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Mumbra man duped of Rs 97,000 by online cheats offering fake loans
Times of India | 16 hours ago | 29-11-2022 | 04:50 pm
Times of India
16 hours ago | 29-11-2022 | 04:50 pm

THANE: A 38-year-old man from Mumbra was cheated of Rs 97,000 by five persons who offered him a loan with zero per cent interest. The police said that in 2019, he had taken a loan from a financial company and had repaid the loan with the prescribed interest. It was recently, he got a call from a woman from the same finance company who identified herself as an executive and told him that considering his old financial record with the company and the credit score, he can avail the loan at zero percent interest. As he was in dire need of money, he fell prey to the sweet-talking accused. He said that he got calls wherein the accused told him different schemes but settled to take Rs 30 lakh loan with no interest. Another accused also a woman told him that he will have to avail a policy from them accordingly he paid the sum for the requisite. Again the accused told them that he can avail the subsidy on loan but for which he will have to pay more money. They sent him a link via email and told him to take the insurance policies and pay a different sum. Both the policies turned out to be genuine as the complainant verified it with the call centre numbers. Falling prey to the scamsters he paid the amount on different pretext to the accused and took three policies from the accused but did not give him any loan and later their mobile numbers were unreachable. He then realised that he had been duped and registered a case with the Mumbra police under various sections of cheating of the Indian penal code and relevant section of information and technology act. The police said that they are probing the case.

Mumbra man duped of Rs 97,000 by online cheats offering fake loans
  • Thane: Man duped of Rs 97,000 by five in fake loan scam
  • Times of India

    THANE: A 38-year-old man from Mumbra was duped of Rs 97,000 by five persons who offered him a loan with zero per cent interest. The police said that in 2019, he had taken a loan from a financial company and had repaid it with the prescribed interest. However, he recently got a call from a woman from the same finance company impersonating an executive who told him that he can avail the loan at zero per cent interest. He settled for Rs 30 lakh loan with no interest. Another woman told him to avail a policy from them, and he paid the sum for the requisite. The accused again told him to pay more money to avail subsidy on loan. He took three policies, but never received any loan.

Thane: Man flees after failed ATM theft
Times of India | 2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:33 am
Times of India
2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:33 am

KALYAN: An unidentified youth on Saturday tried to steal money from an ATM kiosk of Canara Bank in Ambernath taluka of Thane District. An official from Hill Line police station said the accused attempted to break open the cash-dispensing machine but failed to do so after which he left the kiosk.The accused (aged 25 to 30 years) posing as a customer, stepped inside the ATM kiosk situated near Khoni village on Taloja MIDC road early in the morning, and attempted to steal the money by trying to break the machine. However, when he failed to do so he left the spot, said the police. Cops found that he managed to partly damage the machine safe door. The incident was captured in CCTV with shows him hiding his face with a cap.

Thane: Man flees after failed ATM theft
  • Man attempts to break open ATM in Thane
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: An unidentified youth on Saturday tried to steal money from an ATM kiosk of Canara Bank in Ambernath taluka of Thane district. Police said the accused attempted to break open the cash-dispensing machine but left the kiosk after he failed to open the main machine in which cash was loaded. Police found the accused had partly damaged the machine safe door where the money is stored. The incident was captured in the CCTV camera.

Bank robbery bid: ‘Killer’ who fled from Vasai court held in 48 hours
Times of India | 2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:19 am
Times of India
2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:19 am

THANE: Following a 48-hour search operation, the crime branch unit-3 of Mira-Bhayander Vasai-Virar (MBVV) police nabbed the undertrial accused of murdering a banker during a robbery bid who had escaped from Vasai court premises along with his bike-borne aide on Friday, officials informed on Sunday. In July 2021, Anil Dubey (36), a former private bank manager, was arrested for allegedly killing his former colleague and injuring another while trying to flee with gold ornaments worth nearly Rs 3.4 crore from the locker at the bank's Virar branch. On Friday afternoon, when Dubey was brought from Thane Central jail to Vasai court, he allegedly requested the escorting policemen to allow him to visit the washroom and managed to give them the slip and escape on a motorcycle driven by his aide Chand Badshah Aziz Khan (42), a historysheeter from Nalasopara. "We have arrested Dubey and Khan from Nalasopara after our teams narrowed down on them following technical leads. We also recovered the bike," confirmed Shrikant Pathak, additional police commissioner, MBVV police. Avinash Ambure, deputy police commissioner, crime, MBVV police, said, "Our teams were tipped off that the absconding undertrial could be holed up in Nalasopara following which crime branch unit-3 formed teams and started search operations." Police are likely to have zeroed in on the accused based on technical surveillance, including CCTV footage, of the area. Police in the Vasai-Virar area were on alert and also undertook late-night patrolling since Friday, officials said. While sources said Dubey got in touch with Khan when the latter was lodged at Thane jail a few months back, prison officials said they were unaware if Khan was lodged there and may have interacted with Dubey to hatch the escape plan.

Bank robbery bid: ‘Killer’ who fled from Vasai court held in 48 hours
Thane: Man, 70, on train to Kerala, gets off at Kalyan, found in Mulund
Times of India | 2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:04 am
Times of India
2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:04 am

KALYAN: A 70-year-old man from Kerala who disembarked from a long-distance train at Kalyan and got separated from his family was reunited , thanks to the alacrity shown by the railway police. The elderly man was part of a group of more than 100 pilgrims who had been on a fortnight's pilgrimage to Kashi, Ayodhya and other shrines in the north. On their way back home to Kerala the man, Krishnan Namboothiri, alighted at Kalyan around 2am on Saturday although the group was supposed to travel up to the destination point at the Kurla terminus before boarding a connecting train to Kerala. His relatives later said they were not aware that he had got off the train. It was only after the train had reached Kurla terminus that Namboothiri's wife and other family members realised that he was missing. A few of the relatives went back to Kalyan and sought help from the station master. Namboothiri's elderly wife and most of the others in the group were told to proceed on their journey to Kerala. A check of footage from CCTV cameras at Kalyan station showed Namboothiri getting off the outstation train. The relatives were told to contact the railway police at Kalyan. Namboothiri's photos were circulated on on various WhatsApp groups of the railway police, said senior inspector Mukesh Dhage. Within a few hours, the railway police at Mulund station got back to say that a person meeting the description of the missing senior citizen had been spotted outside a temple near Mulund railway station on Saturday evening. Namboothiri was reunited with his relatives who took him along and the elderly man is slated to leave for Kerala with the relatives on Monday. Namboothiri, who has never been to Mumbai, has said that he is not aware how he had reached Mulund from Kalyan station, where he got down from the express train. Santosh M, a relative of Namboothiri who lives in Kalyan, said, "He has told us he does not know why he got down from the train at Kalyan and is not even sure how he travelled up to Mulund... But we are thankful to the Kalyan railway police officer Mukesh Dhage who swung into action and helped trace him. We were quite worried for him."

Thane: Man, 70, on train to Kerala, gets off at Kalyan, found in Mulund
New, signal-free corridor will ease Mumbai-Thane traffic woes
Times of India | 2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:01 am
Times of India
2 days ago | 28-11-2022 | 06:01 am

THANE: The MMRDA has given its approval to ease congestion at one of the 'world's most chaotic' traffic junctions at Teen Haath Naka by constructing a fresh pair of U-shaped flyovers in addition to the existing bridge that runs above the intersection, officials informed, adding that the project will also ensure the arterial junction could get rid of signals presently required for crossing the intersection. The proposal for the flyovers - with three lanes each and collectively costing approximately Rs 289 crore - was presented before the MMRDA committee last month and finally got administrative approval. Teen Haath Naka is a vital junction on the Mumbai (LBS route)-Thane-Pune-Nashik route where nearly seven roads, including three arterial lanes, converges. A 2014 study commissioned by the Thane corporation had pegged the junction as one of the world's most chaotic ones. Even though the MSRDC had built a flyover over the junction two decades back, it doesn't cater to the rising movement of traffic underneath and between the seven lanes that connect Mumbai-Thane via LBS road with the Eastern Express Highway. According to the plans, a 700m-long, U-shaped flyover will take off from the Nashik lane of the EEH after the Teen Haath Naka junction ends and will run parallel to the existing bridge and then take a turn to the right and land few metres ahead of the junction on the Mumbai-bound carriageway. All vehicles coming from Mumbai and entering Thane city or proceeding towards LBS road or old Pune highway will take this arm without waiting at the signal for crossing over. Similarly, traffic from Nashik, Pune and Thane city headed towards Mumbai using LBS road will ascend the second U-shaped flyover after crossing the junction on the Mumbai-bound lane of the highway. The flyover measuring 900m in length will run parallel to the highway and take a U-turn and land in the opposite direction ahead of the Teen Haath Naka. Officials say once the project is completed, the waiting time at signal for Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, and Pune-bound vehicles will be reduced substantially. The plan entails removing the signals that increase waiting time and often stretches beyond 15-20 minutes. The inclusion of the two U-shaped flyovers at the spot will prove beneficial in smooth management of traffic, especially once the metro station comes up on the stretch. The project may affect a small stretch of green cover between the service road and the highway.

New, signal-free corridor will ease Mumbai-Thane traffic woes
Maharashtra: Under trial who escaped from Vasai court premises nabbed
Times of India | 2 days ago | 27-11-2022 | 11:15 pm
Times of India
2 days ago | 27-11-2022 | 11:15 pm

THANE: The crime branch unit-3 of the Mira-Bhayender Vasai-Virar (MBVV) police have nabbed the under trial- accused of murdering a Virar banker who escaped from the Vasai court premises, along with his bike-borne aide, on Friday, following an intense search operation lasting 48 hours, officials informed on Sunday. “We have arrested the under trial Anil Dubey and his aide Chand Badshah Aziz Khan from Nalla Sopara after our teams narrowed down on them following technical leads. We also recovered the bike used in the crime. We will investigate the case further to get more details,” confirmed Shrikant Pathak, additional police commissioner at the MBVV police late Sunday. Avinash Ambure, deputy police commissioner, crime, MBVV police said, “Our teams were tipped off that the absconding under trial could possibly be holed up in Nalla Sopara or the vicinity following which officials from the crime branch unit-3 formed teams and started their operations. We finally managed to nab them based on leads from sources,” he said. The MBVV police is likely to have zeroed in on the accused based on technical surveillance including CCTV footage of the area. The police in the Vasai-Virar area were on high alert and also undertook late night patrolling since Friday, officials informed. Dubey, 36, was arrested last year for allegedly fatally attacking and injuring two bankers in Virar and trying to flee with gold ornaments worth Rs 3.38 crore from the bank locker. Dubey was lodged at the Thane Central jail and was being brought to the Vasai court Friday afternoon where he allegedly requested the escorting policemen to visit the washroom and managed to give them a slip and escape on a motorcycle driven by his aide Khan, 42, who is a history sheeter and resident of Nalla Sopara. It is learnt that Dubey got in touch with Khan while the latter was also lodged at the Thane prison few months back. The police said they will investigate the case further to get more leads. The prison authorities said they were unaware if Khan was lodged at Thane and may have interacted with Dubey to hatch such a meticulous plan.

Maharashtra: Under trial who escaped from Vasai court premises nabbed
Thane: Two groups clash over complaint against illegal building in Kalwa, 6 injured
Times of India | 3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:38 pm
Times of India
3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:38 pm

THANE: Six persons were injured when two groups of nearly 30 people clashed with each other on Saturday in Kalwa area. A police officer informed that the Khanbande family and Cheulkar family have had bitter rivalry for the past many years and it was on Saturday that they came to face-to face which triggered the assault leading to injuries. Both the groups assaulted each other at Kalwa hospital in front of police. Inspector Manohar Awhad said that Taqi assaulted the Khanbande’s as he had complaint about the illegal building of Cheulkar that led to the clash. Cross cases have been registered against both the groups, the police said. While Taqi Cheulkar and 12 others have been booked for attempt to murder Miran Khanbande and 15 others have been booked for Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means and other sections of Indian penal code in both the cases.

Thane: Two groups clash over complaint against illegal building in Kalwa, 6 injured
  • Thane: NCP, RPI workers clash at Ulhasnagar ex-MLA Pappu Kalani’s bungalow after dispute on WhatsApp group
  • Times of India

    ULHASNAGAR: The workers of two political parties — Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Republican Party of India (RPI) — fought with each other inside the bungalow of former Ulhasnagar MLA Pappu Kalani. Police deployed heavy security as tension prevailed in the area falling under Maharashra's Thane district. The fight took place late night on Thursday after a dispute took place on a WhatsApp group between former mayor and RPI leader Bhagwan Bhalerao and NCP's Ulhasnagar's spokesperson Kamlesh Nikam. During the arguments, Nikam made some personal comments against Bhalerao's family following which Bhalerao's relative Akash Sonawane, along with his associates, barged into Kalani Mahal (bungalow) and assaulted Nikam. After this Nikam and other NCP workers also assaulted Sonawane and his associates badly. As soon as the people of both the parties came to know about the incident, hundreds of workers gathered outside Kalani Mahal. Seeing the tense situation, a posse of police personnel reached the spot and rushed the injured people — Akash Sonawane and his associates — to the hospital. On the complaint lodged by Sonawane, the Ulhasnagar Police registered a case against Kamlesh Nikam, Vishal Hazare, Vijay Yadav, Satish Gaikwad, Sampat More and three other people under the IPC sections 326, 323, 504, 506, and on rioting charges. On Nikam's complaint, the police registered a case against Akash Sonawane, Yogesh Pawar and four-five others under sections of assault, trespassing and rioting. In the same case, Bhagwan Bhalerao has demanded police to book Nikam and others under attempt to murder charges since Sonawane has suffered serious injuries. The police are to arrest anybody in the case. Sources said Nikam and Bhalerao are preparing to contest the upcoming election of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation from the same panel. Police have seized the footage of the CCTV cameras. The police found that Kalani had no role in the assault since he was inside his room while the incident took place inside the compound area of the bungalow.

Leopard that strayed into Kalyan lost its way: Officials
Times of India | 3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:02 am
Times of India
3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 11:02 am

KALYAN: A day after a leopard strayed into Kalyan city and injured five people on Thursday, officials of Sanjay Gandhi National Park said it is doing well. "The rescued leopard is absolutely healthy and fit," said assistant conservator of forests Girija Desai. She said it has been kept under observation by the veterinary team. A decision about releasing it into the forest is likely to be taken soon. In Kalyan, a forest team conducted a panchnama (detailed inquiry) of the five people injured by the leopard as part of a procedure to provide them compensation. An official said that leopards had been spotted several times in Haji Malang area but this is for the first time that a wild cat has entered Kalyan city. After being first spotted in a few parts of Kalyan around 5.30 am, the leopard walked into Shri Ramanugrah building in Chinchpada locality around 8.30 am. Forest officials said their team is now trying to trace the route that the leopard took by looking for pugmarks and is also checking CCTV footage of the route to find exact route used by leopard. "Once its route is traced, we will start awareness campaign among the public in the areas where the leopard came in from," said Desai. While the leopard's entry has shaken up people of Kalyan-Dombivli, forest officials said the leopard possibly lost its way in one rare occasion and landed in the city.

Leopard that strayed into Kalyan lost its way: Officials
  • Thane: Leopard in Kalyan building sparks panic, 5 injured
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: A leopard walked into Kalyan city on Thursday morning, sparking panic and excitement among residents. While it was first spotted around 5. 30am, not many were sure it was a leopard they had seen, said local residents. However, fear gripped residents of Chinchpada locality after the wild cat sauntered into a five-storey building around 8. 30am. The leopard attacked five people, including a forest official, resulting injuries to them, before a forest team tranquillised it at around 5. 30pm in a 5-hour rescue operation. The injured persons are stable. The most important role in catching the leopard was played by assistant conservator of forests, Girija Desai, who is just 38.It was Desai who succeeded in tranquillising the leopard“The male cat was aggressive,” assistant conservator of forests Girija Desai said. The leopard has been taken to SGNP, Borivli. Leopard rescue operation hampered by cramped space and huge crowds The operation to rescue the leopard that had entered a Kalyan building was hampered by huge crowds that had gathered outside. The cat was first spotted walking across the street in Hanuman Nagar around 5. 30am, locals claimed. Some said it had walked past a few buildings in their locality but, at that point, no one was sure it was a leopard or “something that looked like a leopard”. After some sight-seeing, the spotted cat strolled down Chinchpada around 8am when it ran into curious stares and panic-stricken humans. The leopard mauled a resident of a chawl, Mahohar Gaikwad. The sight unnerved Rajiv Pandey, who was standing at the entrance of Sriram Anugraha Towers, a 5-storey building, with his 2-year-old daughter in his arms. A frozen Pandey tightened his embrace around the infant and was ready to scoot when the cat lunged towards him. The baby is safe, but Pandey sustained minor injuries to the head and hand, and has been hospitalised. As he bolted, the leopard, also seemingly in panic, waddled into the building. A local who spotted Pandey’s encounter with the wild creature raised an alarm. After a few shrieks, the sound of doors being slammed shut rent the air even as the leopard tip-toed to the first floor, said eyewitnesses. Outside the building, a few shops which had just opened for the day’s business downed shutters. No one knows who alerted the police, fire brigade and forest officials. Forest officer of Kalyan range, Rajesh Channe, reached the spot and cordoned off the area before his colleagues arrived with a cage and other equipment. The gate to the building was blocked and announcements were made asking residents to stay put in their homes. Residents who did not have iron grilles in their balconies were brought out using a ladder. Amid the pandemonium, a senior citizen, Rama Singh (78), slipped and was clawed at by the wild cat. Lalchand Tiwari, a local Congress leader whose home and office are in the building, said his worker, Nandu Parab, who had come to clean his office was holed up for at least six hours. “Most residents locked themselves up at home…children, especially, were not allowed outside till the evening,” he said. Gaining access to the building was a bit of a challenge due to its structure and the cramped space, said assistant conservator Desai. “The building abuts the street and does not have any space at the entrance, which made the rescue difficult,” said Desai. What made matters worse is that the animal seemed stressed and, therefore, exhibited aggression. “Due to this, it took a lot of time to use the tranquilliser dart,” she added. Drone cameras were deployed to zero in on the location of the leopard during the rescue operation which was led by Dr Shailesh Pethe, assistant commissioner (wildlife), Sanjay Gandhi National Park, along with Desai. A forest official, Dinesh Gupta, was injured on the head and hand during the effort. He has been administered 15 sutures, said Pawan Sharma of NGO Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare. Also, a social worker, Harshal Salve, was injured as the leopard bit his hand. NGOs working for animal protection, including PAWS run by Nilesh Bhange, helped the rescue team. Forest officials said the leopard could have found its way into Kalyan city through the Haji Malang hillock, which is located about 20km from where it was rescued. “It must have come in from the villages in the night,” said Channe. Earlier this year, a leopard which had reached a village in Kalyan via Badlapur, was rescued from the Matheran forest range. A video of this leopard had surfaced with its head stuck in a jar. In 2016, a spotted cat had entered a bungalow in Ulhasnagar. The occupants of the bungalow had run out of the house and were, thus, saved from any attack.

  • Maharashtra: Leopard enters housing complex in Kalyan, injures three persons; captured
  • Times of India

    THANE: Three people suffered minor injuries on Thursday after a leopard entered a housing complex in Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said. The big cat sneaked into the premises of Anugrah Tower on Chinchpada Road in the morning, leaving panicked residents to call in forest department and police personnel, he said. Residents look on as Sanjay Gandhi National park-#Mumbai team tries to tranquilise a #leopard in a building at Chin… https://t.co/HnXqh2Uh59— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1669283890000"Three people sustained minor injuries and were given first-aid at a local hospital. The leopard has been kept captive and we are awaiting for a cage into which it will be shifted (for evacuation from the site)," Range Forest Officer Sanjay Channe told reporters. The area drew huge crowds after word spread about the presence of a leopard, officials added. They said the leopard may have sneaked into the site from the nearby Haji Malang Hills. which has thick forest cover.

  • Kalyan: Locals panic as leopard enters crowded area, one injured
  • Times of India

    KALYAN: Panic gripped busy Chinchpada area of Kalyan city in Thane district of Maharashtra after a sudden appearance of leopard on Thursday morning. Learning about the presence of a leopard, a team from forest department has rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, local police officials are engaged in controlling the crowed which has gathered to catch a glimpse of a leopard. Forest officer Rajesh Channe said the leopard may have come from the dense forests of Haji Malang forest area and hunt is on to catch it. This is for the first time leopard was seen in the busy area of the city. The leopard is currently hiding in Shriram Anugrah tower where forest team have cordoned off the area and police team has also been deployed. The wild animal attacked a resident of a building who was leaving with his 2-year-old child. He has been admitted to hospital. A rescue team of Sanjay Gandhi National Park has reached the spot and is trying to catch the leopard trapped on the terrace of the building. The wild animal was first spotted by locals in Hanuman Nagar. Later, residents of Pragya apartment, Sai Dham society, Ganesh Udyan and surrounding spotted the leopard roaming on street. Later, he ran away and was seen on Chinchpada Road.

Thane Municipal Corporation earns Rs 500 crore in property tax, Majiwada tops with Rs 174 crore
Times of India | 3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:36 am
Times of India
3 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:36 am

THANE: The Majiwada-Manpada ward, which includes plush residential enclaves located in and around Ghodbunder Road, has contributed the most in property tax to the Thane civic corporation kitty. As per data accessed till November 23, the developing areas of Ghodbunder Road generated Rs 173.9 crore of the total Rs 502 crore collected since the start of the fiscal. It is followed by the Vartak Nagar (Rs 77 crore) and Naupada (Rs 63 crore). Nearly Rs 62.4 crore was generated from the counter operated at the Thane Municipal HQ. At Rs 16.5 crore, Wagle Estate contributed the least. Overall, the Thane corporation has reported a rise in tax collection and recovery this fiscal as compared to last, TMC chief Abhijit Bangar said. “We have crossed the recovery milestone of Rs 500 crore for FY 2022-23, which is nearly Rs 150 crore more than what was collected for the period last year. We are thankful to citizens for their cooperation in timely payment of the tax. Those who have not yet paid their tax should cooperate by paying it without delay,” Bangar said. Meanwhile, residents complained that despite the high taxes, civic services, including water supply, were poor. “We are paying taxes on time, but still get inadequate water. We have to deploy 5-6 tankers daily and cough up additional money for it. Internal roads in and around Waghbil are not good,” complained a resident.

Thane Municipal Corporation earns Rs 500 crore in property tax, Majiwada tops with Rs 174 crore
Plot to rob angadia foiled in Thane, 4 held
Times of India | 4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:18 am
Times of India
4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:18 am

THANE: Thane police, who are investigating the robbery attempt on an angadiya that was foiled in the early hours of Friday, said they have arrested four persons in connection with the case. The accused—Navin Singh, Chandrakant Pujari, Vishwajeet Dangle and Thomas—were arrested by Shrinagar police in Thane. A manhunt has been launched to nab the other members of the gang. According to police, Singh has eight cases of property crimes registered against him in Thane as well as various police stations in Karnataka. “Pujari faces 10 cases of property crimes in Thane and parts of Karnataka, while Dangle has a case in Nashik,” said Wagle Estate division ACP Gajanan Kabdule. “During the wee hours of Friday, a team attached to Shrinagar police unit was patrolling the Wagle Estate area when it spotted two cars near Road No. 16 and No. 18. As the policemen in plain clothes started walking towards the cars due to suspicion, they overheard a man who had alighted from one of the vehicles ask the others if they were to attack a car which was to pass through the area with an angadia carrying valuables,” Kabdule said. However, on spotting the policemen walking in their direction, the accused got suspicious and started running. But the police team managed to gherao the other occupants of the cars and pin them down. Police seized both the cars and recovered four crowbars, screwdrivers, a knife, chili powder, hand gloves and masks from the gang. During the probe, it came to light that one of the cars had been stolen from Mangaluru in Karnataka. Kabdule added that a team of policemen has been dispatched to various parts of Karnataka and Kerala for further investigation into the case.

Plot to rob angadia foiled in Thane, 4 held
Thane Municipal Corporation asked to take charge of 3 EEH flyovers, Kopri railway overbridge
Times of India | 4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:03 am
Times of India
4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 09:03 am

THANE: The MSRDC and MMRDA have requested the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) to takeover the maintenance and ownership of the three flyovers on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and the under-construction Kopri railway overbridge, officials said. The move comes close on the heels of the MMRDA handing over the ownership of the highway between Anand Nagar and Majiwada to the TMC. At present, the MSRDC owns and maintains the Golden Dyes and Cadbury-Nitin junction flyovers, while the MMRDA is responsible for Teen Haath Naka and the Kopri rail overbridge that is nearing completion. Thane civic chief Abhijit Bangar told TOI that the MSRDC had recently written to the corporation asking it to take up responsibility of the two flyovers within its jurisdiction. The MMRDA is also in talks with the corporation regarding the two projects on the EEH which are being handed over, a senior civic official said. “We have asked the MSRDC to conduct a structural stability study by IIT experts of the two flyovers on EEH in Thane. We will have to analyse the stability of the bridges as they were constructed over two decades ago, else they could end up becoming a liability for the Thane corporation. Similarly, we will also insist on a stability report of the Teen Haath Naka flyover before taking a decision,” the official said. Meanwhile, activists have questioned the logic behind putting the liability of the structures on Thane’s taxpayers considering the fact that the highway is majorly used by vehicles from other corporations, besides inter-state transport. “The annual repairs will have to be borne by the Thane civic body, which will spend taxpayers’ money. Why should Thane residents bear the expenses,” an activist asked.

Thane Municipal Corporation asked to take charge of 3 EEH flyovers, Kopri railway overbridge
Hunt still on in creek for Walkar phone
Times of India | 4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:17 am
Times of India
4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:17 am

Thane: Delhi police, currently camping in Vasai, along with their Vasai counterparts on Friday continued to search for murder victim Shraddha Walkar’s mobile phone which was allegedly flung into Bhayander creek by the accused, her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala.Delhi police while questoining Aaftab reportedly learnt that he had thrown the phone into the creek in May to make to look like Shraddha’s location was in Vasai.Meanwhile, Delhi police also recorded the statement of one of Shraddha’s college friends, Rajat Shukla, who told TOI: “I was called by the Delhi police for my statement on Friday. I told them we graduated from the same college. I met her last in 2019 and she had then changed a lot in terms of her behaviour. All we want is justice for Shraddha.”

Hunt still on in creek for Walkar phone
  • Delhi murder case: Hunt still on in creek for Shradhha Walkar’s mobile phone
  • Times of India

    THANE: Delhi police, currently camping in Vasai, along with their Vasai counterparts on Friday continued to search for murder victim Shraddha Walkar's mobile phone which was allegedly flung into Bhayander creek by the accused, her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala. Delhi police while questoining Aaftab reportedly learnt that he had thrown the phone into the creek in May to make it look like Shraddha's location was in Vasai then. Meanwhile, Delhi police also recorded the statement of one of Shraddha's college friends, Rajat Shukla, who told TOI: "I was called by the Delhi police for my statement on Friday. I told them we graduated from the same college. I met her last in 2019 and she had then changed a lot in terms of her behaviour. All we want is justice for Shraddha."

Kids give fish to 6-mth-old, baby chokes to death
Times of India | 4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:17 am
Times of India
4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 08:17 am

Thane: A 6-month-old boy in Ambernath died after choking on a fish that got lodged in his throat. The baby, Shahbaz Ansari, had swallowed the fish offered to him by children from the neighbourhood, reports Pradeep Gupta.Around 5.30pm on Thursday, a few children were eating cooked fish when one of them handed over a piece to the infant. After holding it for a while, the baby swallowed it, said the police.No sooner had the baby swallowed the fish than he started choking, gasping and bawling intermittently, said R K Kote, senior inspector of Ambernath police station, adding, “Seeing the baby struggle, they informed his mother who tried to pull the fish out, but failed.”

Kids give fish to 6-mth-old, baby chokes to death
  • Thane: Kids give fish to 6-month-old, baby chokes to death
  • Times of India

    THANE: A 6-month-old boy in Ambernath died after choking on a fish that got lodged in his throat. The baby, Shahbaz Ansari, had swallowed the fish offered to him by children from the neighbourhood. Around 5.30pm on Thursday, a few children were eating cooked fish when one of them handed over a piece to the infant. After holding it for a while, the baby swallowed it, said the police. No sooner had the baby swallowed the fish than he started choking, gasping and bawling intermittently, said R K Kote, senior inspector of Ambernath police station, adding, "Seeing the baby struggle, they informed his mother who tried to pull the fish out, but failed." Baby died due to breathing difficulty en route to hospitalAfter a six-month-old boy from Ambernath swallowed a tiny fish handed to him by neighbourhood children and started having trouble breathing, his mother and a few others took the baby to a nursing home. Here, another unsuccessful attempt was made to pull out the fish that was later found wedged in the throat. The child was then rushed to Central Hospital, Ulhasnagar. “Before they got here, the infant died due to breathing difficulty,” Dr Rajesh Mahske said, adding that the fish was later removed

Maharashtra: ED case against 65 builders booked for cheating buyers
Times of India | 4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 05:12 am
Times of India
4 days ago | 26-11-2022 | 05:12 am

MUMBAI: ED has registered a money laundering case against 65 builders from the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) area accused of obtaining Rera (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) certificates by submitting forged documents and cheating homebuyers. ED has been recording the statements of the builders for a couple of days. The developers, mostly local, illegally constructed buildings, prepared fake documents of permissions, used them to obtain Rera certificates and sold the flats. It is alleged they did not take building construction permissions at all from KDMC and other departments concerned. KDMC had filed two police cases related to the fraud, and a special investigation team was formed to probe the scam. ED probing trail of money builders collected from buyers for illegal flatsEnforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the trail of funds collected from homebuyers by 65 builders from KDMC area who have been booked by police for allegedly obtaining Rera certificates by submitting forged documents and cheating homebuyers. Under the ED’s scanner is also the source of money invested while constructing the illegal buildings. ED is taking on record statements of KDMC and MahaRera officials to understand the process of how building construction permissions are given and about Rera registration. Based on KDMC’s complaints to police at Dombivli, a special investigation team was formed. The SIT had alerted all agencies concerned, including the ED, about the fraud, and arrested 10 persons, builders among them, while continuing the fraud investigation. In view of such frauds, MahaRera has requested the state’s urban development department to make all milestone approvals of the building construction process online for all municipalities for greater transparency. MahaRera chairman Ajoy Mehta told the government that all municipalities with offline processes should send the permissions granted to a building through their registered official email ID for registration of the projects with MahaRera till they make the entire process online. Presently, only a few municipalities have the online process for building construction permission, including Mumbai and Pune. MahaRera registration of residential building projects is required to sell flats. Officials said their office would rely on certified copies of documents sent by builders to issue registration certificates and there is no mechanism to check if those documents are genuine.

Maharashtra: ED case against 65 builders booked for cheating buyers