Mumbai : The Colaba police recently arrested a 35 year old man who had been allegedly raping his niece for the last several years till the matter came to light following her pregnancy.

AK Pathare, police inspector, said that the 16 year old girl had been staying with her aunt and uncle for the last several years and had been studying at a local municipal school. “Her father died some years ago and she had been staying in this house with them. Her uncle was a local fruit vendor and used to be home in the afternoon for a few hours,” the officer said.

A few days ago the girl complained of severe pain in the abdomen and her aunt took her to St. George’s Hospital for treatment.”The family was shocked when they learnt that she was pregnant and since she was a minor girl, the matter was reported to Colaba police,” Pathare said.Investigations revealed that the uncle has been sexually abusing her for a long time and had threatened her not to reveal this to anyone, the officer said. The uncle had threatened to kill her mother and this had scared the girl due to which she did not open her mouth.

He has now been arrested and charged under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and also the POCSO Act.”He is presently in custody and we are carrying out further inquiries in this case,” he added.

Police arrest five for theft

Mumbai: The Bhandup Police have made several arrests in connection with a racket when a group of persons offered to change currency notes from higher value to a lower value, and then made off with an amount of Rs 15 lakh. Police sources said that the complainant Akash Gandhi had a hotel business and a friend said that he knew someone who could change the currency notes and give him lower value notes that he could use in his business. Gandhi got interested in the deal and agreed to come to a spot at Chheda Nagar, Ghatkopar with the money.

As the complainant and the accused persons were discussing the deal, one of the accused left with the bag saying that the smaller currency notes were in the car. Suddenly, a taxi came to the spot and whisked away the other culprit and the hotelier realized that he had been cheated. A complaint was registered at Bhandup police station and the police started making detailed inquiries into the case. They finally nabbed one Harish Chandra Ramgopal(39), Keval Jain (51) and Rakesh Yadav (35) for their involvement in the case. Based on the information provided by them the police made three more arrests and recovered cash of Rs 3.57 lakh and 11 mobile phones from them. Further investigations are being carried out to recover the remaining amount, the police said.

FIR against KDMC officers

Mumbai: Bajarpeth police station has registered an FIR against five KDMC officials including Govind Rathod, the then Commr. KDMC, City Engineer KDMC Karbhari Ugale, Executive Engineer, KDMC Ravi Jauras, Architect(P.M.C) Subhash Patil, and Contractor-M/S Niv infrastructurs Pvt.Ltd-Director- Jitendra Jain. They have been booked under sections 109, 120(B), 409, 420 r/w 13(1)(C) (D) of PC Act on Friday. Total loss of KDMC – Rs. 3,43,78,000/-out of that Rs 3,29,00,000/- was given as mobilization advance to contractor Niv Infrastructure and Rs 14,78,000/- was given as house rent to non eligible beneficiaries.

Online-betting racket busted

Mumbai: An Online-betting racket busted on Thursday when the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Crime Branch arrested two for online gambling during the ICC T20 cricket match between India and West Indies.The accused who hail from Gujarat were running the betting racket from a flat in Andheri, D N Nagar. The squad found a laptop, 10 mobile phones and many other materials from the spot. The accused are arrested under IPC, Anti Gambling Act, Indian Telegraph Act and Information Technology Act.

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