Sachin Gaad

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Sachin Gaad has been a reporter with The Free Press Journal for a year. He tracks developments on the crime beat for the papers, reporting on cases being investigated by police stations as well as the Mumbai Police Crime Branch. He also reports on developments in the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad.

Stories By Sachin Gaad

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Mumbai Crime: Cyber crook dupes bizman after threatening to circulate smutty advertisement online

A 49-year-old jewellery exporter from Malabar Hill area has become the latest victim of online fraud when he was duped to the tune of Rs ...Read More

Mumbai Police seize 58 vehicles belonging to motor training schools

Mumbai Police seize 58 vehicles belonging to motor training schools

The Marine Drive police has seized 58 vehicles of two motor training schools after they were found taking motor training sessions amid th...Read More

Corona heroes from Mumbai: Meet the  Sewri doctor who conducted door-to-door surveys and screened 30,000 people

Corona heroes from Mumbai: Meet the Sewri doctor who conducted door-to-door surveys and screened 30,000 people

With his able army of Covid warriors, he conducted door-to-door surveys, held 50 fever camps and screened 30,000 people

Mumbai: 53-yr-old woman duped of Rs 13 lakh by prospective groom whom she met on Facebook

Mumbai: 53-yr-old woman duped of Rs 13 lakh by prospective groom whom she met on Facebook

A 53-year-old unmarried woman from Gamdevi area of South Mumbai was lured into a customs duty fraud and duped of Rs 12.71 lakh by her pro...Read More

Man befriends nurse on Facebook, dupes her of Rs 4 lakh

Man befriends nurse on Facebook, dupes her of Rs 4 lakh

Shama's FB profile suggests that she's a COVID19 warrior. William praised her for doing such good work and told her that even his kid dau...Read More

Security at Taj Hotels in Mumbai beefed up after bomb threat allegedly from Pakistan

Security at Taj Hotels in Mumbai beefed up after bomb threat allegedly from Pakistan

Mumbai: Security at Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Colaba and Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra has been beefed up after they received a threat ca...Read More

Mumbai: 2-km Red line adds to chaos; Police impounded 16,291 vehicles in extensive checks at nakabandis across the city

Mumbai: 2-km Red line adds to chaos; Police impounded 16,291 vehicles in extensive checks at nakabandis across the city

Mumbai: A day after a two-km Lakshman Rekha was drawn for those stepping out of their homes, the Mumbai Police impounded over 16,291 vehi...Read More

2 km Laxman Rekha creates havoc in Mumbai: City police seize over 7,000 vehicles on Sunday for violating lockdown norms; over 2,000 booked

2 km Laxman Rekha creates havoc in Mumbai: City police seize over 7,000 vehicles on Sunday

The city police on Monday stepped up its action against lockdown violators and booked over 2,000 people and impounded over 7,000 vehicle...Read More

Another Mumbai cop succumbs to COVID-19

Another Mumbai cop succumbs to COVID-19

The constable, Deepak Gaikwad, was a diabetic and also had blood pressure issues, for most of the time while he was admitted in hospital,...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Lockdown brings down crimes against women by 58 per cent

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Lockdown brings down crimes against women by 58 per cent

Last year for the three months period, the city witnessed 234 rape cases while this year the figure has come down to 109

Mission Begin Again: Bumper-to-bumper traffic at Marine Drive, Worli Seaface; 6,874 vehicles seized on Sunday

Mission Begin Again: Bumper-to-bumper traffic at Marine Drive, Worli Seaface; 6,874 vehicles seized on Sunday

Shortly after Mumbai Police issued new guidelines for Mumbaikars, restricting their movement to within a 2 km radius of their respective...Read More

Mumbai Police asks people to be within 2 km radius of home, else vehicles to be seized

Mumbai Police asks people to be within 2 km radius of home, else vehicles to be seized

You may not step out beyond a 2km radius from your residence; violators will be booked, vehicles will be impounded

Yusuf Memon

1993 serial blasts convict Yusuf Memon dies at Nashik Jail

Yusuf was accused of allowing his flat and garage at Al-Husseini building in Mahim for terrorist activities

Mumbai Crime: Diesel smuggling bid foiled at sea near Sewree, 10,000 litres diesel seized

Mumbai Crime: Diesel smuggling bid foiled at sea near Sewree, 10,000 litres diesel seized

The city crime branch has foiled a diesel smuggling attempt in the Arabian Sea near Sewree and has seized 10,000 litres of diesel along w...Read More

Mumbai: Naval officer duped of Rs 96,000 by fake ‘customer service’ provider

Mumbai: Naval officer duped of Rs 96,000 by fake ‘customer service’ provider

The authorities have already warned not to trust search engines for customer service numbers of establishments or organisation. However, ...Read More

Mumbai Crime: 66-year-old duped of Rs 2 lakh while looking for ‘work from home’ job

Mumbai Crime: 66-year-old duped of Rs 2 lakh while looking for ‘work from home’ job

A 66-year-old woman from Nagpada was duped to the tune of Rs 2 lakh while looking for a ‘work from home’ job. The fraudsters on the prete...Read More

Violation of lockdown norms: Gymkhana's committee, 50 others booked

Violation of lockdown norms: Gymkhana's committee, 50 others booked

Mumbai: The Marine Drive police have booked 70 persons, including the managing committee of Islam Gymkhana at Marine Lines, for allegedly...Read More

Maharashtra Police's Covid-19 death tally touches 50

Maharashtra Police's Covid-19 death tally touches 50

Presently 692 police personnel are taking treatment. The city police force is one of the worst affected police force has lost 34 personne...Read More

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22-year old commits suicide for new sports bike

A 22-year-boy from Dadar has allegedly committed suicide after his father declined to buy him a new sports bike. In a fit of rage the man...Read More

Mumbai: Santosh Borhade has worked at a steady clip throughout the lockdown, for free

Mumbai: Santosh Borhade has worked at a steady clip throughout the lockdown, for free

Mumbai: Barbers across the state, who have found themselves abruptly pushed to the proverbial razor's edge for more than three months now...Read More

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