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  • Man arrested for raping 14-year-old daughter in Thane

    Thane: A 40-year-old man was arrested Thursday here in Maharashtra for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter, a police official said. The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, he said.

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    Pune: Two more arrested in Cosmos Bank cyber fraud case

    Pune (Maharashtra): Two more accused were arrested in connection with Rs 94-crore Cosmos Bank Cyber attack case by the Special Investigation Team on Thursday. Both the accused were produced before the Pune session court on Thursday and were later sent to police custody till September 18.

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    HDFC Bank VP murder case: The police version changed overnight

    Mumbai: Even as the police is claiming that 39-year-old banker Siddharth Sanghvi was victim of a robbery that went awry, the buzz until Sunday night was that Shaikh was hired by four people, including a woman, who worked with him. The murder was attributed to workplace jealousy over salary and frequent promotions.

  • Mumbai: HDFC bank Vice President killed for measly Rs 35,000 EMI?

    Mumbai: A cab driver, Sarfaraz Ali Shaikh (20), has been arrested for the murder of Siddharth Sanghvi, a vice president at the HDFC bank. Shaikh, the police said, desperately needed money to repay his vehicle EMI and had confronted Sanghvi with a knife in the bank office compound.

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    Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train near Nashik, 3 arrested

    Nashik: Gold worth over Rs 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection, an official said. The operation was jointly carried out by the Customs department and the Railway Protection Force (RPF). “Three men from Ulhasnagar, who were travelling in Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express (train no. 12860) from Nagpur, were arrested

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    25-year-old held for killing sister’s lover in Ambernath

    Ambernath: A 25 -year-old man has been arrested for killing the lover of his sister in Ambernath, on Thursday. Interestingly, after killing the man, the accused on September 2, brought the deceased to a hospital saying he was found unconscious. However during the probe, police found the deceased had a love affair with the sister of the accused and was unhappy over it. During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime.

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    23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver held for killing sister’s lover in Thane

    Thane (Maha): A 23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested Thursday here in Maharashtra for allegedly killing a man who was in love with the former’s sister, police said. The accused, Rahul Namdeo, had Sunday informed the Shivaji Nagar police in Ambernath that he saw a man lying injured near a temple in the town, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.

  • Media trial by police

    The Bombay high court has rebuked the Maharashtra Police for going to the press with the alleged criminal acts of the five civil rights activists who were arrested a couple of days ago in connection with a Maoist plot to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In particular, the court objected to a senior police officer reading out portions from a letter purportedly exchanged between one of the arrested activists and an unnamed

  • Mumbai: Booty in shark fins worth Rs 45 crore seized

    Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested four persons and seized 8,000 kg of shark fins worth Rs 45 crore, which are the main ingredient in a soup by that name. Apart from being regarded as a delicacy in Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine – a standard bowl costs over $100 – the soup has legendary aphrodisiac qualities.

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Pune Court gives cops 90 days to file chargesheet against activists arrested in June

    Pune (Maha): A Pune court Sunday granted extension of the 90-day period for filing charge sheet against five persons arrested in June for alleged Maoist links. The court of special Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) judge KD Vadhane granted the extension sought by Pune Police, said Assistant Commissioner of Police Shivaji Pawar, the investigating officer in the case.

  • Arrest of activists: So-called incriminating letters not legally tenable?

    Mumbai: Even as the Pune police is claiming to have seized  ‘thousands’ of letters from the houses of the arrested human rights activists, which allegedly establish their links with Maoists, the legal admissibility of such documents is in question. At a press conference recently, Maharashtra police had displayed several such letters and emails, purportedly written by the activists, to suggest that they had conspired with Maoists to overthrow the government. One such

  • Widening Arc: Mukta Dabholkar, Awhad were on hit list

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Friday informed a special court that arrested right-wing activist Avinash Pawar had carried out a reconnaissance of many persons, including Mukta Dabholkar, daughter of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. The anti-terrorism agency also informed the court that these persons whom Pawar had recced were on the hit list of a radical Hindu organisation for their unorthodox views. According to the ATS, Pawar had conducted reconnaissance on Mukta, activist

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    Bihar: Buddhist Monk arrested for sexually assaulting children

    Bodh Gaya (Bihar): A Buddhist monk of Bodh Gaya’s Prajna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre was on Wednesday taken into custody for alleged sexual abuse of 15 children from Assam, who were studying at the institution.