Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • More trouble for Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni in Ephedrine drug scandal case, read full details

    Mumbai: In a news that could spell trouble for former Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni, The Thane police are in the process of getting a Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against former actress Mamta Kulkarni, wanted accused in the Ephedrine drug bust case. Kulkarni is believed to be holed up in Mombassa, Kenya, and will find it difficult to leave the country once the RCN is issued.

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    Police says, Bollywood actor booked for ‘sexually harassing’ model

    Thane: A small-time Bollywood actor has been booked by the City Police for allegedly sexually harassing a 26-year-old model cum budding actress, the police said yesterday. According to the police, the actor, who played roles in some films, had been sending lewd messages to the complainant since February this year.

  • Online sex racket busted by police in Mira Road, three arrested

    Bhayandar: It was routine raid by the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Thane (rural) police to bust at a prostitution racket that was being operated from a posh residential society in Mira Road on Monday.

  • Thane police arrested tech-savvy mobile phone thieves who erased IMEI numbers

    Bhayandar: Two tech-savvy members of a gang who changed International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers of stolen phones have landed into the custody of the Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane  (rural) police. IMEI is a unique 15-digit serial number which is used by  the police to track stolen or lost mobile devices.

  • Thane police nabbed a notorious thief in less than 24 hours

    Bhayander: Thanks to a robust intelligence network, the Uttan coastal unit of Thane (Rural) police led by Assistant Police Inspector Pravin Salunkhe nabbed a notorious thief, in less than 24 hours after he broke into a tenement owned by an Adivasi couple in the wee hours of Sunday and decamped with cash amounting to Rs 18,700. According to police, the accused has been identified as Ganesh Mohan Shetty, 19, a resident of

  • Mumbai: Fresh case against Iqbal Kaskar, associates booked for Rs 3 crore extortion case

    Mumbai: Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar and his gang members have been booked in a fresh case of extorting Rs 3 crore from a prominent builder in north Mumbai, the police said today. This is the third extortion case registered against Kaskar and his gang members after their arrest in connection with a probe into an extortion racket last month, a police official said.

  • Thane: Another arrest in Iqbal Kaskar extortion case

    Thane (Maharashtra): The Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police on Thursday arrested one person in connection with the extortion racket run by Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, who is in police custody, official sources said.

  • Mumbai: Baby selling racket busted, eight held

    Thane: The Thane police have busted a baby selling racket and arrested eight persons, including six women, in this connection, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, a team of Thane police’s crime unit-I kept a watch near a hotel close to the Mulund Check Naka on Sunday evening. The sleuths there spotted a man and a woman carrying a nearly one-month old boy in their arms

  • Baby selling racket busted in Thane; 8 held

    Thane: The city police have busted a baby selling racket and arrested eight persons, including six women, in this connection, an official said today.

  • Mumbai: Police to keep strict vigil on eve-teasers during Navratri

    Bhayandar: The festive season has started and the Mira Road division of the Thane (rural) police is leaving no stone unturned in keeping a stringent vigilance on eve-teasers during the nine nights of Navratri Utsav at the various venues across the twin-city.

  • Mumbai: Iqbal Kaskar shares brother Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi addresses with cops

    Mumbai: Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, on Thursday revealed to Thane police four of his brother’s Karachi addresses. Speaking to the Free Press Journal, Thane Police Commissioner, Parambir Singh said, “During interrogation, Iqbal Kaskar revealed four addresses of Dawood Ibrahim. He has given us the addresses of four locations in Karachi at Pakistan.”

  • Mumbai: Rural cops take online route for smart policing

    Bhayandar: In a bid to make the policing system more approachable and easier for the common man, SP Dr. Mahesh Patil has decided to make an online push and updated the Thane (rural) Police website ( by adding a host of new features. This will eliminate people’s need to visit a police station to lodge a lost/found article report, passport and tenant verification or even to file a FIR.