - Mid-Day
2016-01-24Man dives in river to save grandsons, all 3 drown - Times of India
Man dives in river to save grandsons, all 3 drown Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jan 25, 2016, 05.24 AM IST KALYAN: A 60-year-old man from Ulhasnagar and his two minor grandsons drowned in River Ulhas on Sunday evening. The man, Deep Narayan Singh, had gone for a stroll by the riverside with the two boys Arjun (12) and Ayush (10) when the children decided to take a dip. The boys unwittingly veered into the deep and started struggling to stay afloat. That's when Deep Narayan plunged into the water to rescue the boys. As he could not swim, he too drowned. Onlookers alerted the police who called up the fire brigade. However, the rescue team was delayed due to heavy traffic. By then, the police, with the help of a few local men, managed to bring out the three who had, by then, drowned. Sub-inspector S Wagh of Titwala police station said that initial inquiries showed that the man dived in to rescue the boys. Arujn was in class VI, Aayush in class IV.
2016-01-23Maha Guv for resolving disposal of waste issue in Thane dist - Business Standard
Maha Guv for resolving disposal of waste issue in Thane dist Press Trust of India | Thane (Maha) Last Updated at January 23, 2016 23:42 IST Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said he will call a meeting of the elected representatives, office bearers, government officials and the district guardian minister to resolve the issue of treatment and disposal of waste in the district. The problem is being faced by several civic bodies in the district including Thane, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivili. The Governor said he will call a meeting of the elected representatives, office bearers, government officials and the district guardian minister (Eknath Shinde) to resolve the issue and for a speed up the process to start the Taloja waste disposal plant. Rao today launched the' Swach Bhiwandi programme' under the 'Swach Maharashtra' initiative. "When I was coming to the city flying in the helicopter I saw that the city was totally dirty with garbage every where. This situation needs to be changed and a cleanliness drive should be undertaken in the coming years to make it clean," he added. "The state government will give all possible support and there is no dearth of funds for the programme," the Governor said. He also appealed corporates and industries around Thane to be part of the Swatch Bharat mission and spend 2 per cent of their profit as CSR for the projects falling under the cleanliness drive. Eknath Shinde along with other senior government officials was present for the programme.
2016-01-22Cops explore family tiff angle in bldr death - Times of India
Cops explore family tiff angle in bldr death TNN | Jan 23, 2016, 12.20 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: The GRP is probing family dispute angle in the suicide case of builder Amar Bhatia. The police said that so far, no foul play or any pressure from any government agencies has emerged to be a trigger for Bhatia to commit suicide. The police are now waiting to record the statement of Bhatia's wife, who had gone to her maternal home following his death. She is expected to return on Monday. "We made inquiries at Mohan Group, where Bhatia was one of the directors, but all employees have said they are not aware of any harassment that Bhatia was subjected to," said Anant Rane, senior inspector of Kalyan GRP. Meanwhile, a social activist from Mumbai has filed a PIL in the Bombay high court, demanding a CBI probe into the matter.
2016-01-21उल्हासनगरातून बालकामगारांची सुटका
उल्हासनगरातून बालकामगारांची सुटका Maharashtra Times | Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 01:32AM IST ठाणे: हॉटेल, भंगारचे दुकान, चहाची टपरी, चायनिजच्या पदार्थांच्या गाड्या आदींवर राबणाऱ्या १० बालकामगारांची पोलिसांनी सुटका केली आहे. ठाणे शहर चाइल्ड प्रोटेक्शन युनिट, जिल्हा बाल संरक्षण कक्ष आणि सरकारी कामगार अधिकारी यांच्या दोन पथकाने उल्हासनगरातील विठ्ठलवाडी व हिललाइन येथे केलेल्या कारवाईतून दहा बालकामगारांची मुक्तता केली. उल्हासनगर परिसरातील कारखानदार आणि दुकानदार यांना धक्का देत ठाणे शहर चाइल्ड प्रोटेक्शन युनिटने 'ऑपरेशन स्माईल २' अंतर्गत शनिवारी मिळालेल्या माहितीआधारे विठ्ठलवाडी आणि हिललाइन येथे धाड टाकली. त्यावेळी हॉटेल, भंगारचे दुकान, चहाची टपरी, चायनिज पदार्थांच्या गाड्या आदींवर काम करणाऱ्या बालकामगारांची पोलिसांनी सुटका केली. मुंबईच्या 'जस्टीस अन्ड केअर' या स्वयंसेवी संस्थेच्या मदतीने मुलांचे पुनर्वसन करण्यात येणार आहे. जिल्हा बाल संरक्षण कक्षाचे परमेश्वर धसाडे, सरकारी कामगार अधिकारी अरुण सावळकर, पोलिस सबइन्स्पेक्टर राजीव मोरे, प्रकाश राणे, हवालदार निकम, प्रमोद पाटील यांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली कारवाई करण्यात आली. या प्रकरणी विठ्ठलवाडी पोलिस ठाण्यात चौघांविरोधात गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला, अशी माहिती चाइल्ड प्रोटेक्शन युनिटचे पोलिस सबइन्स्पेक्टर राजीव मोरे यांनी 'मटा'शी बोलताना दिली.
2016-01-20Thieves walk into food joints, snatch patrons' cellphones - Times of India
Thieves walk into food joints, snatch patrons cellphones Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jan 21, 2016, 05.06 AM IST KALYAN: A gang of three cellphone thieves has targeted six people at food joints in Thane district over the last five days. One of the thieves walks into a restaurant to ask for a glass of water to drink or pretends to be waiting to place his order for a takeaway, before spiriting away the cellphone of a patron who is eating at the joint. In a couple of instances, two robbers have been captured on cameras set up at the food joints. The first incident was reported on Saturday morning in Bhiwandi. A cellphone dealer, Faraj Shaikh, said he was having a bite at a restaurant near the ST bus depot when a young man walked in and asked for water to drink. Shaikh was caught unawares as the man grabbed his bag and escaped from the restaurant. The police said that a few eyewitnesses said that the man jumped onto a motorcycle on which two of his accomplices were waiting outside, and the three sped away. A case has been registered at Shanti Nagar police station. A 70-year-old businessman Jayramdas Jumrani, who resides in Ulhasnagar, has been targeted twice, said one of his family members. In another incident, a 23- year-old man R K Pamnani, who was at an ice cream parlour in Ulhasnagar, was relieved of his cellphone by a man who pretended to be in queue to place an order. The camera at the ice cream shop shows the man fleeing after snatching Pamnani's cellphone. Considering the number of thefts in less than a week, the police are trying to track down the gang with help from camera footage, said an officer. Senior inspector of Ulhasnagar police station, Kishor Jadhav, said they are working on some "good leads".
2016-01-20Cops say Amar Bhatia killed self, friends disagree - The Asian Age
Cops say Amar Bhatia killed self, friends disagree Jan 21, 2016 | Age Correspondent | mumbai In the case of the mysterious death of builder Amar Bhatia, whose body was found on the railway tracks a few days ago, the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Tuesday recorded statements of some directors of his company as well as family members. Police officials said that according to Mr Bhatia's family and business partners, he was not facing any problems. Statements of the managing director of Mohan Group, Jitendra Lalchandani, and two maternal uncles of Mr Bhatia have been recorded by the police. The police officers said, Mr Bhati's uncle said he was living a very happy life with his family. I know him very well since childhood and I know how he reacts to situations. He could not have committed suicide. Mohan Group has 16 partners and 12 projects. According to Mr Lalchandani's statement, There is not a single illegality in their projects nor was Mr Bhatia facing any financial crisis. There must be some other reason for his death, not business issues. DCP Rupali Ambure said, We are conducting our investigation. We can't tell anything till we complete our procedure of taking statements from everyone. The body of Mr Bhatia (38) was found on the tracks between Ambernath and Badlapur stations on Sunday. While the police think it is a case of suicide, some of Mr Bhatia's close acquaintances say it is murder. Mr Bhatia, one of the directors of Mohan Group, a leading construction firm, lived with his wife and 10-year-old son Romit in Ulhasnagar. They found his body at 1am Sunday.
2016-01-2010 child labourers rescued in 3-hour operation - NYOOOZ
10 child labourers rescued in 3-hour operation TOI Thane Tue,19 Jan 2016 Thane: The Thane Child Protection Unit (CPU) recently rescued 10 children who were forced to work at various tea stalls, food stalls and garment workshops in Ulhasnagar. The teenagers, who hail from lower middle class families were forced into child labour by their parents to fight the financial condition of their families. The CPU had received a tip-off about children doing odd jobs at various stalls in Ulhasnagar. Accordingly two teams were set up who kept a close watch to check if kids were forced to work. Following a confirmation, the area was raided and around 10 children were rescued in a three-hour operation. "Surprisingly, none of the children were orphans, in fact they belonged to lower middle class families. The officers were shocked when they got to know that their parents had asked them to take up such jobs and earn some money to fight poverty," informed sub-inspector Rajiv More of the Thane, CPU. A complaint has been filed with the Vithalwadi and Hill Line police stations against six people who had employed these children. The children were sent to a children's rescue home in Ulhasnagar and will later be reunited with their parents.
2016-01-2024 CR stations without masters - Mumbai Mirror
24 CR stations without masters Mumbai Mirror | Jan 20, 2016, 04.22 AM IST GTB Nagar is among the 24 railway stations, which operates without a station masterBy Kamal Mishra Clerks in-charge double up as station masters here after CR gave up the posts to cost-cutting measures of the 90s. Ever wondered why Central Railways services are so dismal? Here's the answer, or at least a part of it: 24 of the 76 stations on the central line do not have station managers. A station master plays a pivotal role in train operations and general upkeep of the station. He is supposed to attend to any accident that takes place in the area under his jurisdiction, assume charge of the site and oversee relief measures. He is also mandated to note information that may be required for investigation and also ensure that everything is in good nick. In all these 24 stations, the head of the booking clerks doubles up as the station master. Although he is empowered and accountable just as the station manager, it's not the ideal situation as double work load often interferes with clerk in-charge's daily duties. "It's also detrimental for passengers' safety," says Praveen Vajpayee, general secretary of Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh. The stations functioning without a full-time station master are Airoli, Rabale, Ghansoli, Nahur, Kalwa, Mumbra. Thakurli, Koper, Dockyard Road, Cotton Green, GTB Nagar, Vidya Vihar, Kanjurmarg, Chinchpokli, Curry Road, Tilak Nagar, Govandi, Sanpada, Seawood, Khandeshwar, Vithalwadi, Ulhasnagar, Shahad and Ambivali. While around 25,000 passengers travel daily through stations like Rabale, Koper, Dockyard Road and Tilak Nagar, the footfall in GTB Nagar, Govandi is over 50,000. In Mumbra, the figure touches 80,000 daily. In order to understand why the railways have adopted such a cavalier attitude towards these 24 stations on the Central line, one has to step back in time a little bit. In the nineties, when Indian Railways was reeling under a fund crunch, some drastic costcutting measures were adopted. These included doing away with the master's post in stations which did not have a signal, panel (the controlling panel from where crossover tracks are controlled) and points (the physical point where the tracks cross over). The clerk in-charge was made responsible for such stations. Largely, such stations were the ones in small towns and villages where there was hardly any train traffic. The Central Railway, in its wisdom, decided to implement the cost-cutting measures while the Western Railway decided against doing so since a large number of passengers and trains pass through Mumbai. Central Railway spokesperson AK Singh told Mirrorthat a station master was not required in stations that did not have signals, panels, and points. Such stations are managed by the clerk in-charge. However, the importance of the station master is not lost on the Western Railway. Shailendra Kumar, divisional manger Mumbai Central in Western Railway, said that the work of a station master had increased manifold and thus the post has become very important. The station master's brief is to ensure efficient working of all public facilities and utilities. Subhash Gu[pta, member, Zonal Railway Users' Consultative Committee, said: "Running stations without station mangers is a very serious issue. I think Central Railway is playing with passengers' safety. And I think this is the basic reason why quality of Western and Central Railway services is so vastly different." he added.
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2016-01-19I am committing suicide: Thane builder sends message to uncle - Mid-Day
I am committing suicide: Thane builder sends message to uncle By Faisal Tandel |Posted 19-Jan-2016 Builder Amar Bhatia had sent this message to his uncle before he died but his friends and family still insist he didn't commit suicide. While builder Amar Bhatia's family claims that his death is not a suicide, his uncle Rajkumar Bhatia has revealed that Amar had sent him a message saying I am committing suicide. Take care of my wife and child on Saturday night. Amar Bhatia was one of the directors of Mohan Group that had infrastructural projects across Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Pune and Goa. He had also updated his status on social networking website Facebook on December 12 last year that said Zindagi mazdoor hoti ja rahi hai, aur log seth bol kar tana marte hain which suggests that he could have been depressed. Amar Bhatia (40), an Ulhasnagar-based builder, who used to live with his wife and 13-year-old son Ronit at Priya Apartment in front of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, was found dead on railway tracks between Ambarnath and Badlapur in the wee hours on Sunday. Though the cops suspect that Amar committed suicide, his close relatives denied it. After attending a wedding on Saturday night, he came back home around 8pm. As he had to go to another function with his family, he told his wife that he will return in sometime but didn't. He was last seen online on a messaging application at 10:46pm on Saturday, said a close relative on condition of anonymity. A motorman of Duronto Express informed Kalyan government railway police about Bhatia's accident. The motorman informed us about the accident around 1 am on Sunday. We are trying to find which train hit him, said Rupali Ambure, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Government Railway Police, Central Division. Amar was one of the directors of Mohan Group that had infrastructural projects across Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Pune and Goa. Sources from the building company said they were going to expand their project towards Thakurli and Dombivli also.
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2016-01-1910 child labourers rescued in 3-hour operation - Times of India
10 child labourers rescued in 3-hour operation Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Jan 19, 2016, 09.50 PM IST Thane: The Thane Child Protection Unit (CPU) recently rescued 10 children who were forced to work at various tea stalls, food stalls and garment workshops in Ulhasnagar. The teenagers, who hail from lower middle class families were forced into child labour by their parents to fight the financial condition of their families. The CPU had received a tip-off about children doing odd jobs at various stalls in Ulhasnagar. Accordingly two teams were set up who kept a close watch to check if kids were forced to work. Following a confirmation, the area was raided and around 10 children were rescued in a three-hour operation. "Surprisingly, none of the children were orphans, in fact they belonged to lower middle class families. The officers were shocked when they got to know that their parents had asked them to take up such jobs and earn some money to fight poverty," informed sub-inspector Rajiv More of the Thane, CPU. A complaint has been filed with the Vithalwadi and Hill Line police stations against six people who had employed these children. The children were sent to a children's rescue home in Ulhasnagar and will later be reunited with their parents. Officials said they would now counsel the parents and ensure that the kids are going to school. The CPU had launched this operation in the first week of January, following the success of its first initiative called Muskaan last year. Till now, the unit has rescued 47 children who were missing, orphans, kidnapped, etc amongst who were 34 boys and 13 girls. This is also the first time in the past few months that so many children have been rescued in a single operation.
2016-01-18Another Thane builder found dead on tracks - Mumbai Mirror
Another Thane builder found dead on tracksBy Divyesh SinghDivyesh Singh, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 18, 2016, 09.21 AM ISTTweetShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsTweetShare MoreEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeURL copied to clipboardGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesEven as Thane builder Suraj Parmar's suicide is under probe, the discovery of yet another builder's body continues the disturbing pattern of deaths of developers in the metropolitan under inexplicable circumstances. The body of 38-year-old Amar Bhatia was found on the tracks between Ambernath and Badlapur railway stations on Sunday. While the police think it is a suicide, Bhatia's kin dispute the fact, alleging he may have been killed. Bhatia, one of the directors of Mohan Group, a leading construction firm, lived with his wife and 10-year-old son Romit at Priya apartments in Camp No. 3 in Ulhasnagar. On Saturday, he was to attend a relative's wedding ceremony along with his family. "Bhatia was to leave with his wife and son at 8 pm to attend the mehendi ceremony in the evening. He left home telling his wife he was going to meet someone and would be back in time for the ceremony," said Pradeep Ramchandani, a family friend. When Bhatia did not show up, his wife began calling him up and sending messages to his phone. But he did not respond. "She got very worried and called Bhatia's brother Papan, who also tried to contact him. The 'last seen' on Bhatia's WhatsApp read 10:47 pm," Ramchandani said. The worried family started calling up his friends and partners but no one had any idea about Bhatia's whereabouts. Finally, Papan, his friends and Romit went looking for him, aided by a mobile app Papan had asked Bhatia to install on his phone. The app traced the phone through GPS and displayed the locations on all the other phones linked to it, Papan's being one of them. Following the inputs from the app, the group reached a secluded level crossing between Ambernath and Badlapur stations, where Romit spotted his father's car. But there was nobody inside. The app showed Bhatia's location to be a few metres ahead. The search party started walking in that direction, and some 50 feet ahead, saw a body lying on the tracks in a pool of blood. It was 1:30 am when Papan and Romit recognised Bhatia's face and broke down. It seemed to them he had been run over by a train. The Government Railway Police (GRP) was alerted and officials from Kalyan GRP arrived at the scene. RUN OVER? "Bhatia was run over by the Duronto Express. It is a case of trespassing. Initial investigation doesn't point to foul play but the probe is on. The family members are not in a state where we can record their statements. Once we speak to them, we will find out more," said a senior GRP officer. Railway police commissioner Madhukar Pandey told Mumbai Mirror, "We have received information that Bhatia had sent SMSes to his relatives stating that he was under depression and that he would end his life. To get more details we will retrieve Bhatia's call detail records (CDR)." Bhatia's kin, however, say he couldn't have committed suicide and allege that he was killed, and his body dumped at the tracks. "Bhatia was financially sound. His business was doing well. The spot where his body was found is 3 km from a project named Mohan Meadows that his company had constructed in 2013. This indicates he had gone there willingly and could have committed suicide, but the reason behind the extreme step is not known," said a builder from Ulhasnagar who is a family friend to the Bhatias. "Police should carry out a thorough probe to find out what led Bhatia to the tracks, and whether it is a suicide or an accident. The builder fraternity stands with the Bhatia family in these difficult times," said Manoj Rai, vicepresident, Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), Kalyan. "The Duronto Express passes through Ambernath and Badlapur areas at the time the man seems to have been hit, so it is possible the train ran him over. As of now, we have registered an accidental death, but further investigation is on," said Ritesh Ahir, public relations officer, GRP. You Might Also LikeRecommended By Colombia From around the webMore from Mumbai MirrorRecommended By Colombia
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2016-01-17Rs 12crore for better water supply - Times of India
Rs 12crore for better water supply TNN | Jan 17, 2016, 01.07 PM IST Pimpri Chinchwad: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will receive Rs 12.15 crore as the first instalment of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the year 2015-16. The funds thus released will be used for water supply and land development. The Pune Municipal Corporation will get Rs 15 lakh under AMRUT for the same period. The Union government has released first installment of central assistance amounting to Rs 182.98 crore for the state government. These funds will be used for 43 cities across the state. The state has released its proportionate share of Rs 91.49 crore for the purpose. The biggest beneficiary of AMRUT in Maharashtra is the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, which has got Rs 33.61 crore for underground drainage and garden/open spaces projects. The second highest amount has been released for the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation (AMC) which has got Rs 26.79 crore for water supply, solar energy and garden/open spaces projects. The Union ministry of urban development has released the first installment of central assistance under AMRUT through a letter dated December 22, 2015. The amount of Rs 182.98 crore is 20% of the approved central assistance of Rs 914.92 crore for implementation of projects related to water supply, sewerage and parks/ green spaces. The total approved size of the state annual action plan of Maharashtra is Rs 1,989.41 crore for 2015.16. The Union government has warned that funds released for AMRUT mission projects must be utilized for the designated purpose only. The letter states: "Diversion of central grants for purposes other than the mission projects shall entail levy of penal interest on the amount and any other action by the apex committee and may include adverse effect on release of grants. The amount of central assistance should be kept in separate account and be open to inspection/ audit as per provisions." The PCMC has been given the first installment for projects related to water supply and gardens/ open spaces. Some of these funds are also for solar energy and sewage projects. Of the 25 municipal bodies selected under AMRUT, the Union and state governments have released the first installment for 13 municipal bodies which includes Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Mira-Bhayander, Kolhapur, Sangli-Miraj and Nanded-Waghala. Pimpri Chinchwad, Jalgaon, Malegaon, Akola, Nagpur and Chandrapur civic bodies have got funds for water supply and gardens/ open spaces projects. The state government has appointed the collector of districts concerned as controlling officers for the release of funds. The collector has to release the funds in the name of the municipal commissioner or the chief executive officer and submit an action report to the state government. Pimpri Chinchwad municipal commissioner Rajiv Jadhav said, "The state government has issued a government resolution about the release of the first installment and we expect to get the funds soon." He said the civic body will prepare detailed project reports of the projects approved under AMRUT and send it for approval of the state level committee.
2016-01-14Road rage victim receives calls to withdraw case - Daily News & Analysis
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2016-01-13Refill CNG at night, pay less - The Hindu
Refill CNG at night, pay less Piyush Pandey print Soon you may pay less for refuelling your vehicle at night. The Mahanagar Gas (MGL), the only supplier of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the megapolis is planning to introduce differential pricing for late night consumers. This, it hopes will also address the demand crunch it is facing with half the city CNG stations being under utilised. Though CNG is 30-40 per cent cheaper than both petrol and diesel in Mumbai, the utilisation level is very low not only in the city but across the country. Between 10 pm and 6 am, CNG stations hardly attract any costumers and this is a major concern, said MGL MD Rajeev Mathur at an industry event. There is a perception that filling CNG is time consuming even though during peak hours, users have hardly 2-3 minutes waiting time, he added. MGL supplies CNG to four lakh vehicles in Mumbai, Thane, Mira Road-Bhayander, and Navi Mumbai and beyond and has an ambitious target of catering to 10 lakh vehicles in the next five years.Without specifying any timeframe for lower CNG prices at night, Mr Mathur said that dropping the CNG price by Re 1 a kg may or may not give you the desired results but they would look at it closely to lower prices at night. MGL is fast spreading its network in its authorized areas of Kalyan, Dombivali, Ambernath, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi Panvel, Taloja and Kharghar and plans to almost double the CNG stations to over 330 in the coming years.
2016-01-134 held with Rs 70 lakh in foreign currency - The Indian Express
4 held with Rs 70 lakh in foreign currency By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Jan 14, 2016, 5:10 THE Kurla railway police have arrested four persons for possessing foreign currency worth Rs 70 lakh, in Euros and US Dollars. The accused are residents of Ulhasnagar and are currently in police custody for being unable to explain why they were carrying the large sum. The arrests were made at the Kurla railway station. Sources said the Anti-Terrorism Squad would also question the accused, adding that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had been intimated too. Acting on a tip-off about four persons travelling with large sums of money, officers said, the police laid a trap at platform number 4 of the Kurla railway station on January 10 around 6 pm. The accused carrying trolley bags were identified after they alighted from the train. Upon search, investigators said, Euros 39,000 and US$61,000 were found in their possession. The total estimate of the unaccounted foreign currency is nearly Rs 70 lakh. The foreign currency was found concealed inside a compartment in the bag. We have also seized their passport and visas. The passports have a few stamps of foreign nations, said a senior police officer attached with the Kurla railway police who did not wish to divulge more details. According to the sources, preliminary probe has revealed that the money was to buy gold bars to be smuggled out of the country. We are probing all angles, and suspect that the accused maybe a part of a terrorist organisation, said another senior official. mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com
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2016-01-12Road rage: Shivajinagar police ask victim to settle case - Daily News & Analysis
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2016-01-114 of family found unconscious with burn injuries in Thane - Business Standard
4 of family found unconscious with burn injuries in Thane Thane (Maha) Last Updated at January 11, 2016 18:32 IST Four members of a family, including a toddler, were found in an unconscious state with burn injuries, inside their house in the wee hours today at Ambarnath township in the district, police said. Around 3 AM, locals saw smoke coming out of the house of 35-year-old Sanjay Choudhary in Buvapada colony, Thane police official Gajanan Kabdule said. According to police, it may be that Sanjay allegedly attempted suicide and tried to kill his family members. "As the house door was locked, the locals including the neighbours broke it and entered the house. They found four persons - Sanjay, his wife Madhavi (32) and their children Rani (8) and Anuj (1) - lying on the floor in an unconscious state with burn injuries," he said. They were rushed to Central Hospital at Ulhasnagar and later shifted to the JJ Hospital in Mumbai and are battling for life, he added. Police officials said Sanjay, who hailed from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh came here some four months back and resided with his family at a 'chawl' (housing colony) in Buvapada locality. He worked with a garment factory in the Ambarnath Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation area. No case has been registered in this regard till now and investigations are underway, police said.
2016-01-11Couple set selves, two children ablaze in Ambernath - Times of India
Couple set selves, two children ablaze in Ambernath Pradeep Gupta Jan 12, 2016, 01.14 AM IST Kalyan: A 35-year-old labourer at a garment factory and his wife reportedly set themselves and their two children on fire in their Ambernath home on Sunday night. While Sanjay Chaudhari and his two-year-old son Anuj succumbed to burn injuries at J J Hospital on Monday, his wife Mandavi (32) and eight-year-old daughter Rani are battling for their lives. Dr T P Lahane, dean of the JJ Group of Hospitals, told TOI, "The mother and daughter are on ventilator support. They are severely burnt, almost 100%, and very serious." The police are yet to ascertain the exact cause for the extreme action, but primary probe has revealed that the couple had marital problems. Around 10.30pm, neighbours heard screams from the Chaudharis room in the chawl. "We used an iron rod to break the door and were shocked to see all four of them engulfed in flames," said Gyanendra Jha, a neighbour. "We informed the fire brigade and the police and tried to douse the fire. We rushed them to Central hospital in Ulhasnagar." The doctors at Central Hospital sent the four victims to Sion hospital, from where they were later shifted to J J Hospital. The police said Sanjay, who was from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, had come to the city four months ago looking for a job, hence neighbours do not know much about the family. The Ambernath police are yet to file an FIR in the matter.
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2016-01-08City Briefs - The Hindu
Suresh Pujari aides arrested The Anti-Extortion Cell of the Thane police has arrested four members allegedly associated with wanted fugitive Suresh Pujari for planning to attack an Ambernath-based hotelier. Two pistols and seven live rounds have been recovered from the accused. The police said the quartet had been watching the hotelier for the past several days to get an idea of his routine before attacking him. Officials said one of the arrested accused was also involved in the murder of an Ulhasnagar-based cable operator in 2015.
2016-01-08Four carpenters working for Ravi Pujari held - Daily News & Analysis
Four carpenters working for Ravi Pujari held Four carpenters working for Ravi Pujari held By Arvind Walmiki Date published: Friday, 8 January 2016 - 6:40am IST | Agency: dna
2016-01-08Violent crimes in Thane city only second to Gadchiroli - Times of India
Violent crimes in Thane city only second to Gadchiroli Nishikant Karlikar| TNN | Jan 9, 2016, 12.00 AM IST Thane: The Gucchait family's plans for a long vacation during the summer of 2014 was shattered when their 12-year-old son mysteriously disappeared from their home in Sundar Nagar complex, Kalyan, on April 17. A day later, Rohan was found dead, in a nullah at the APMC flower market. In another horrifying incident, a 24-year-old newly married Priyanka Jagtap was stabbed to death by her obsessed lover, Dipesh Dodhad, in May 2015 when she was on her way to the exam centre. Violent crimes, once a rarity in the working class suburban neighbourhood, appears to be soaring in the Thane police commissionerate jurisdiction. The boom towns of Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar are now gaining notoriety as the wild west of Maharashtra. "The percentage of violent crime, including murder, attempt to murder, robbery, dacoity, etc, vis-a-vis other crimes in the state was 13.04 per cent in 2014. Thane city's record of violent crimes in that year was 20 per cent, which is above the state average. In fact, what is alarming is Thane's violent crime graph is just a notch lower than that of the Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district where the violent crime during the same year was 20.57 per cent,'' a police official quoting the annual crime report authored by the state CID told TOI. The incidents of robbery tops the list of violent crimes registered during 2014 with a total of 1,315 cases registered in the 33 police stations spanning Thane-Klayna-Bhiwandi-Badlapur townships. The cartel involved in child trafficking, kidnapping and abduction has been another big concern for the Thane police as 435 children mysteriously disappeared. A total of 117 murders were reported in the city in 2014, and the primary motive of the murdered being personal vendetta as well as illicit relationship, the report states. The rising violent crime, according to police is attributed to spurt in population and peculiar geographical location of the commissionerate. According to a senior police officer, parts of cities and mushrooming townships especially the illegal pockets falling under Thane police commissionerate is the amalgamation of rural and cosmopolitan culture. "The fast-changing demography of the city and the influx of migrants has triggered a spurt in violent crime in the region," a police officer informed. The scarcity of resources and the handful of staff face tough time while dealing with the crime rate. "Insufficient police strength under a single police station is possibly the prime reason of hampering the effective crime control measures in Thane though the recent crackdown on the criminal element has put on the brakes to an extent," said a police official. Another police claimed that inter-state gangs has now stretched their features in the key cities and vanish to other states which causes ordeal to crack cases also these leads them to carry out crime fearlessly. The citizens, however, differ with the opinion and section of them claim that the political patronage to the goons leads to the rise in the violent crimes. "There has to be a proper mechanism to thoroughly check the backgrounds of new people who have arrived in a particular area and have started residing there. Practically, the participation of citizens in keeping a check on anti-social elements is key with the support of the police," said Kiran Jadhav, a Khopat resident.
2016-01-08Cops return stolen jewellery, vehicles to victims - Times of India
Cops return stolen jewellery, vehicles to victims Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Jan 8, 2016, 10.58 PM IST Thane: Ulhasnagar resident Pushpa Rawat was beaming ear-to-ear to receive her stolen gold chain worth Rs 1 lakh at a function organised by the city police. The function was organised on Friday by the city police to return the stolen jewellery and stolen vehicles recovered from biker gangs and dacoits in various robbery cases that were filed in the last year. The booty returned was worth Rs 27.25 lakh and included ornaments like gold chains, mangalsutras, earrings, silver jewellery amongst others that were stolen by the chain-snatchers and dacoits. The function was presided by joint commissioner of police VV Laxminarayana and deputy commissioner of police Parag Manere. The cops returned jewellery to nearly 18 victims. As many as 19 stolen vehicles were returned to their owners by the cops. The Thane police commissionerate recorded 4,889 complaints of stolen valuables and has managed to recover 1,476 cases. The police incurred a total amount of Rs 16.66 crore from the recovered valuables in 2015. Gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 1.33 crore were stolen in the last year against 384 cases. There were 729 cases against vehicle robbery registered last year.
2016-01-07This chemistry geek creates history... - Daily News & Analysis
This chemistry geek creates history... This chemistry geek creates history... By Naveeta Singh Date published: Thursday, 7 January 2016 - 7:55am IST | Agency: dna
This chemistry geek creates history... - Daily News & Analysis
2016-01-06Chain-snatchings, street terror: It runs in the family - Mumbai Mirror
Chain-snatchings, street terror: It runs in the family By Divyesh Singh, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 7, 2016, 03.16 AM IST Family of seven involved in chain-snatchings slapped with charges under MCOCA; gang-leader is 65-yr-old woman, who is the head of the family. Fiza Hussain Sheikh was eight months pregnant when she was picked up by the Thane crime branch for her alleged role in selling off stolen booty that her extended family would steal. Fiza was lodged at Adharwadi central prison in Kalyan along with her mother Shera Bi Syed, who is the ringleader of the gang. In December, she gave birth to a baby boy at the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar. When the nurses asked her what she wanted to call her child, she said 'Kasab', almost spontaneously. Policemen posted at the hospital to keep guard said the name symbolised Fiza, and her family's close relationship with crime. Fiza is just one of the seven members of the family involved in chain snatchings. The operations are controlled by 65-year-old Shera Bi right from choosing the bike to be stolen for the chain-snatching to the rider and the chain-snatcher. A forthnight ago, the police initiated MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) proceedings against the seven members of the family as the crimes they committed were highly organised and they were repeat offenders. The seven members of this family are from the Baloch community, which is also referred to as the Afghan or Irani community, residing in Ambivali locality near Kalyan and are said to be involved in several such crimes committed in Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. In their report to the court, investigation officers described how this gang operated in an organised manner terrorising female pedestrians for their gold ornaments. Gold and valuables worth crores have been stolen and disposed of by the gang members. "The head of the family is a woman named Shera Bi Yusuf Syed, 65 who operates and controls activities of the members and also plans the execution at the chosen spots. Shera Bi not only monitors the execution of the hit, but also coordinates the sale of the stolen booty to her trusted goldsmiths and jewellers. She chooses the riders too and it could be anyone from her son to her grandson to her son in law," said a senior officer from the Thane crime branch. The crime branch chanced upon the group when Shera Bi would turn up regularly turn up at the police station pleading for the release of the accused caught in the act. "The initial arrest that led us to the gang happened in August last year and since then we kept a track on her. Along with her daughter, Fiza Hussain Shaikh, she would assure us that she would help us recover the booty if we helped her. But their real role became clear in November with the arrest of some more accused," the officer added. Sadik Ali alias Shakil Sayed, 35, and his younger brother Mehendi Yusuf Sayed, 28 - Shera Bi's sons would execute the robberies and chain snatchings as a pair while their cousin Kasim Mukhtar Irani, 19 would steal high-speed bikes for the crimes. The bikes were chosen by Shera Bi as the riders believed that it would bring them luck. Kasim used to get Rs 10-15,000 for stealing a bike. Kasim's brother Waseem alias Pichoti Irani, 25 was also one of the riders who was considered to be one of the fastest riders and was much sought after. The areas where the crime was executed were recced earlier by the rider and then the crime would be executed within a day or two. "Once out, the rider and snatcher would not return without executing three to four snatchings in a day. Shera Bi's gang was one of the major gangs operating in the area and they also sought services of others from the community. Fiza mastered the art of selling stolen booty and had managed to sell off stolen gold worth more than a crore," said another officer. Other than chain snatchings, the gang was also involved in duping and robbing senior citizens by posing as cops but as vigil was increased in Mumbai and Thane they shifted to chain snatchings. The youngest member of the gang is 17, Sadik's son. He started training to be a rider when he was 16. Shera Bi allowed him to join his father in 2015 and since then he has been with him executing snatchings in select areas. Thane police commissioner, Parambir Singh, termed the snatchings 'street terror'. "Chain snatchings not only lead to financial loss but it has a huge psychological effect on the victim too. It leaves a scar on her mind. We have started a massive crackdown on gangs involved in these crimes," he said.
Chain-snatchings, street terror: It runs in the family - Mumbai Mirror
2016-01-05Minor, three women rescued from flesh trade at Ulhasnagar - Daily News & Analysis
Minor, three women rescued from flesh trade at Ulhasnagar By Arvind Walmiki Date published: Tuesday, 5 January 2016 - 6:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna
2016-01-05हायवेवरील शोरूम्सना दणका
हायवेवरील शोरूम्सना दणका Updated: Jan 6, 2016, 12:24AM IST महापालिकेच्या हद्दीतून जाणाऱ्या कल्याण- कर्जत राज्य हायवेवरील शांतिनगर परिसरातील ६३ ऑटोशोरूम चालकांना पालिकेच्या जागेचा बेकायदा वापर केल्याप्रकरणी आयुक्तांनी पाच कोटी रुपयांच्या भाडेआकारणीची नोटीस पाठवल्याने शोरूमचालकांचे धाबे दणाणले आहेत. उल्हासनगर पालिकेने महापालिका हद्दीतून जाणाऱ्या राज्य हायवेचे रुंदीकरण सुरू केले आहे. मात्र या मार्गावर मोठ्या प्रमाणात चारचाकी वाहनांची शोरूम असून या शोरूमबाहेर चारचाकी वाहने विक्रीसाठी उभी केल्याने हा रस्ता जुन्या वाहनांनी व्यापलेला असतो. त्यामुळे या मार्गावर प्रचंड वाहतूक कोंडी होते. या दुकानदारांना राजकीय आशीर्वाद लाभल्याने त्यांच्यावर आजपर्यंत कोणतीही कारवाई करण्यात आली नव्हती. मात्र महापालिका आयुक्त मनोहर हिरे यांनी पदभार सांभाळल्यापासून रस्त्यावर अतिक्रमण करणाऱ्यांविरोधात जोरदार मोहीम उघडली आहे. या वाहन बाजाराविरुद्ध कारवाईचे आदेश आयुक्तांनी दिल्यानंतर पालिकेच्या मालमत्ता विभागाने दुकानदारांना सोमवारी नोटीस बजावल्या. वाहन विक्रेते हे पालिकेच्या जागेचा व्यवसायिक वापर करीत असल्याने महाराष्ट्र महापालिका अधिनियम ७९नुसार भाड्याची रक्कम वसुल करणार असल्याचे नमूद करण्यात आले आहे. हे दुकानदार किती चौरस फुट जागा कधीपासून वापरत आहेत, याचे मोजमाप घेतले असून त्यानुसार रेडीरेकनरच्या दरानुसार भाडे पाठविण्यात आलेल्या नोटीशीमध्ये नमूद केले आहे. सात दिवसांत भाडे न भरल्यास ही रक्कम मालमत्ता करांमध्ये समाविष्ट करून वसुल करण्यात येईल, असे उपायुक्त नितीन कापडणीस यांनी सांगितले.
2016-01-03Government to cover entire state under land sale scheme by April - Daily News & Analysis
Government to cover entire state under land sale scheme by April By Dhaval Kulkarni Date published: Sunday, 3 January 2016 - 7:45am IST | Agency: dna To ensure a move towards conclusive title of land, reduce frauds in property deals and cut down on red tape and procedural delays for land owners and buyers, the state government will cover Maharashtra under the e-mutation scheme by the end of the financial year. The project, which is being undertaken by the Settlement Commissioner and Director of Land Records, will see the database of the land records department, sub-registrar offices and tehsil offices being connected for real-time data-sharing and computerised 7/12 (rural land records) extracts being given to land owners. This digitisation will ensure reduction in procedures, litigation and red tape and will also bring about ease of doing business for industries. Maharashtra has around 2.11 crore holders of 7/12 extracts. All talathis (junior revenue officers) have been given laptops; they will issue computerised printouts of these 7/12 extracts instead of handwritten ones. A foolproof system has been planned, said a revenue department official. If parties to a document come to the sub-registrar's office to register the sale of land, the officials will use a web-based system to verify if the land belongs to the seller by connecting with the land records department's database. This can help keep frauds in check, he explained, adding that once the document is registered with the sub-registrar, a mutation would be generated automatically at the talathis end. Mutation is the process of changing and updating details of ownership in the land records. The talathi will issue notices, invite suggestions and objections and finalise the mutation as per the legal process, the official said. The project launched last year has covered 247 of the state's 358 talukas so far. We plan to ensure that by March-end, the entire state is covered. Borivli and Andheri talukas are fully online, while the project in the Kurla (Mulund) taluka is yet to be completed. In Thane, just one out of seven talukas (Ulhasnagar) is fully online, while the eight talukas in Palghar district are yet to be covered. Some districts, where not even a single taluka is fully online, are Sindhudurg and Parbhani, Jalna. The aim is to give conclusive title as we have no Land Titling Act like in the United States and some European countries. In India, the land title has presumptive value till someone disputes it or proves otherwise, the official noted, adding that the online mutation was part of the larger project to ensure this. However, purification of data is needed before any guarantee to the title is granted in India. This will be on the lines of international standards, like the Torrens title system of land title registry in Canada and Australia. The department has asked all district collectors to verify if the data on the computerised 7/12 extracts matches with that of the handwritten ones. Karnataka is way ahead of us in the land records modernisation process. It has already enabled online verification of details, like ownership in the sale of agricultural land, the official said.
2016-01-03Bail refused to 2 in murder of cable operator - The Asian Age
Bail refused to 2 in murder of cable operator Jan 04, 2016 | Age Correspondent | mumbai A sessions court in Kalyan in neighbouring Mumbai has recently refused to grant bail to two persons who were arrested for allegedly killing a cable operator in Ulhasnagar. The court refused to grant bail to the accused, observing that the co-accused in the case were arrested on the basis of CCTV footage and the investigation in the case was still in progress. The prosecution case is that Sachanand alias Bachhu Karira, a cable operator in Ulhasnagar, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants. The prosecusion said Karira was allegedly killed at the instance of gangster Suresh Pujari, as the deceased had refused to give Rs 5 crore in extortion money. The incident took place on September 11, 2015, at around 3.30 pm when two persons had come on motorcycle and opened firing on Karira. The police had arrested the assailants on the basis of CCTV footage and the applicants Pravin Patil and Prashant Sapkal were arrested during investigation after the police found that their bank accounts were used to transfer money for the execution of murder. The applicants had filed the bail pleas on the ground they are innocent and had been falsely implicated in the case. Their lawyer had contended before the court they are farmers from the Sangli district and there is no evidence against them and no specific role is attributed to any of them except that some money was allegedly transferred from Pujari to their bank account for paying the hirelings. It was also claimed the investigating officer did not collect details of money transaction to prove their involvement.
2016-01-01Relative denied promotion, NCP woman activist slaps civic babu | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Relative denied promotion, NCP woman activist slaps civic babu TOI Mumbai Thu,31 Dec 2015 ULHASNAGAR: A woman Nationalist Congress Party worker on Tuesday allegedly slapped a senior municipal official from Ulhasnagar for "not promoting her brother-in- law". The act has been caught on cameras installed at the municipal office. The woman, Priya Gupta, has been booked. On her part, she alleged that assistant municipal commissioner Yuvraj Badane wanted a bribe to promote Sunil Gupta. She claimed that Badane misbehaved with her as she refused to pay the bribe. Sunil, a watchman with the municipal office, was seeking a promotion to a clerical post. Priya had approached Badane to facilitate his promotion. Badane, who sources said is a "strict" officer, told TOI that there was pressure from some Nationalist Congress Party politicians to promote Sunil. "But he does not meet the eligibility criteria," said Badane. Priya has lodged a complaint of molestation against Badane while he has lodged a counter-complaint against Priya, Sunil and two of her party politicians who were with her at the time of the incident..

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