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Man Brought To Police Station For Questioning In Stalking Complaint Dies
Ndtv | 7 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 09:33 pm
Ndtv
7 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 09:33 pm

An accidental death case has been registered for now. (Representational)Thane, Maharashtra: A man accused of stalking a woman died during questioning by the railway police in Thane today morning, leading to the probe into the death being handed over the Maharashtra CID as per established norms, an official said.Kalyan-resident Rajesh Chabulal Bhavsar (59) was brought to Thane railway police station after a woman filed a complaint that he was allegedly stalking her, he said.He was brought to the police station along with the complainant in the morning and was being questioned, the official added.In a tweet, the railway police said, "An unfortunate death of a respondent has taken place at Thane Railway Police station minutes after he was brought by RPF personnel and the complainant and her mother after being apprehended by RPF and taken to their chowky for enquiry."An unfortunate death of a respondent has taken place at Thane Railway PS minutes after he was brought by RPF personnel and the complainant and her mother after having been apprehended by RPF and taken to their chowky for enquiry.1/3— GRP Mumbai (@grpmumbai) October 6, 2022"He was rushed immediately to hospital but didn't survive. The Police station has CCTV and entire episode is recorded. We have collected the entire footage of his apprehension by public, handing over to RPF and his journey to the Police station. The case is being handed over to the State CID for further investigation as per established procedures," the tweet further informed.He was rushed immediately to hospital but didn't survive. The PS has CCTV and entire episode is recorded. We have collected the entire footage of his apprehension by public, handing over to RPF and his journey to the Police Station.2/3— GRP Mumbai (@grpmumbai) October 6, 2022PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comAn accidental death case has been registered for now and further probe into the chain of events leading to Chabulal Bhavsar's death was underway, the railway police official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Man Brought To Police Station For Questioning In Stalking Complaint Dies
Thane CP forms SIT to probe RERA scam involving 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli
Times of India | 17 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 11:30 am
Times of India
17 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 11:30 am

KALYAN: Taking serious note of major RERA scam by 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli, the Thane police commissioner has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the scam. A DCP (crime branch) will lead the SIT. Two FIRs were registered against 65 developers in connection with the scam. It is learnt that Thane police commissioner was unhappy over investigation by Manpada as well as Ramnagar police who did not even begin probe in the case after first FIR was registered last week against 27 developers. The development came after second FIR was registered against 38 developers, belonging to Dombivli, late on Monday night. Thane CP Jai Jeet Singh on Wednesday transferred both the cases to crime branch forming an SIT under DCP Laxmikant Patil after learning that no major development was reported in the cases. The decision taken by the CP was welcomed by architect Sandeep Patil, who first exposed fraudulent acts done by developers in twin city by filing an PIL about same in Bombay high court as well as by complaining to Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) with all documents having fake KDMC approval certificates of building plans and RERA certificates. Sandeep Patil said, "I appreciate the decision taken by Thane CP because even after one week of first FIR no arrests were made and since most of the builders involved in the scam are influential people attached to different political party, so the cases will be better probed by the crime branch". Patil also demanded that KDMC act against developers by demolishing all illegal structures specially those buildings that have come up on reservation of plots so that in future no developer does such fraudulent act. The KDMC meanwhile have also decided to issue notices to the developers. The KDMC commissioner Bhausaheb Dangade have said that KDMC will first issue notices to all builders asking them to produce documents available with them and as per the same declare whether buildings are legal or illegal, after which demolition action will be taken.

Thane CP forms SIT to probe RERA scam involving 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli
Thane: Priest, bar girl collude to grab dead beau’s assets
Times of India | 1 day ago | 06-10-2022 | 05:19 am
Times of India
1 day ago | 06-10-2022 | 05:19 am

THANE: A former bar girl and a priest belonging to a fringe Christian sect have been arrested along with their accomplice for allegedly usurping property and jewellery collectively valued at over Rs 19.3 crore belonging to a dead man by making a fake marriage certificate, reports Nishikant Karlikar. The bar girl, Anjali Agrawal (30), had a live-in relationship with the property owner, who died due to HIV last November, and she claimed her right over his property-a land parcel and three flats in Thane besides gold jewellery-said senior inspector Maloji Shinde of Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane crime branch. The deceased man had never married, but the priest, Thomasar Godpawar (50), and the accomplice, Mahesh Katkar (37), helped the woman get a "doctored" government marriage certificate which showed her to be the dead man's wife, said police. Mother of dead man calls priest & bar girl's bluffA former bar girl and a priest were arrested for usurping her dead live-in partner's assets by fabricating his marriage records after the deceased mother learnt of the fraudulent takeover of the property and approached Naupada police station. "She hatched the conspiracy to claim her right over his property while stating that he did have any other family members," said Shinde. The police said the land parcel and one flat were already transferred to the bar girl while two flats were almost taken over. The three will be in police custody till Friday.

Thane: Priest, bar girl collude to grab dead beau’s assets
Man Robs 12 Crores From Bank, Gets New Look, Caught In Pune Months Later
Ndtv | 1 day ago | 05-10-2022 | 07:27 pm
Ndtv
1 day ago | 05-10-2022 | 07:27 pm

The man was arrestedin a joint operation by Thane and Navi Mumbai police. (Representational)Mumbai: Police have arrested the main accused involved in the Rs 12 crore cash theft from ICICI Bank in Thane's Manpada area from Pune after more than two-and-a-half months, an official said on Wednesday.The police have also recovered around Rs 9 crore from the prime accused, identified as Altaf Shaikh, 43, he said.With Shaikh's arrest on Monday, the police have so far arrested five accused in the case, including his sister Neelofer. The theft had taken place on July 12."Shaikh, a resident of Mumbra, had been working with ICICI Bank as a custodian. As the custodian, he was the caretaker of the bank's locker keys. He spent a year planning the heist, studying the loopholes in the system, and gathering tools to pull it off," the official of Manpada police station said.During the probe, police found that Shaikh planned the entire heist by enlarging the AC duct to pass the cash to the garbage chute and tampering with the CCTV footage, he added."After deactivating the alarm system and sabotaging the CCTV, Shaikh had opened the bank vault and transferred the cash to the duct and below to the chute. The incident came to light after the bank realised that the security money was missing, as were the DVR of CCTVs, which prompted its personnel to call the inspection team," the official said.After the incident, Shaikh fled. He would change his looks and use burqa to hide his identity. Shaikh's sister Neelofer, who was aware of his movement, hid some cash in her home. She has been booked as co-accused in the case and arrested, police said.Shaikh was finally arrested from Pune on Monday. The police managed to recover around Rs nine crore, out of Rs 12.20 crore stolen from the bank, and the remaining amount would be recovered soon, he said.Shaikh was arrested in a joint operation by Thane and Navi Mumbai police. Earlier, the police had arrested Neelofer and three others - Abrar Qureshi (33), Ahmed Khan (33) and Anuj Giri (30).PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMore persons are likely to be arrested in the case and further investigation is underway, the official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Man Robs 12 Crores From Bank, Gets New Look, Caught In Pune Months Later



Thane Political News

Man Brought To Police Station For Questioning In Stalking Complaint Dies
Ndtv | 7 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 09:33 pm
Ndtv
7 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 09:33 pm

An accidental death case has been registered for now. (Representational)Thane, Maharashtra: A man accused of stalking a woman died during questioning by the railway police in Thane today morning, leading to the probe into the death being handed over the Maharashtra CID as per established norms, an official said.Kalyan-resident Rajesh Chabulal Bhavsar (59) was brought to Thane railway police station after a woman filed a complaint that he was allegedly stalking her, he said.He was brought to the police station along with the complainant in the morning and was being questioned, the official added.In a tweet, the railway police said, "An unfortunate death of a respondent has taken place at Thane Railway Police station minutes after he was brought by RPF personnel and the complainant and her mother after being apprehended by RPF and taken to their chowky for enquiry."An unfortunate death of a respondent has taken place at Thane Railway PS minutes after he was brought by RPF personnel and the complainant and her mother after having been apprehended by RPF and taken to their chowky for enquiry.1/3— GRP Mumbai (@grpmumbai) October 6, 2022"He was rushed immediately to hospital but didn't survive. The Police station has CCTV and entire episode is recorded. We have collected the entire footage of his apprehension by public, handing over to RPF and his journey to the Police station. The case is being handed over to the State CID for further investigation as per established procedures," the tweet further informed.He was rushed immediately to hospital but didn't survive. The PS has CCTV and entire episode is recorded. We have collected the entire footage of his apprehension by public, handing over to RPF and his journey to the Police Station.2/3— GRP Mumbai (@grpmumbai) October 6, 2022PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comAn accidental death case has been registered for now and further probe into the chain of events leading to Chabulal Bhavsar's death was underway, the railway police official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Man Brought To Police Station For Questioning In Stalking Complaint Dies
Thane CP forms SIT to probe RERA scam involving 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli
Times of India | 17 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 11:30 am
Times of India
17 hours ago | 06-10-2022 | 11:30 am

KALYAN: Taking serious note of major RERA scam by 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli, the Thane police commissioner has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the scam. A DCP (crime branch) will lead the SIT. Two FIRs were registered against 65 developers in connection with the scam. It is learnt that Thane police commissioner was unhappy over investigation by Manpada as well as Ramnagar police who did not even begin probe in the case after first FIR was registered last week against 27 developers. The development came after second FIR was registered against 38 developers, belonging to Dombivli, late on Monday night. Thane CP Jai Jeet Singh on Wednesday transferred both the cases to crime branch forming an SIT under DCP Laxmikant Patil after learning that no major development was reported in the cases. The decision taken by the CP was welcomed by architect Sandeep Patil, who first exposed fraudulent acts done by developers in twin city by filing an PIL about same in Bombay high court as well as by complaining to Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) with all documents having fake KDMC approval certificates of building plans and RERA certificates. Sandeep Patil said, "I appreciate the decision taken by Thane CP because even after one week of first FIR no arrests were made and since most of the builders involved in the scam are influential people attached to different political party, so the cases will be better probed by the crime branch". Patil also demanded that KDMC act against developers by demolishing all illegal structures specially those buildings that have come up on reservation of plots so that in future no developer does such fraudulent act. The KDMC meanwhile have also decided to issue notices to the developers. The KDMC commissioner Bhausaheb Dangade have said that KDMC will first issue notices to all builders asking them to produce documents available with them and as per the same declare whether buildings are legal or illegal, after which demolition action will be taken.

Thane CP forms SIT to probe RERA scam involving 65 developers in Kalyan-Dombivli
Thane: MLA Shahji Bapu Patil urges Sainiks to join ‘real Sena’ at BKC rally
Times of India | 1 day ago | 05-10-2022 | 11:37 am
Times of India
1 day ago | 05-10-2022 | 11:37 am

THANE: Chief minister Eknath Shinde’s supporters have appealed Shiv Sainiks to join their cause claiming it was the real party as it’s taking ahead the legacy of Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray and Thane Sena strongman late Anand Dighe. Ahead of the much-talked about Dussehra rally, Sangola MLA Shahji Bapu Patil, who was in Thane last weekend, reiterated that the real Shiv Sena belonged to chief minister Eknath Shinde, and urged Sainiks to associate with the Shinde faction and attend his BKC Dussehra rally. “Shinde is the real claimant to the legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray and Anand Dighe, and the faction led by him is the real Shiv Sena. The real Sena is ours under the leadership of Shinde. We are appealing to those who have been left behind to come and join us, the real Shiv Sena which has been cemented by the massive support given by several MLAs and MPs, and even citizens of Maharashtra,” he said. Patil also lashed out at his former boss and Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, saying the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park will be nothing but a congregation of Congress and NCP workers, with nothing propagating the Hindutva ideology. He also chided the Thackeray-faction for using the term “Baap chor”, khoka, gaddar, saying it reflected their unease by the sudden turn of events and change of power in the state. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Pravin Darekar, who was also in the city, also criticised the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena for deviating from the principles of Balasaheb. “The Thackeray Dussehra rally is likely to be an assembly of NCP Congress, AIMIM, and SP activists who are against the BJP. The true Hindutva legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray is being carried forward by Shinde and the real Dussehra rally will be at BKC,” he said. Meanwhile, MP Rajan Vichare from the Thackeray-led Sena said while addressing an assembly of party loyalists that there was no reason to worry for those have left; the focus is on those loyal to the cause of the Sena led by Thackeray. “Thousands of Sainiks and Thackeray loyalists will assemble at Jambhali naka on Wednesday evening, and travel to Shivaji park by train and make the rally a thumping success,” said a party spokesperson.

Thane: MLA Shahji Bapu Patil urges Sainiks to join ‘real Sena’ at BKC rally



Thane Election News

Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents
Times of India | 1 week ago | 26-09-2022 | 04:14 pm
Times of India
1 week ago | 26-09-2022 | 04:14 pm

ULHASNAGAR: Hearing an election petition, Kalyan sessions court has ordered to initiate criminal proceedings against the petitioner for presenting false documents in the court. In 2017, Prakash Kukreja, a retired law officer from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), had filed an election petition before the court, challenging appointment of five nominated corporators -- Asha Idnani, Manoj Lassi, Arun Ashan, Pradeep Ramchandani and Surendra Sawant -- by the UMC. Post-retirement, he was also working as a lawyer. However, during court proceedings, civil judge A S Lanjewar, found that petitioner had deliberately adduced false evidence and it requires to initiate action in view of section 340 of Cr.P.C. The judge also observed that after retirement, Kukreja became a partner in a firm, and was carrying out development business in name of M/s Kapleshwara Builders & Developers. The said firm also constructed project 'Pinnacle Gloria'. Therefore, P.P. Kukreja is not competent to claim himself as an advocate. In order, Lanjewar stated that during cross-examination, respondent put various suggestions in that respect. However, Kukreja flatly denied any relation with said partnership firm and project. Therefore, the respondent produced the necessary certified documents on record. However, Kukreja claimed that those documents were false and bogus. Therefore, respondents examined officers of MAHARERA and Register of firms. Considering evidence and documents produced on record, it clearly established that Kukreja is a partner in a partnership firm and he deals in the business of development. The judge, in his order, directed superintendent, civil court to initiate criminal proceeding against Prakash Punjumal Kukreja and hereby, directed him to file a criminal complaint against him for an offence punishable under section 193 of Indian Penal Code.

Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents
Remove photo of Shivaji Maharaj and contest polls: Maharashtra minister Dada Bhuse challenges Uddhav Thackeray
Times of India | 1 week ago | 24-09-2022 | 01:06 pm
Times of India
1 week ago | 24-09-2022 | 01:06 pm

KALYAN: The ports and mines minister Dada Bhuse of Shiv Sena's rebel faction on Friday challenged Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to remove the photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and contest the election as the latter is continuosly teasing the Eknath Shinde group for using Bal Thackeray's photo. The Hindu Garv Garjana Sampark Yatra was started by chief minister Eknath Shinde and his supporters across Maharashtra, under which the first rally was organized in Dombivli on Friday evening by Eknath Shinde's son Dr Shrikant Shinde during which minister Bhuse was also present. The rally was attended by a large crowd of Shiv Sainiks. On this occasion, Dada Bhuse in his speech said, "This gathering is a trailer for Dussehra gathering and now we will have to search for a bigger ground for gathering on Dussehra." Bhuse said Uddhav Thackeray is repeatedly asking us to remove Bala Saheb's photo but Bala Saheb was not the father of one family but the father of entire Maharashtra. Therefore, those running the party in the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj should remove the picture of Shivaji Maharaj and contest the elections, he said. Bhuse slammed Uddhav saying that he remembers Shivaji Maharaj during election and then forgets him. Talking about the permission denied for Shivaji Park rally, Bhuse said that, "We are Shiv Sainiks who believe in democracy. It's good that it happened. Since the capacity of Shivaji Park is less, not so many Shiv Sainiks can gather there. Therefore, we should look for a bigger ground for a large crowd." During the rally, Shrikant Shinde also targeted Uddhav saying, "Earlier, during the 2.5 years of government, it was being run by someone else and someone else was sitting on the chair". Shrikant also said that looking at the speed of work of Shinde government in last 2.5 months, opposition are worried about what he would do in 2.5 years of his government. He added that during the next 2.5 years, Shinde-led government will be a blockbuster hit like Sholay movie. However, speaking over chair controversy during a rally he said, "Earlier opposition were looking at the chair of Shinde Sahab. Now these people have started seeing my chair too". Shrikant said, "Yesterday (Thursday) I was sitting on the chair of my Thane-based house, before I sat, there was the video conferencing of CM saheb, due to which there was his board behind the chair but I had not seen it. I am a second time MP and once I win by 2.5 lakh margin and I will know protocols about where to sit and where not."

Remove photo of Shivaji Maharaj and contest polls: Maharashtra minister Dada Bhuse challenges Uddhav Thackeray
Food Delivery Boy at Large After Robbing Family of Rs 10 Lakh at Knifepoint; Thane Police Launches Manhunt
News18 | 1 month ago | 12-08-2022 | 07:06 pm
News18
1 month ago | 12-08-2022 | 07:06 pm

A manhunt was launched by the Thane police after a food delivery boy was alleged of looting valuables worth Rs 10 lakh from a family at knifepoint.The incident took place on March 9 at Jay Vasant building in Thane’s Panchpakhadi in the presence of 39-year-old Priti Shah and her 15-year-old Son Priyansh Shah, the TOI reported.The complainant, a housewife told the police that the accused rang their doorbell around 12:45 pm on the pretext of delivering a parcel. After the complainant and her son both refused to have ordered anything on a delivery app, the accused requested a glass of water. As soon as the mother went to fetch water, the accused ran past the security safety door and overpowered her 15-year-old son.Despite the efforts of the son to resist the assault by taking the kitchen knife, the accused was able to pin him down and point the knife towards him.Taking the boy at knifepoint, the accused then asked the complainant to hand over all their belongings. In a bid to save her gasping son from the clutches of the accused who was now pointing the knife to his neck, the complainant rushed inside and handed over to the accused jewelry worth 5 lakhs and cash also worth 5 lakhs along with two mobile phones.Before leaving the accused also threatened to send two of his men behind the woman’s college-going daughter if she dared to file a report with the police.A case has been registered with the Naupada Police. Talking to Midday, DCP Avinash Ambure said that the accused was wearing a black T-shirt with the logo of the delivery app and didn’t remove his mask making it difficult to identify him. However, he added that the police have managed to get some clues and are certain of arresting him soon.Read all minute-by-minute news updates for Uttar Pradesh election results 2022, Punjab election results 2022, Uttarakhand election results 2022, Manipur election results 2022, and Goa election results 2022.Click here for seat-wise LIVE result updates.

Food Delivery Boy at Large After Robbing Family of Rs 10 Lakh at Knifepoint; Thane Police Launches Manhunt



Thane Education News

Thane: Girls turning doctors by dozens, may resuscitate Bhiwandi’s image
Times of India | 1 month ago | 21-08-2022 | 04:46 am
Times of India
1 month ago | 21-08-2022 | 04:46 am

THANE: In the drawing room of a modest apartment in Bhiwandi sit a dozen girls, some in burqa. One thing common among them is that they have all passed MBBS. This pretty picture is noticeably different from the popular image of Bhiwandi. With creaking infrastructure and its power looms, once a mainstay of its economy, in a limbo, Bhiwandi is often called a dying textile town. Unemployment and hopelessness often explain the town that was once called 'Manchester of India'. Amid this hopelessness, is sprouting a new breed of doctors who can change this image. "There is a craze among youngsters, especially girls, to become doctors. Soon we will have dozens of trained doctors," said Shamim Ansari, whose daughter Somaiya is credited to have become a role model. Newly minted doctors drive Bhiwandi's silent revolutionBhiwandi's girls are excelling at NEET, and it is being compared to a "silent revolution". "Recently we felicitated hundreds of students who had cleared SSC exams with flying colours, 70% of which were girls. The way girls are excelling at NEET exams, it is liberation through education and they are bringing a silent revolution," said Bhiwandi East MLA Rais Shaikh. The revolution began with Somaiya Ansari. Studying in Urdu medium, Somaiya topped her school at SSC exam in 2008 and cracked NEET in 2011, securing an MBBS seat at a government medical college. Along with her, Ansari Shifa Shamim and Momin Aseera Akhtar too cleared NEET. "These three girls inspired many youngsters who began dreaming of becoming doctors," said Bhiwandi resident and law teacher Salim Yusuf Shaikh. While many individuals worked to create awareness, many credit Dr Abdul Aziz as having encouraged youngsters to aim for MBBS. "From arranging for fees to helping students get caste certificates and their validation, Dr Abdul Aziz has been a great motivator for medical aspirants here," said businessman Akram Ansari, whose elder brother was among a few initial MBBS doctors in Bhiwandi. Akram's daughter is also studying medicine. There are some unlikely "lovers" of a career in medicine here. Sheikh Parvez Ahmed is a photographer-cum-cabbie who drives Bhiwandi students to a coaching centre in Mulund. "While I drove these MBBS aspirants to the coaching centre and back, I thought about my own daughter. I spoke to parents of some of these girls who guided me and I put my own daughter in the same coaching centre and now she too is MBBS," says Ahmed.

Thane: Girls turning doctors by dozens, may resuscitate Bhiwandi’s image



Thane Covid News

Maharashtra: Active Covid tally dips below 10,000 after 3 months
Times of India | 4 weeks ago | 07-09-2022 | 07:43 am
Times of India
4 weeks ago | 07-09-2022 | 07:43 am

PUNE: Maharashtra's tally of active Covid cases has now dropped below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over three months. It's a major development, considering the state had over 25,000 active cases around June-end. Officials attributed the drop to clear skies and reduced rainfall. The break in the weather has also caused swine flu cases to fall. "Transmission of influenza and Covid is nearly similar. Increased rainfall and humidity can boost transmission as SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses can piggyback on moisture droplets in the air," said state surveillance officer Dr Pradeep Awate. Data showed that around June 9, Maharashtra had 11,571 active Covid cases. The number rose to 23,746 around June 19 and by June 27, active caseload was at 25,570. But by August 8, number of patients fell by more than half to 11,900 and by August-end, it was at 10,633. On Tuesday, the state's active caseload was at 7,701. As for SARS-CoV-2 variants, Maharashtra seems to have dodged the more serious BA.5 subvariant - its prevalence is now less than 5% in samples from the state. Dr Rajesh Karyakarte, a member of India's INSACOG network, said, "BA.5 had triggered severe infection in patients in some countries." Maharashtra is reporting a 75% prevalence of the milder BA.2.75 subvariant, which has not caused a spike in hospitalisation rates. Dr Awate said, "We are seeing a rise in BA.2.75 infections, but cases are largely mild and people are recovering at home. BA.2.75's prevalence is high in samples from Pune, Mumbai, and Thane." According to labs, the state reported 21 BA.5 patients and 216 BA.2.75 cases between August 20 and September 1. Dr Sidram K Raut, director of Noble Hospitals, said, "There has been no rise in the number of people reporting to the hospital. Widespread vaccine coverage may be a factor. But at the same time, there has been no major drop in the number of patients, which suggests many still haven't taken boosters."

Maharashtra: Active Covid tally dips below 10,000 after 3 months