|2014-03-29||Mumbai: Worker killed, 7 others fall ill following|
Mumbai: Worker killed, 7 others fall ill following gas leakage in factory
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 29, 2014, 01.44 PM IST
AMBERNATH: A worker was killed and seven others were taken ill following leakage of Ammonia gas in Ambernath Ice Factory situated in Ambernath on Saturday early morning.
Those who fell ill are rushed to the Sion hospital in Mumbai where they are now out of danger.
Following to the incident, the Ambernath police have registered negligence led to death case against factory owner Ashok Bhojwani.
The Ambernath fire officials said that incident took place on Saturday morning at around 1 am in Morivali MIDC area, when wall of the Ammonia gas plant started leakage due to which labour Shambhu Nepali,35, working close to wall fell unconscious on the spot. Shambhu was rushed to the Central hospital in Ulhasnagar where doctor declared him dead.
The leakage imapct was so wide that three others workers working in plant and four of their family members living in same factory premises fell ill.
All seven were rushed to the Central hospital in Ulhasnagar, where from doctor reffered them to Sion hospital in Mumbai."After getting call from company our fire officials team rushed on the spot and switch off supply of gas into wall due to which leakage was stopped otherwise neighboring plant staffs may also affected" said R V Patil, Chief Fire officials Ambernath Fire office.
Following the incident, the Ambernath police have registered case under section 304A ( Causing death by negligence ) of Indian Penal code against owner Ashok Bhojwani of the company.An official from Ambernath police station said that prima facies suggest that company owner negligence who do not conducted proper maintenance work due to which incident happened but further probe is on.
However talking to TOI, factory owner Bhojwani claimed that he is innocent and whatever happened it is just an accident.
This is second mishap in last one week in factories situated in Morivali MIDC Ambernath. On Tuesday a major fire was broke out in Hanaka Organics Pvt Ltd company killing one of its directors and leaving four others injured.
|2014-03-28||Ulhasnagar: Advocate booked for 'raping' colleague|
Ulhasnagar: Advocate booked for 'raping' colleague
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 28, 2014, 12.36 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: An advocate was booked for raping a colleague advocate for months on the pretext of marriage. However, when he reneged on his promise, the girl lodged a rape complaint against him.
The rape case was registered at Ulhasnagar police station on Thursday late night.The police said the accused Ricky Kanhaiyalal Chabariya, 26, is resident of Ulhasnagar 1 and practicing at Ulhasnagar court.
Police said Chabariya came in contact with the victim who also practices at the same court, few months ago and their relationship turned in to love.The accused lured the victim and promised to marry her and during the period he made several times physical relationship with the victim.
However, when the victim asked Chabariya for marriage, the accused started neglecting her, claiming that his family is not ready for their marriage.
"On complaint of the victim we have registered rape case against the accused and have launched manhunt for the accused who is now on the run" said Kishore Jadhav, senior police inspector with Ulhasnagar police station.
|2014-03-08||Ex-MLA Kalani granted bail in BJP worker murder case - Indian Express|
Ex-MLA Kalani granted bail in BJP worker murder case
Published: March 8, 2014 1:38:38 am
The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to former MLA Suresh alias Pappu Kalani, whose appeal against a life sentence awarded in a murder case is pending before the court.
On November 29, 2013, a Thane sessions court held 65-year-old Kalani and three others guilty of murdering BJP worker Inder Bhatija in 1999.
Kalani had sought bail, while his appeal against conviction was pending before the high court. His counsel Niteen Pradhan argued that the trial court had drawn the inference of Kalani’s involvement in the crime on the assumption that he was a strong-armed politician and may have had a role to play in Bathija’s murder. “But, law requires more than that and there was not a single circumstance to prove this,” said Pradhan.
The prosecution, however, said Kalani had also been accused in other criminal offences and was released on bail by the Supreme Court. The prosecution alleged that he had terrorised the town of Ulhasnagar, showing scant regard for court orders.
While granting him bail, Justice N H Patil and Anuja Prabhudesai, however, restrained Kalani from entering Ulhasnagar and directed him to report to the Kalyan Police Station fortnightly.
|2014-03-07||HC grants bail to Ulhasnagar strongman Pappu Kalan|
HC grants bail to Ulhasnagar strongman Pappu Kalani
Rosy Sequeira | TNN | Mar 7, 2014, 03.08 PM IST
MUMBAI: Bombay high court on Friday granted bail to former Ulhasnagar MLA Pappu Kalani in the appeal filed by him against his conviction for life in the killing of BJP activis Inder Bathija.
A division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai directed him to pay Rs 1 lakh surety, not to enter Ulhasnagar and to report to Kalyan City Police Station once a fortnight.Kalani's advocate Nitin Pradhan argued that there is no evidence directly linking his client with the murder and that witnessed have turned hostile. He also submitted that Kalani was out on bail during trial and there was no allegation that he interfered in its smooth process.
Special public prosecutor Vikas Patil with prosecutor Hitendra Dedhia argued that Kalani has disobeyed conditions of bail in the past and committed many offences. They said is also facing trial in a Kalyan court for the killing of Bathija's brother Ghanshyam. "If released on bail, fair trial will not be there," said Patil.
Kalani and three others were sentenced on December 3, 2013 for the 1990 killing of Bhathija two months after his brother Ghanshyam was gunned down. HC has admitted Kalani's appeal.
|2014-03-06||NCP corporator held for taking bribe|
NCP corporator held for taking bribe
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Mar 6, 2014, 10.27 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: Prithvi Valecha, 75, a Nationalist Congress Party corporator of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation was arrested for taking bribe to allow the complainant to construct an illegal room in his barrack.
The Thane ACB laid a trap and caught Prithvi Valecha from his Ulhasnagar office on Thursday afternoon while he was accepting the first instalment of Rs 25,000. According to the ACB, the complainant was asked to pay Rs 60,000 but the bribe amount was finally scaled down to Rs 35,000.Valecha is the second NCP corporator to be held for taking a bribe. On Wednesday, the Thane ACB arrested Vandana Chakre, corporator of Mira- Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, her son Amol and his friend Ramkumar Roy for taking bribe of Rs 2 lakh.
Valecha is said to be a close associate of ex-MLA Pappu Kalani.