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  • Thane: Policeman’s son arrested for assaulting cop in Kalyan

    Thane: A 27-year-old man, son of a police officer, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a policeman at Kalyan in Thane district of Maharashtra, an official said Thursday. The incident took place Wednesday night and the accused was identified as Abhijit Shinde, police said.

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    Mumbai: Police arrest 4, seize banned Tramadol pills

    Thane: The Thane anti-extortion police have recovered a cache of controlled painkiller Tramadol pills, valued over Rs 12 lakh and arrested four men for illegally supplying the drug. Thane police recovered 9,800 strips of Tramadol Hydrochloride Tablets USP 100 mg.

  • Mumbai: Mobile dealer who doubled up as bike thief lands in cop net

    Bhayandar: A 26-year-old mobile phone dealer who doubled-up as a bike thief, landed into the custody of the Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane (rural) police on Wednesday. Alarmed by the spate of bike theft cases in the region, SP Dr. Shivaji Rathod deputed the LCB team to conduct parallel investigations and nab the culprits. Interestingly the thieves had a penchant for Bajaj Pulsar bikes, police said. Six two-wheelers including five

  • Mumbai: 6 women rescued in bar raid; 12 arrested for indulging in obscenity

    Thane: The Thane police raided a dance bar here in Maharashtra and arrested 12 people for allegedly indulging in obscenity, an official said today. Around six women, in the age group of 20 to 35 years, were rescued last night after the raid at the bar, located in Vitthalwadi area, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.

  • Defective car sale racket unearthed

    Thane: Thane Police on Wednesday claimed to have unearthed a racket allegedly involved in selling defective cars to customers with the help of forged documents. One of the two accused involved in the case is an RTO agent from Beed district of the state in the Marathwada region, a police official said. Accused Sachin Sonawane, a resident of Vashi in Navi Mumbai, allegedly used to purchase cars with some defects from car

  • Thane Crime: 14-year-old girl raped and killed in her house, neighbour arrested

    Thane: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in her house by her neighbour at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said today.A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in her house by her neighbour at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said today. The accused, 23-year-old Rahul Budhawale, was arrested this morning for the incident that took place in Mankoli area in Bhiwandi yesterday, they said. “Around 5.30

  • Major gambling unit busted in Kashimira, 28 arrested

    Bhayandar: The Thane (rural) police busted a matka (gambling) control unit that was being operated from a farmhouse located near a remote hamlet on the Thane-Ghodunder Road, late on Monday night. Twenty-eight people were arrested and booked under the relevant sections of the IPC and Prevention of Gambling Act. A similar racket in Candolim was busted by the Goa police last Friday.

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    Thane man held for molesting his minor daughter post wife’s death

    Mumbai: A 40-year-old man has been arrested on Wednesday morning for molesting his 8-year-old daughter in Thane. The incident occurred on January 12, at midnight in their residence at Sawarkar Nagar, Thane. The accused, Prashant Kale (name changed to protect the identity of the victim), was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident when the wife of the accused was not present at their home. The accused had touched

  • Mumbai: 4 arrested for running illegal telephone exchanges

    Thane: Four illegal telephone exchanges being operated from different apartments have been busted here in Maharashtra and four people arrested in this connection, a police official said today. The accused were illegally routing international calls through Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), she said.

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    Dombivli youths kidnapped in Malaysia rescued by police

    KALYAN: The Malaysian police have rescued two Dombivli youth from the kidnappers and they are now at Malaysian police custody, who would be released after investigations. The Malaysian police are probing into matter, Thane police has said. A Dombivli based Vaidya family had booked a complaint on August 4, with Ram Nagar Police station in Dombivli.

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    Eight people arrested for house-breaking thefts in Thane

    Thane (Maha): Eight people were arrested by the Thane Police in Maharashtra for their alleged involvement in several cases of house-breaking theft at various places in the state, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, the police nabbed an offender from the Mumbra township here a couple of days back.

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    Thane: Shiv Sena corporator Sarika Jadhav’s husband arrested in extortion racket

    Mumbai: The Thane police on Thursday arrested Shiv Sena corporator’s husband and his brother for allegedly extorting money from a builder in Kalyan. Both were produced in a Kalyan court and remanded to police custody. Police said that the accused identified as Satish Jadhav, husband of Sarika Jadhav, who is a corporator from the Bhagwan Nagar area in Kalyan east, and his brother Jugnu Jadhav were arrested on Thursday.Anti-Extortion Cell officials said that

  • Thane police to seek details of call centre scam in the US

    Mumbai: The conviction of 21 Indian-origin persons by a US court in a multimillion-dollar India-based call centre scam is expected to help investigators of a similar racket in the city build a watertight case against the accused, Thane Police officials said on Sunday.

  • Thane cops nab duo for carrying firearms, in search for buyers

    Thane: Kasarvadavli Police arrested two persons for carrying firearms on Sunday. Police confiscated a country-made pistol and a loaded pistol with 12 live cartridges from the duo. The duo was about to sell the weapons and police are looking for the buyers of these arms.

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