|2013-03-30||Youth stabbed for ticking off stone-pelter|
Youth stabbed for ticking off stone-pelter
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 30, 2013, 01.00 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A youth, Hitesh Asrani (26), was stabbed in Ulhasnagar after he objected to a teenager pelting some Holi revellers with stones on Wednesday. According to the police, some revellers threw water balloons on the accused (15). Later, the teenager retaliated by hurling stones back at them. Asrani intervened and tried to restrain the accused."When I ventured close to the boy to stop him, he attacked me with a knife," said Asrani. The victim, who sustained injuries on his arm, handed over his assailant to the police.
Asrani received treatment at a hospital and was discharged on Friday. The accused has been sent to the Bhiwandi remand home.
|2013-03-25||Gambling den turns out to be policeman's home|
Gambling den turns out to be policeman's home
Mumbai | Mid-Day.com | Updated: March 25, 2013 12:54 IST
MUMBAI: A raiding party of the Hill Line police in Ulhasnagar was in for a huge shock when it arrived at a certain house after being informed that it was a gambling den. As it turned out, the house belongs to a policeman. The police team arrested 12 persons from the spot, including an infamous criminal and the son of a well-known businessman. The officials also recovered Rs. 72,000 in cash.
According to the police, Constable Ramdas Misal got a tip-off that large-scale gambling was going on in a one-room apartment behind Prabharam Mandir, Hill Line in Ulhasnagar-5. Senior Inspector Narendra Jadhav formed a special team headed by Assistant Police Inspector Somdutta Khandare comprising officials Ramdas Misal, Kiran Dhande, Shyam Wagh, Vinod Pawar, Balu Patil and others.
Following the tip-off, on Friday around 8.50 pm, the police team raided the room. The cops found 12 persons playing cards, and seized their mobile phones and cards. They also recovered Rs. 72,000 in cash from them. The arrested persons were taken to the police station. During investigations, police were taken aback to discover that the room where the gambling was going on belonged to a police constable attached with the Kalyan police control room.
"Under the guidance of Inspector Jadhav, we raided the room. We were shocked to find out that the room belonged to a police constable. The matter is under investigation," said API Khandare, the investigation officer. Four more rooms in the colony belong to policemen.
The constable in question had shifted with his family to Igatpuri and handed over the key of his room to a gambling don Jeetu Karira, who was often seen roaming around with police officials in the city and hanging out at police stations. The constable is now absconding. According to the officials, one of the arrested persons is the son of a prominent city-based jeweller. A notorious criminal Tony Chug was also among them.
|2013-03-25||Hospital ward boy booked under new anti-rape law|
Hospital ward boy booked under new anti-rape law
Mumbai | Mid-Day.com | Updated: March 25, 2013 12:39 IST
MUMBAI: A 55-year-old ward boy of a government-run hospital in Ulhasnagar became perhaps the first accused in the city to be booked under the tough new anti-rape law, which was passed by Parliament last week. Officers of the Central police station in Ulhasnagar have registered an FIR for rape against the hospital staffer who molested a patient inside the operation theatre (OT).
According to the police, the victim, a 34-year-old woman, was admitted to the Employees' State Insurance Scheme Hospital, also known as Kamgar Hospital, which is located close to Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar-3. A resident of Lal Chakki in Ulhasnagar-4, she was admitted for a gynaecological procedure.
When she was in the OT for her procedure around 11.35 am on Friday, the ward boy allegedly touched her inappropriately. Outraged, the woman started shouting, prompting the accused to run away. Having discussed the matter with her family, the woman registered an FIR on Saturday morning.
The police have registered an FIR under sections 375 (e) and 376 (2) (e) of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. The accused, identified as Koli, is absconding. "Perhaps we are the first who used this Act," said an officer of Central police station. The bill was passed into a law last week to protect women against sexual violence.
|2013-03-22||16-year-old girl, mother 'assaulted' by man|
16-year-old girl, mother 'assaulted' by man
TNN | Updated: Mar 22, 2013, 07.20 AM IST
MUMBAI: A 16-year-old college student and her mother were assaulted by a man, Raju Madrasi , in Ulhasnagar . The incident occurred on Wednesday night when the victim was returning home. Madrasi stopped the victim on the road and asked for her cell phone number.
When the victim turned him down, Madrasi abused her and chased her to her house where he assaulted the teen and her mother. The victim has suffered internal injuries and is in hospital. Police are hunting for the accused.
|2013-03-21||School superintendent held for driving teenager to|
School superintendent held for driving teenager to suicide
Press Trust of India | Thane
March 21, 2013 Last Updated at 13:20 IST
A school superintendent here has been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a teenaged girl, police said today.
The accused, Vijay Patil (24), Superintendent of Rajashri Sahu Maharaj Ashram school in Ulhasnagar township of Thane district, was arrested yesterday for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on the pretext of marry her, Assistant Police Inspector H Dagade said.
Later, he allegedly backed out following which the girl, studying in class V, informed her mother about it.
The victim's mother also said that the marriage could happen only after she turned 18.
The frustrated girl committed suicide by hanging herself at her home on Monday.
A police complaint was registered by the victim's family against the accused for making false promises to the girl because of which she was depressed and took the extreme step.
The accused has been charged under section 306 (for abatement to commit suicide) of the IPC, police said.
Further probe in the case was on, they added.
|2013-03-21||Ulhasnagar suicide: School superintendent arrested|
Ulhasnagar suicide: School superintendent arrestedExpress News Service , Express News Service : Thu Mar 21 2013, 01:28 hrs
Police Wednesday arrested a superintendent of a Ulhasnagar school after one of his students allegedly committed suicide. The victim's mother alleged that she was sexually exploited. The accused, identified as Vijay Patil (24), was a superintendent of the Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Ashram School in Ulhasnagar, police said.
"The victim, a 14-year-old girl, was found hanging in her residence on Tuesday. Her mother registered a complaint saying Patil had been exploiting her and promising her of marriage."
"The victim had not left behind a suicide note and we are currently going by the statement of the victim's mother. We have arrested Patil based on the complaint given by the victim's mother and are interrogating him," Senior Inspector M G Pimpalkar, Central Police Station said.
The victim's mother, in her complaint, said her daughter told her about her relationship with Patil a few days ago, which she did not approve of.
"Patil would frequently drop the victim home and she also found his photograph in her daughter's belongings a few days ago, which led to an argument," police said.
"We have charged Patil for abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC. If we find evidence to support the claims made by the victim's mother, we will add relevant sections as and when necessary," Pimpalkar added.
|2013-03-20||Mumbai teen hangs self after sexual abuse at ashra|
Teen hangs self after sexual abuse at ashram school
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Mar 20, 2013, 11.38 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A 14-year-old girl on Monday night hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her Ulhasnagar home following alleged sexual abuse by the superintendent of an ashram where she studied in Class V. The victim's family has refused to take the body from hospital unless the superintendent is arrested. The victim's family has alleged that Vijay Patil (24), superintendent of Rajashri Sahu Maharaj Ashram, allegedly sexually abused the girl on false promises of marriage.
Following protests by the family outside the Central police station till late on Tuesday, an abetment to suicide case was filed against Patil. "We will take action after detailed inquiry," said senior inspector M Pimpalkar.
|2013-03-19||Man kills wife before committing suicide in Thane|
Man kills wife before committing suicide in Thane
Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: March 19, 2013 07:56 IST
THANE: A man allegedly strangulated his wife before hanging himself to death at their residence in Asale village in Ulhasnagar town in the district of Thane near Mumbai on Monday, police said.
The couple has been identified as Nanaji Pandurang Sonawane (36) and his wife Sangeeta (33), police said.
"According to the information given by the nearby residents and neighbours, the couple used to frequently quarrel over petty issues. However, losing his temper during their arguments last night, Nanaji strangulated his wife," API S S Patil of the Vitthawadi police station said.
However, the man later ended his own life by hanging himself from the ceiling, police said adding that their neighbours found their bodies, after which, police were informed.
A police team rushed to the spot and the bodies were sent for post-mortem, police said.
|2013-03-19||Man kills wife, hangs self|
Man kills wife, hangs self
TNN | Mar 19, 2013, 01.47 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A 42-year-old man committed suicide after killing his wife on Sunday night following a row. He left behind a suicide note to his children where he called himself "their culprit" and asked them for his forgiveness. Vitthawadi police have registered a case of murder and suicide in the case.
According to the police, Nanaji Sonawane (42), a resident of Shivam Complex in Maurya Nagari, Ulhasnagar 4, had been unemployed for a long time. His wife Sangmitra (33) used to work as a maid and also took up stitching jobs to run the home. The couple often fought. The police said on Sunday night, when their two children aged 7 and 5 were asleep, Nanaji, as usual, fought with his wife. During the row, he strangulated her in their living room. Later, he went inside the bedroom, where he wrote the suicide note and then hanged himself on the ceiling fan. When the children woke up in the morning, they began to cry, and the neighbours discovered the deaths. - Pradeep Gupta | tnn
|2013-03-16||Police constable arrested for demanding bribe in T|
Police constable arrested for demanding bribe in Thane
Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 15:46
Thane: The Thane unit of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case against three persons including a police constable from Ulhasnagar police station for allegedly demanding bribe from a scrap vendor.
Inspector Ujwal Vaidya of ACB said on Saturday that the accused had threatened to frame up the vendor in a false case of theft.
While police constable Vikas V Munde demanded Rs 1,000 for not taking action against him, Dharmaraj Yadav alias Taklu demanded Rs 10,000 on behalf of sub-inspector VS Padir.
ACB laid a trap and arrested constable Munde. Case has been also filed against Yadav and Padir, but they were yet to be arrested.
|2013-03-13||Sindhi leader from Ulhasnagar Sai Balram no more|
Sindhi leader from Ulhasnagar Sai Balram no more
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 14:45
Thane: Sai Balram, a prominent Sindhi saint and politician from Ulhasnagar town in the district died of a massive heart attack in Vadodara on Tuesday, family sources said.
Balram, who was instrumental in changing the power equations in the town, died at the age of 48 at the Sterling Hospital in Vadodara. He is survived by wife and two sons, sources said.
"Sai Balram`s body will be brought to Ulhasnagar late today and the last rites would be performed tomorrow," official spokesman of the Sai Party said.
Balram, who headed the Sai Party, was revered as a saint in Sindhi community and was the president of the Dharmadas Darbar, an organisation working in the field of social welfare.
During the 2007 civic elections, a number of corporators quit the NCP to contest the polls under the banner of Sai Party. Seventeen corporators of the party had got elected in the polls. His party was also supported by the BJP-Shiv Sena combine.
|2013-03-11||50-year-old jumps off 2nd floor as cops conduct ra|
50-year-old jumps off 2nd floor as cops conduct raid
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 11, 2013, 01.22 AM IST
MUMBAI: A 50-year-old Kalbadevi resident suffered serious leg injuries after he jumped from the second floor of a building in Ulhasnagar during a police raid against prostitution on Sunday evening.
The incident took place at around 8 pm, when a Kalyan crime branch team raided Tilson Lodge, following a tip-off.
The man, Dalpat Singh, jumped from the window on seeing the police. He had come from Kalbadevi in Mumbai to Ulhasnagar.A passerby informed the local police and crime branch team and admitted him to Central hospital, where his treatment is on.
The police have arrested 11 girls and seven customers and a bar manager. This is the second raid in Ulhasnagar by the Thane police in two days.The Ulhasnagar crime branch had raided Dolphine Club and arrested its owner Sadanand Shetty, manager Ajay Tiwari and three women on Saturday night.
One of the girls claimed that she had gone there to give Verma a tiffin, while two others insisted they were there to submit their bio-data for recruitment to the railways.
|2013-03-11||Woman commuter hands Rs 1 lakh found on train to a|
Woman commuter hands Rs 1 lakh found on train to authorities
Press Trust of India | Thane
March 11, 2013 Last Updated at 18:25 IST
A woman commuter stumbled upon a bag containing Rs one lakh in a suburban train this morning and promptly handed it over to the Thane station manager.
Priya Prakash Sawant (30) boarded the general compartment of a local train at Ambernath station to go to Mumbai, Thane station manager N Mahidhar said.
At Ulhasnagar, a commuter carrying a bag boarded the same compartment as the woman, along with other fellow commuters.
When the train arrived at Dombivili station, the man alighted leaving the bag behind, he said.
Priya, a resident of Lower Parel in central Mumbai, and another passenger Ganesh Patil, examined the bag and found Rs one lakh cash in it, but there were no documents to establish the identity of the person.
When the train arrived at Thane station, the two got down and went to station manager Mahidhar's office and handed him the bag.
Mahidhar, while appreciating the alertness and honesty of the two commuters, said the Central Railway authorities would try to ascertain the identity of the person who left the bag, adding that the cash currency contained the labels of SBI.
|2013-03-10||Cops yet to nab murder accused|
Cops yet to nab murder accused
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 10, 2013, 02.39 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: Over 10 days after the murder of a 61-year-old woman in Ulhasnagar, cops are yet to arrest her 68-year-old husband for allegedly killing her.
A probe revealed that his daughter-in-law hanged herself last year and blamed Jahangir for harassing her in her suicide note. Jahangir, who was arrested for abetment to suicide, was released on bail.
On February 14, Jahangir fatally stabbed his wife after accusing her of flirting with a railway commuter. He then fled. The police have circulated Jahangir's photographs to the railway police.
|2013-03-08||Trio attacks bookie, flee|
Trio attacks bookie, flee
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Mar 8, 2013, 01.53 AM IST
MUMBAI: A bookie from Ulhasnagar, Mohandas Khatri alias Pappu Chikki (54), was knifed seven times at his building premises by three men who fled following the attack. inside his building compound at Ulhasnagar on Thursday evening.
The victim is being treated at a hospital in Kalyan.treatment at private hospital in Kalyan.
The police suspect money dispute behind attack as few days back Chikki had dispute with some people over money.
The incident took place on Thursday 4.30 pm when Chikki was at his flat situated on second floor of Dhanguru Palace in Ulhasnagar 4, when three attackers came over there and ask Chikki to come below of the building.
It is said that as soon as Chikki came below his building trio who was carrying sharp weapon inside their pocket, attack Chikki and before anybody could catch them escape from the spot.
Those who witness the incident rushed Chikki to nearby Mamta hospital where doctor referred him to another private hospital in Kalyan.After the incident, Vitthalwadi police have registered case against three unknown person and have started probe in to the matter.
Police found that last night Chikki had some money related dispute with local goons in Chandani bar situated near Powai chowck in Ulhasnagar.
"In primary probe we have found some people involvement in to attack and search for them have began". Said, Chandrakant Deshmukh, senior police inspector of Vithalwadi police station.
If a source to be believes then Chikki has many past cricket bookie related cases against him and also running several gambling business in Ulhasnagar. He was earlier associated with Gopal Rajwani former aid of Dawood Ibrahim who was later killed in shootout.
|2013-03-08||NCP defectors go to BJP|
NCP defectors go to BJP
TNN | Updated: Mar 8, 2013, 01.51 AM IST
MUMBAI: In a major boost to the BJP in Ulhasnagar, more than 500 workers belonging to its rival, NCP, and a local party, SAI (Secular Alliance of India), joined the saffron party on Thursday.Incidentally SAI is also an ally of BJP in Ulhasnagar and the migration of workers from the former to the latter has raised eyebrows among politicians in Ulhasnagar. The mayor of Ulhasnagar is from the SAI with the backing of BJP's councilors. The sources claimed that this is an attempt of BJP's to cut down
the size of NCP as well as their own alliance SAI in upcoming Assembly Election in 2014.The BJP has awarded SAI party rebel Sanjay Singh post of District Youth President of BJP in Ulhasnagar. While Ex- NCP corporator Jagdish Pamnani and other local NCP leader Naresh Matai, Raju Waswani and Pinky Bhatija who joined BJP party with their supporters were also given different post in party. All workers joined party on
Thursday during declaration of newly formed executive body of BJP party in Ulhasnagar under new district president Mahesh Sukharamani.