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Kalyan cops arrest history-sheeter two years after he fled from quarantine center
Times of India | 1 day ago | |
Times of India
1 day ago | |

KALYAN: The Khadakpada have arrested a history-sheeter two years after he had escaped from the 15th floor of multi-storied Tata Amantra quarantine center in Bhiwandi.The accused, Ghazidara Irani Jafri (27), have multiple chain snatching cases registered against him. Two years ago, he was arrested in Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges. On the run in two years, he also committed 12 more chain snatching and vehicles thefts cases. A police team on Tuesday went to nab Jafari at Lahuji Nagar area near Kalyan, where the accused was hiding. Sachin Gunjal, deputy commissioner of police, zone 3 of Thane police, said, "After receiving specific information when team went to nab Jafari, he tried to flee by attacking police team with chilly spray. However team overpowered accused and nabbed him." Police have recovered three stolen vehicles, knife, air gun and chilly spray from him.The police said Jafari is resident of tainted Irani basti area in Ambivali where many chain snatchers reside. In April 2021, looking at Jafari’s role into several chain snatching cases, Jafari was booked into MCOCA charges and was shown arrested and was sent to Adharwadi jail. However, Jafari tested Covid positive that time due to which he was taken to a quarantine centre situated at Tata Amantra for treatment.At quarantine centre, Jafari removed the glasses from the window and came down from the pipes before escaping.

Kalyan cops arrest history-sheeter two years after he fled from quarantine center
In two hours, chain snatcher commits seven offences in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar, arrested
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

KALYAN: The Mahatma Phule police in Maharashtra's Kalyan arrested a chain snatcher identified as Saurabh Salunkhe alias Sonya (35) for committing seven chain snatching offences in a span of two hours, in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar area. On January 10, the accused started snatching chains at 10.25am and till 12.30 am, he committed six offences in jurisdiction of Kalyan's two different police stations and one in Ulhasnagar, On Wednesday, a police team led by Ashok Honmane, senior police inspector of Mahatma Phule police station, nabbed Sonya from his residence in Bhiwandi when he came to meet his relatives. The police have found that so far, Sonya has been involved in 11 chain snatching and vehicle theft cases. The police have also recovered three stolen motorcycles from him.

In two hours, chain snatcher commits seven offences in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar, arrested
  • Chain snatchers wanted in 95 cases arrested from Maharashtra’s Parbhani
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: The Central police station in Ulhasnagar arrested a chain snatcher wanted in 95 cases, including four serious Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) cases.Abdullah Irani alias Sayyed (22) was involved in 95 chain snatching cases in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Thane rural. Dattatreya Shinde, additional commissioner of Police, Central zone of Thane police said, "The accused falls into most wanted category since he has been involved in chain snatching cases from the age of 16, and police from Thane,Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane rural area were searching for him."Earlier, Sayyed was residing in Irani basti located in Ambivli area near Kalyan where many chain snatchers were residing. However, later he got shifted to Rahim Nagar area in Parbhani district, said police.Recently, in 20- section area in Ulhasnagar, the accused targeted a businessman Sanjay Nainwani (46) and stole his golden chain worth Rs 1 lakh. Based on Nainwani's complaint, a team led by Madhukar Kad, senior police inspector of Central Police Station started probe and finally managed to nab him from Parbhani district.Dr Sudhakar Pathare, deputy commissioner of police said, "The accused used to steal motorcycle and target elderly people to snatch their golden chains."

Maharashtra Woman, Son Accused Of Killing Relative With Iron Rod Acquitted
Ndtv | 1 week ago | |
Ndtv
1 week ago | |

In 2014, the duo allegedly attacked the victim with an iron rod and killed him. (Representational)Thane: A court in Maharashtra's Thane district has acquitted a 54-year-old woman and her son who were accused of killing their relative nine years ago.Additional sessions judge at Kalyan Rajeev Pande held that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against the woman and her 34-year-old son.The copy of the order passed on January 2 was made available on Friday.According to the prosecution, the mother-son duo, who are residents of Khadavali locality in Kalyan, were allegedly embroiled in a long-standing property dispute with the victim, who was the woman's brother-in-law.On June 25, 2014, the duo allegedly attacked the victim with an iron rod and killed him. They later informed the relatives that the victim was a heavy drinker and had died as a result of a fall, the prosecution claimed.The alleged accused were charged under section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code.The court observed that the prosecution's case depended on suspicion, and the suspicion, however strong, cannot take the place of evidence.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe prosecution had failed to bring sufficient and cogent evidence against the accused to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt, therefore, the accused are entitled to be acquitted, it said. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayDo Women In Sports Remain Vulnerable?

Maharashtra Woman, Son Accused Of Killing Relative With Iron Rod Acquitted
Kalyan: Parents rejoice as school drops plan to shut Cambridge section
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

KALYAN: After protests by parents of students, the Podar International School in Kalyan on Wednesday announced that it was withdrawing its decision to shut down its Cambridge International Board section.Issuing a written statement, Sanjay Nandi, principal of CIE section of Podar school, said, "In view of the concern shared by the CIE parents, the proposal to gradually close CIE-Kalyan section from 31st March, 2024, is being withdrawn. All currently enrolled students can continue their education in the school. The closure of the school will only be considered in the future after receiving the approval of the PTA." The statement further said, "We would like to assure all parents that no child would be forced to leave the school against the wishes of parents. The school shall continue to function as per usual".Parents and students have welcomed the school's decision. Pradeep Mutha, a parent, told TOI, "We are really very happy with school's decision." Deepesh Haseja, another parent, said, "The school decision really makes us happiness because after school's earlier announcement, I was worried about further studies of my son."

Kalyan: Parents rejoice as school drops plan to shut Cambridge section
  • Parents protest as school plans to shut Cambridge section
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: The parents of students in Podar International School, Kalyan were left in a tizzy when the school suddenly announced on Monday that it was shutting down its Cambridge International Board section. More than 200 parents gathered in front of the school and protested against the decision. The school administration called a meeting of the management of Podar School on Thursday. According to the parents, the school is asking them to discontinue this board, citing losses.Pradeep Mutha, whose two children are studying in the school, said, "The school is saying they are suffering losses while the reality is that they are using the same infrastructure for three sections - CIE, CBSE and ICSE - and also charging a good amount of fees."Another parent Dipesh Hasija said, "The main problem is that both the boards have Hindi and Marathi languages which were not in ICE. In such a situation, how will kids learn these languages when their basics are not clear." Girish Kamath, General Manager, Podar Education Network said, "The school has proposed a gradual closure of the IGCSE classes at the end of the Academic Year 2023-24 in April 2024 (after a period of about 15 months). The school has given multiple options for the reallocation of the students to other Podar Education Network schools of various boards over the coming year and a half as per the convenience of the parents."Kamath said the school has initiated discussions with the parents to plan for the eventual shifting of the students by April 2024.

Grandmother, girl die in wee-hour fire in Thane’s Kalyan flat
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

KALYAN: A 75-year-old woman and her 22-year-old granddaughter died due to suffocation after a fire broke out in their third-floor apartment in Kalyan in the wee hours of Tuesday. The blaze broke out at 2.45am in the flat at Shafiq-ue Tower in Ghas Bazar, but the fire brigade was alerted late, said Namdev Chaudhari, chief fire officer, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation. He said the two women could have been saved as they were in the bedroom and the fire had spread in the hall room and kitchen. Neighbours said they did not notice the fire immediately as they were sleeping under thick blankets to beat the chill and did not hear or smell anything. "The neighbours tried to douse the flames and alerted the fire brigade only at 3.35am. We rushed to the sp-ot and controlled the fire, but by then the duo died due to suffocation after inhaling toxic fumes," Chaudhari said. "If the women would have opened the bedroom window, they could have been saved." The deceased were identified as Khatija Hasan Mahim and her granddaughter Ibra Abdul Shaikh, who was pursuing a lab technician course. Khatija's son and three daughters, all married, live nearby. As Khatija lived alone, her youngest daughter's two children would often stay over at night. Initial reports suggest a short-circuit may have caused the fire, but locals blame power voltage fluctuations. Jamil Shaikh, a neighbour, said, "The area has been witnessing voltage fluctuations which sometimes damages electronic devices. We want the power company to resolve this issue." Bazarpeth police have filed an accidental death report in the incident.

Grandmother, girl die in wee-hour fire in Thane’s Kalyan flat
Kalyan road mishap: School’s staff protest on muddy road
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

KALYAN: A day after a 14-year-old student was injured in an accident after his mother driving a scooter lost balance on a waterlogged road near a school on National Highway-61 in Kalyan, the school's staff protests by sitting in same muddy road to protest against National Highway Authority who failed to get speed up road work.Another side, after school's protest now NHAI have again issued fresh notice to contractor asking him to speed up work on road. On Monday, a 14-year old student injured after his mother Anuja Salvi while returning from school due to extra class lost balance of her scooter and fell down due to muddy and disbalanced road.She said they were lucky because there was no big vehicle or else the tragedy could have been worse.The 3km stretch of the National Highway near Kalyan is in bad condition.Locals, as well as schools located on the highway, have been protesting for the last two years against the NHAI, demanding to speed up cementing of the road which is going at a slow pace.Meanwhile, after Monday's incident, the Sacred Heart school's administrator Albin Anthony with other staffs of school stage a sit-in on the muddy and disbalanced road to protest against the NHAI on Tuesday protested in same muddy road. Anthony said, "Many accidents took place due to the poor condition of the road and drainage line not repaired by contractor carrying out cement road work but NHAI not getting work done from contractor". In last few months several protests held on same road by locals as well as same school against NHAI who is looking failed to get repair road from contractor who is carrying out cementing of road work.When asked Jyoti Shinde, executive engineer of PWD, NHAI said, "The contractor is truly delayed work and we have issued notice to him asking to speed up work and we hope in two to three days contractor will speed up work".

Kalyan road mishap: School’s staff protest on muddy road
3 Punjab shooters arrested in 3am raid near Kalyan
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

The anti-gangster task force of Punjab Police with the help of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and local Khadakpada police raided Yadav Nagar area in Mohane near Kalyan in the early hours of Monday and arrested three shooters of Sonu Khatri gang involved in various criminal activities in Punjab. The gang operates from outside India.All three arrested accused - Shivam Mahatur, 22, Gurmukh Singh, 23, and Amandip Gurmilchand alias Rancho, 21, - are residents of Punjab. They are being taken to Punjab on a transit remand.Police sources said the accused were involved in a murder in Punjab last year and were on the radar of Punjab Police.In March 2022, one Makkhan Kanga (30) was shot multiple times by a gang of around six people, killing him on the spot. The attackers came in an SUV and fired indiscriminately. The three arrested accused were wanted in murder, attempt-to-murder.Sources said that the anti-gangster task force of Punjap Police recently received specific information about hideouts of the three accused in Kalyan's Mohane area. They shared the information with Maharashtra ATS. The two agencies with help of local Khadakpada police laid a trap and nabbed the three shooters from a ground-plus three-story building where they were living in a rented flat. Police sources said at least 100 policemen, surrounded the building area around 3 am, and ATS and anti-gangster task force team entered the flat where the accused were hiding.

3 Punjab shooters arrested in 3am raid near Kalyan
Railway gateman caught napping in Dombivli
Times of India | 3 weeks ago | |
Times of India
3 weeks ago | |

KALYAN: A video has exposed the negligence of a gateman at a railway crossing situated at Mothagaon on Diva-Vasai line in Dombivli. A video shared by a local functionary of a politial party shows a gateman sleeping in his cabin before the arrival of a train with the railway crossing gates open. The incident happened 2am. Railways has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

Railway gateman caught napping in Dombivli
  • Railway crossing gate left open as train approaches in Dombivli; gateman caught napping
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: An alarming video has emerged showing a gateman at a railway crossing in Dombivli’s Mothagaon sleeping on the job while a train was approaching near the crossing.Fortunately, no one was harmed.The video was shared by Babasaheb's Shiv Sena functionary Dipesh Mahatre.@Central_Railway @RailMinIndia dangerous situation at Diva-Vasai Gate NO1 railway crossing at Mothagaon night 2am r… https://t.co/dhQuRzpm1c— Dipesh Pundlik Mhatre (@Dipesh99Mhatre) 1672805608000The video shows a man who recorded the video upon seeing an open gate and a train approaching immediately approach the gateman but found he was sleeping in his cabin.Mahatre who tweeted the video demanded central railway take strict action against the gateman sleeping on duty.Mahatre told TOI, "The incident happened on Wednesday at 2am midnight when very few people were on the road".However, when asked Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of Central Railway said, "In case the gate is opened the signal turns into red and a train does not pass and when the gate is closed train passes. In this case video shows the train was stopped at safe distance". "We will probe the matter and if the gateman is found guilty, necessary action will be taken," added Sutar.

Kalyan-Taloja metro line: Tender invited for design consultants
Times of India | 3 weeks ago | |
Times of India
3 weeks ago | |

KALYAN: In a step towards the construction of Kalyan-Taloja metro line 12, which is seen as extension of Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited tenders for the appointment of detailed design consultant for the architectural and building services, including metro stations, depot, staff quarters which are important phases of the work of this metro line 12.Kalyan Lok Sabha MP Shrikant Shinde said in a press release, "At present, the process of appointing consultants for construction of 17 stations, metro depots and other works on the Kalyan-Taloja Metro 12 route has been started and for this a tender of Rs 11.28 crore has been announced by MMRDA." Shinde said, "After seven days, the tender for the actual work of Metro 12 will be announced and it will be approximately Rs 6,000 crore."The construction of the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro line is going on at a fast pace. The line will further go from Kalyan to Dombivli, some villages of Kalyan taluka and further to Taloja. The proposed corridor will offer a hassle -free commute option to and from the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport.This metro line will be 20.7km long and will have 17 stations. Due to the construction of this metro route, the twin Kalyan-Dombivli city, Kalyan rural will be directly connected with Navi Mumbai, Taloja. The 20.7 km long metro corridor will have a 17 stations - APMC Kalyan, Gnesh Nagar, Pisawali gaon, Golivali, Dombivli MIDC, Sa gaon, Sonar Pada, Manpada, Hadutane, Kolegaon, Nilje gaon, Wadavali, Bale, Vaklan, Turbhe, Pasawe Depot and Taloja. Once the line is operational,it will be intergerated with Mumbai Metro line 5. Shindesaid, "Once the Metro line is constructed, it will benifit lakhs of citizens from Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur Thane, Navi Mumbai and Panvel." The proposed line 12 was given cabinet nod in 2019.Presently, people travelling to Navi Mumbai from Kalyan-Dombivli and vice versa are mostly dependent on public transport such as buses and private vehicles causing heavy traffic jam on Kalyan-Shilphata road that connects both the cities. In last few years, the route also witnessed many mega housing projects e route, on the line of Ghadbundar road area of Thane, leading to demands for metro services to dealt with the growing traffic.

Kalyan-Taloja metro line: Tender invited for design consultants
Contractor constructing multi-storied KDMC parking booked for electricity theft of Rs 34 lakh
Times of India | 4 weeks ago | |
Times of India
4 weeks ago | |

KALYAN: The Electricity department on Tuesday filed an FIR against a private civic contractor constructing seven storied parking of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) near Kalyan railway station for stealing electricity worth Rs 34 lakh.The FIR was registered against NCCCL-Kinjal-KTIL Construction company, which is carrying out seven storied parking as well as SATIS work outside Kalyan railway station. The MSEDCL team from Kalyan which registered an FIR said that acting on information they recently inspected parking work going on near station and during check up they found company involved in stealing electricity directly from feeder peeler.On further investigation, it was found that the said company had stolen and used 84,372 units of unmetered electricity during the period from January 2022 to December 2022. Accordingly, a notice was issued to the company to pay Rs 34 lakh for the stolen electricity.An official said since the company failed to paid within the prescribed time, assistant engineer Mohammad Sheikh filed a complaint at local Mahatma phule police station under Section 135 of the Electricity Act 2003 against the said company.However when asked over issue Phoj Singh, company's supervisor said, "The mistake was done by our sub contractor to whom we have removed and we will pay electricity theft money within two to three days."

Contractor constructing multi-storied KDMC parking booked for electricity theft of Rs 34 lakh
Everyone has right to express but language should be neat: Eknath Shinde’s son
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

KALYAN: After NCP netas slam ruling party for registering seven FIRs against NCP's Thane city president Anand Paranjape across Thane commissionerate to suppress the voice of the opposition, chief minister's son and Kalyan Lok Sabha MP Dr Shrikant Shinde on Sunday in Dombivli slammed Paranjape for using objectionable language saying, "If you use the wrong language, you will have to face people's anger".It may be recalled that NCP activists led by Paranjape had protested in Thane over the suspension of NCP leader and MLA Jayant Patil from attending the winter session of the state legislature. Balasaheb's Shiv Sena workers led by Shinde who filed several FIRs against Paranjape at different police stations claimed that during the protest Paranjape used some objectionable remarks against CM Eknath Shinde.On the issue, Paranjape and other NCP netas had slammed the ruling party and blamed it for registering false cases to suppress voice of opposition.On Sunday, Dr Shrikant Shinde visited Dombivli where he laid foundation stone, with minister Ravindra Chavan, for different roads worth Rs 100 crore. During reply to reporters on opposition's claim, Dr Shinde said, "When we say something, we should speak thoughtfully. Everyone has right to speak, we can speak anything. But while speaking everyone should take care of what kind of language they are using. If we use wrong language then we will have to face the anger of the people."Dr Shinde said, "In his (Paranjape) case people have expressed their feeling by filing cases."

Everyone has right to express but language should be neat: Eknath Shinde’s son