|2012-05-23||Husband burns pregnant wife after fight over bargi|
Husband burns pregnant wife after fight over bargirl
Mumbai | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 23, 2012 14:34 IST
THANE: Both the victims, mother and unborn child, are battling for life at Sion Hospital. Momina Begum, 20, the mother, has suffered 90 per cent burns, and cops have notified her kin in Assam. Cops have registered a case of attempt to murder against the husband, Almin alias Sameer alias Saddam, who fled the spot after committing the crime.
According to the Ulhasnagar police, Saddam married Momina three years ago after they fell in love with each other. But since the past eight months, Almin started having an extra marital affair with a dance bargirl.
"In her statement, Momina told us that her husband is having an illicit affair with a bargirl, and he wanted to accommodate her in their house. Due to this there were frequent quarrels between them and the accused had even beaten her on several occasions," said Ravindra Mhatre, police inspector at Hill Line police station.
"As the wife began convincing Saddam to leave the girl, he in turn asked her to leave the house. She even informed him that she was seven months pregnant, and it would be impossible for her to find a suitable accommodation," said Mhatre. On Monday at around 2.30 am after another fight, Almin poured kerosene from the cooking stove on Momina.
Soon after the incident, Almin managed to flee from the spot while the neighbours rushed Momina to Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar. Yesterday, the victim was rushed to Sion hospital as her health started deteriorating. "They used to fight every night. He used to beat her every day and told her to leave the house," said Manoj Rao, a neighbour.
|2012-05-22||Mayor locks latecomers out of office|
Mayor locks latecomers out of office
Mumbai | Mid-Day.com | Updated: May 22, 2012 13:25 IST
MUMBAI: In case the Ulhasnagar municipal workers were missing, or had missed out on, standing outside classrooms in punishment for reaching school late, Monday provided them a refreshing adult version of the old lesson in punctuality. Around 10.35 am, over 150 staffers at the headquarters of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation were red in the face as they endured standing in the summer swelter for close to an hour outside their office. They came into this fate after the disciplinary action by Mayor Asha Idnani, who locked them out of the administrative complex for forcing citizens to cool off their heels by showing up late. Idnani, along with her assistant Ankush Kadam and corporator Sunil Gangwani, locked the collapsible metal grill gates at the building's entrance, making the officials stand outside.
Taste of their pill
Idnani, who was elected as Ulhasnagar's mayor just over a month ago, said she recently received a spate of complaints from citizens about the lackadaisical attitude of staffers. Due to the unpunctuality bureaucrats are well known for, citizens have to wait for hours before getting their work done or problems addressed. As such, the castigation amounted to poetic justice for most staffers."The trouble is people don't come on time. I cannot manage things on my own, and had been thinking of doing something (about latecomers) for a while. So (on Monday) I instructed the security guard to lock the gate at 10.35 am. By that time, over 150 employees had gathered outside. People spend money on transport to come and get their work done, and I wanted our staff to appreciate that," Idnani said. The mayor was firm about the execution of the punishment so that she sat at the gate with Kadam and Gangwani, allowing only non-staff members and citizens to enter.
According to sources, among the functionaries at higher rungs, only Mukesh Ailani, in-charge of electrical engineering, and Prajakta Kulkarni, the PRO, were present on time. Incidentally, a few staff members who came in much later managed to skip the whole drama, and simply strolled in when the gates had been reopened. The actual office hours begin at 10.10 am, and some employees arrived over an hour late.
Vijaya Kanthe, in-charge of the corporation's tax department who lives in Borivli, said she walked in at 11 am. "I cannot comment on what happened before or after I entered. The gates were open when I reached. I did notice the mayor sitting outside, and greeted her. I then went up to my office and began my work."
Idnani continued, "Staffers have now been instructed to report to work on time every day from now on, as the gates will be locked afterwards. A head-count will be done of latecomers, and repeat offenders will face action." She added that officials will now be directed to post their working hours outside their offices along with an explanation as to why they aren't in if they are away from the desk. Corporator Gangwani said, "The mayor's office has been receiving these complaints since the past 8-10 days. She has written to the secretary and the commissioner, instructing them to take strict action against latecomers."
|2012-05-14||Garden gate falls on three kids, 1 critical|
Garden gate falls on three kids, 1 critical
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: May 14, 2012, 02.36 AM IST
Ulhasnagar: In a freak mishap, three children, between the ages of 12 to 13 years, were injured after the gate of a garden fell on them on Sunday evening.One kid is said to be in a serious condition while the other two are out of danger.
According to the Vithalwadi police, the incident occured at 6.30 pm when the kids went to the Peer Vasitha garden in Ulhasnagar on Sunday evening. As the children were walking by the garden's entrance gate, it suddenly fell on them, injuring all of them.The three injured kids were identified as Ajay Vasitha, 13, Gautam 13, and Deepak Chavan, 12.
All the three children have been admitted to the private Ratnadeep hospital in Ulhasnagar. While Ajay and Gautam sustained minor injuries in the incident, Deepak is said to have been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
Ramchandra Vasitha, a local resident, alleged that the entrance gate of the garden had been constructed just four months ago and at that time the resid-ents had opposed the poor quality work by the contractors, but their protests went unheard.
|2012-05-07||Thieves installed CCTVs in ATMs to steal data|
Thieves installed CCTVs in ATMs to steal data
Mumbai | Mid-Day.com | Updated: May 07, 2012 11:57 IST
MUMBAI: Sleuths from the Ulhasnagar Crime Branch arrested two persons and recovered 597 credit and debits cards from their possession. The duo used to fit CCTV cameras and skimmers at various ATM kiosks to retrieve personal data of people visiting these centres, and then use it for shopping.
Hitesh Gerela (20) and Kamlesh Ashoklal Lalsinghani (22), both residents of Ulhasnagar, were arrested after the Crime Branch received a tip off that a person was about to purchase electronic items at a popular electronics showroom in the area, using a fake credit card.
"We arranged a trap and arrested Hitesh and recovered a fake credit card from him," said Machindra Chavan, senior police inspector of Ulhasnagar crime branch. A thorough investigation led the sleuths to Kamlesh, from whom they recovered around 597 credit and debit cards. "We are now searching for one Fizi Altaf Raza, who is the main accused in the scam," said Milind Bharambe, ACP, Thane crime branch.
The accused had tied up with some Nigerians, from whom they used to get magnetic stripe data to make duplicate credit cards. For debit card data, the suspects used to fix a skimmer unit on the door of the ATMs, then enter the centres and install CCTV cameras. The duo singled out ATM entrances that matched the colour of the skimmer units in their possession, in order to avoid detection.
"Once they had the details of a customer, they would make a fake debit card and withdraw money from the victims account," Bharambe said.
The police have learnt that till now, they used around 420 debit and credit cards and purchased various goods, which they later sold for less than the actual value. "We have recovered an embossing machine, scanner, printer, laptop, ATM card reader and writer machine. Kamlesh is a computer hardware engineer and used his expertise to make fake debit and credit cards," Chavan said.