|2012-09-26||MNS members blacken face of civic engineer|
MNS members blacken face of civic engineer
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Sep 26, 2012, 01.21 AM IST
KALYAN: Upset over shoddy job of repairing potholes in Ulhasnagar city, some MNS members attacked and blackened the face of the city engineer Madhu Girgaonkar inside his cabin at Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday evening.
The MNS members held Girgaonkar responsible for the civic body not filling up potholes before Ganeshotsav and claimed the tender for the work was floated just two days before the festival started. Police have registered a case against Ulhasnagar MNS chief Sachin Kadam and 10 workers for rioting.
|2012-09-26||Corporator, civic officials in police net for graf|
Corporator, civic officials in police net for graft
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Sep 26, 2012, 12.30 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The Thane anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested two civic officials and a BJP corporator for allegedly accepting Rs 40,000 as bribe. Those arrested are corporator Harish Jagyasi, civic engineer Tarun Sevkani and Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) clerk Harish Damlani.
According to the complainant, Sunil Kataria, the three demanded money to grant him permission to repair his house. "Sunil wanted to make conduct some repair work in his house for which he required the civic body's permission," said Kataria's friend, Kari Makhija.
"When he approached Jagyasi, the corporator asked to cough up Rs 35,000," he added.
Makhija alleged Jagyasi told them that he would have to distribute the bribe to ward officers and engineers. Jagyasi then asked Kataria to pay Rs 60,000 since one of the recently appointed officers had "demanded for more money".
However after bargaining the final amount was fixed at Rs 40,000. On September 7, Sunil approached the ACB and which tried to trap the officials. On Tuesday, deputy superintendent of police (ACB) Vilas Chougule managed to trap Jagyasi, Sevkani and Damlani while accepting the bribe. After arresting the accused, a team of ACB officials also raided their houses.
|2012-09-17||Doctor, nurse booked over patients death|
Doctor, nurse booked over patient’s death
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Sep 17, 2012, 03.11 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The Ulhasnagar Central police recently booked a doctor and a nurse attached to Shree Nivas Hospital in Ulhasnagar for allegedly delaying the treatment of a female patient, Bindu Yadav (38), for an abdominal condition, which led to her death last week.
The police acted based on the complaint filed by the patient's family.
Police said Yadav's kin claimed that the doctor did not administer immediate treatment to the victim since the family failed to pay admission fees of Rs 10,000 on time.
|2012-09-16||22 Ulhasnagar garment shops burgled|
22 Ulhasnagar garment shops burgled
TNN | Sep 16, 2012, 01.52 AM IST
MUMBAI: As many as 22 garment shops were burgled on Friday night from the Sai Gurumukhdas Arcade Shopping Centre in Ulhasnagar 5. Thieves broke the shutters of all the shops and took away cash kept in the shops. This is the second incident in the last eight months. In January, thieves in a similar modus operandi had burgled 16 shops in Ulhasnagar in a single night.
|2012-09-13||HC gives CID an earful for shoddy probe in Kalani |
HC gives CID an earful for shoddy probe in Kalani case
DNA CORRESPONDENT | Thu, 13 Sep 2012-08:13am , Mumbai , DNA
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for shoddy investigations into the case of attempted murder filed against Omie, son of Ulhasnagar MLA Pappu Kalani.
It was post-court intervention that the investigating agency arrested Omie and two others on August 23 for allegedly threatening and assaulting an Ulhasnagar resident, Sunil Sukhramani.
According to Sukhramani’s plea, which came up for hearing before the division bench of Justices VM Kanade and PD Kode on Wednesday, Omie assaulted him in a bid to force his aunt Neetu to withdraw her candidature from last year’s civic elections.
Appearing on Sukhramani’s behalf, advocate Ganesh Gole said though the agency had arrested the trio, it was not probing the case properly and did not further extend Omie’s custody.
To this, the bench said, “You (police) arrest people where it’s not necessary and put them in jail. But in serious cases like this, you do not do anything.” The bench has directed the CID to file an affidavit on September 25 with steps it has taken to speed up the probe.
Neetu contested the February 16 civic polls against Pappu Kalani’s wife, Jyoti. There is much hostility between the two families. The trio allegedly beat up the petitioner while police looked on. When the complainant, Prakash Kalwani, tried to intervene, he too was assaulted.
|2012-09-11||NCP takes out a rally in Ulhasnagar|
NCP takes out a rally in Ulhasnagar
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Sep 11, 2012, 01.47 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: Hundreds of NCP workers led by former MLA Pappu Kalani took out a rally in Ulhasnagar on Monday to protest against the persistence of potholes despite Ganesh festival being round the corner.
Mandals are unhappy with the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) over the slow pace of crater removal work.
At the rally, which concluded at the UMC headquarters, Kalani said, "The UMC has a budget of Rs 512 crore. Every year, they spend Rs 70-80 crore on roads. Still, our roads continue to be in a very bad state." Taking the ruling Shiv Sena-BJP civic combine to task, he said, "When the NCP ruled the UMC, the city was known for its concrete roads. But now, there are potholes everywhere."