Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Fake document racket busted in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: Sleuths of the Thane (rural) police claim to have busted a fake supporting documents racket in Bhayandar. However, the 57-year-old fraudster who operated the racket is still at large. According to the police, the accused who has been identified as Naresh J. Mehta was found to be involved in providing all types of government documents including Pan cards, Aadhaar cards and ration cards to his clientele on the virtue of fake and

  • Mumbai: 21 child workers rescued in Mira Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: In a joint operation, officials from the Maharashtra Child Development Labour Welfare Department along with personnel from the Thane (rural) police raided an establishments in the Kashimira belt and rescued 21 children who were made to work in utmost inhuman conditions.

  • Extortion case: Thane police files chargesheet against Iqbal Kaskar

    Mumbai: The Thane police on Tuesday filed a 1645-page chargesheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, in an extortion case registered by a Thane builder. The charge-sheet has also named another mafia operative Chhota Shakeel and some other known or unknown gangsters, besides other co-accused Israr Jamil Sayyed, Mumtaz Ejaz Shaikh and Pankaj Gangar.

  • Thane police not to take any coercive action against MNS worker

    Mumbai: The Thane police on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that it will not take any coercive action till Monday against the MNS workers charged with assaulting and evicting hawkers from near the Thane railway station. The assurance from the police came while a division bench of the high court was hearing a petition filed by eight workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), including its Thane unit chief Avinash Jadhav.

  • Thane: Court rejects 60-year-old self-styled godman’s plea for pre-arrest bail

    Thane: A local court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of a 60-year-old self-styled ‘godman’, accused of raping a woman and swindling her by promising to cure her ailing father, reports PTI. District and Additional Sessions Judge A S Bhaisare rejected the application of the godman, who was booked by the Thane Police under IPC sections pertaining to rape, cheating, criminal intimidation and provisions of the Black Magic Act and the IT

  • Thane cops solve double murder case in a week, chase accused from Bhopal to Gulbarga

    Thane: Thane police have been successful to nab the three murderers of Diaghar murder case of Thane, Last week on Sunday, a woman and her daughter was killed while they were in their house. The shocking fact is that there are two women who are the part of conspiracy and are among the arrested accused. The Thane police went upto Karnataka in search of these accused and nabbed them.

  • 42-year-old jeep operator killed, decomposed body found in Thane

    Thane: The district’s rural police have found the decomposed body of a 42-year-old jeep operator here after he went missing last week, an official said today. They have booked a case of murder in connection with the incident, he said. The deceased, Madhkar alias Bablu Daji Umavane, who used to run a jeep for shunting passengers between Murbad and other villages, went missing on November 8, sub-divisional officer of police Rajendra More

  • Three minors kidnapped from Uttar Pradesh rescued by Thane police

    Thane: Three minor children — two 16-year-old girls and a 12-year-old boy — who had been were kidnapped from Gorakhpur in UP, were rescued from a construction site at Panvel by Thane police.  The UP police had requested the Thane police to help in the case on Monday. The rescued children have been handed over to Gorakhpur police.

  • Mumbai: Hotel union asks members to sign decency affidavits

    Bhayandar: To get the twin-city rid of the tag of having a maximum number of bars and lodges, Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) chief Dr. Naresh Gite has teamed up with the Thane (rural) cops to launch a massive demolition drive.

  • Couple held accepting Rs 1 cr ‘extortion’ from Mah IAS officer

    Mumbai: The Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police caught red-handed a private detective and his wife from their rented house in Dombivali while accepting Rs 1 crore “extortion money” from a suspended IAS officer, a top police official said today.

  • Mumbai: Constable arrested for abducting, killing sand trader in Kashimira

    Bhayandar: In an incident which brings disrepute to the entire police force, a constable  attached to the Mumbai police was arrested by the Thane (rural) police for his alleged involvement into the murder of a sand trader in Kashimira. The murder is said to be linked to an alleged  monetary dispute between the two.

  • Mumbai Crime: Mob beats mentally unstable man to death, as police remain unmoved

    Mumbai: In a case of insensitivity and apathy shown by the police, two constables from Thane police remained mute spectators when a group of people were mercilessly beating up a mentally unstable man tied to a tree upside down. The man later succumbed to his injuries and died. The cops were suspended immediately after the video of the October 26 incident surfaced on Tuesday. The victim, who belonged to Uttar Pradesh, is yet to

  • Thane police nab UP two tailors in chain snatching offence

    Bhayandar: The Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane (rural) police have nabbed two tailors who committed chain snatching offences in the city by travelling to and for their hometowns in Uttar Pradesh, by Rajdhani Express and staying at lodges in Mumbai.

  • Thane: 2 sanitary inspectors of KDMC arrested for taking bribe

    Thane: The Thane police’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested two sanitary inspectors and another worker of the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) for allegedly taking a bribe Rs 40,000 from a complainant. The three accused had allegedly demanded Rs 40,000 from the complainant, a contractor, to approve his payment for the desilting work of a nullah that he had got done in a ward of KDMC.

  • Mumbai: Cyber cops slap notices on 34 internet operators in Bhayandar

    BHAYANDAR: The cyber cell of the Thane (rural) police has slapped notices on 34 Internet service providers in Mira Bhayandar, seeking clarity on their operational legitimacy and other relevant details. The move is in response to a complaint filed by Department of Telecommunication’s (DoT) vigilance wing and the Prime Minister’s Office directing a detailed probe in context to information about the illegal internet service providing agencies. In the notice, the cyber cell

  • Thane police bust fake telephone exchange racket

    Thane: The crime branch unit of Thane police busted a fake telephone exchange in Bhivandi. Bhivandi crime branch police inspector Sheetal Raut had received information about fake exchanges and the police raided almost 30 centres in Bhivandi and nearby areas.