HC quashes cheating case against self-styled godman
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has quashed a cheating case registered against a self-styled godman for duping an elderly woman and imposed a cost of Rs.10,000 on him. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and V L Achiliya was hearing a petition filed by Sayed Rehman Ali alias Tantrik Baba seeking for the FIR lodged against him in November 2013 to be quashed as he has arrived at a settlement with the complainant. According to the petition, Ali, who is accused of duping the complainant and her daughter of Rs.75,000 in cash and gold ornaments, has already compensated them with Rs 2 lakh. The HC quashed the case, but directed the accused to deposit Rs.10,000 to the police welfare fund.

Lady constable arrested for graft
Thane: A lady police constable who allegedly demanded and accepted a monthly bribe from women hawkers was arrested by the Thane unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday. According to Superintendent of Police (ACB) Sandeep Karnik of the Thane unit, Government Railway Police (GRP) lady constable Vidyulata P Baramatikar, attached to its Thane unit, used to demand a bribe from female hawkers operating in and around the Thane railway station and on suburban local trains, the release said. Allegedly, she used to extort a sum of Rs.100 per month from each of the women hawkers who sold cutlery articles on local trains.

Gadkari presses his defamation complaint against Manish Tewari

Mumbai: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday stood by the defamation complaint filed by him with the magistrate’s court against Union Minister of Information and Communication Manish Tewari, and sought that the court take cognisance of it and initiate further process.
Gadkari had filed the case in December 2010 when Tewari was a Congress spokesperson. He had allegedly accused Gadkari of holding a benami flat in the scam-tainted Adarsh Society. “Gadkari appeared before the court and stated on oath that the statement made by Tewari was defamatory, and sought issuance of process against the latter,” said advocate Rameshwar Gite, the BJP leader’s lawyer.

Navy reviews Mumbai’s coastal security
Mumbai: The Western Naval Command on Friday conducted a review of the coastal security of Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra. The coastal security mechanism and measures to enhance it further were discussed at the meeting, an official said. Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha emphasised the importance of Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai, and the relentless synergy required to ensure robust coastal security. Issues such as monitoring of landing points along the coast, regulation of traffic in harbour and monitoring of fishing vessels were discussed, he said.

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