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  • Mumbai: Pay Rs 10 crore, become an MLC, BJP corporator told

    Mumbai: In yet another case of corruption, two people, including a woman, were arrested for allegedly demanding Rs 10 crore from a BJP corporator to help him “become a member of Legislative Council”, the Thane police said. Following a complaint by BJP corporator Manohar Dumbre, a trap was laid at a hotel on Tuesday and the two were held, reported Mumbai Mirror.

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    Thane: Fake call centre busted, two held

    Thane: The city police said today they have busted a bogus call centre targeting US citizens and arrested two persons in this connection.

  • Mumbai Crime: Bollywood make-up artist arrested for running sex racket; 2 models rescued

    Bhayandar: Sleuths of the Bhayandar division of the Thane (rural) police rescued two aspiring models who were about to be pushed into flesh trade under the garb of promising roles in films. A 38-year-old female pimp who works as make-up artist in Bollywood was arrested immediately after she arrived with the models near a hotel on the Dhaavgi Road in Uttan late on Saturday night.

  • 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