Mumbai: Latest updates - Hash brownie case: NCB identifies main supplier, manhunt launched

No discrimination over allocation of drugs to treat Mucormycosis: Centre to Bombay HC

The Union government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that anti-fungal drugs for treating Mucormycosis or black fungus had been allocated to states on a need-based system and there was no discrimination against any state, including Maharashtra.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh told the court that the Centre had been supplying anti-fungal drugs to Maharashtra on a regular basis.

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government to list steps to protect smokers from COVID-19

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to inform the court of the steps it can take to protect cigarette smokers, who as per the state, were more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.

A bench of Justices SP Deshmukh and GS Kulkarni asked Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni to file an affidavit listing such steps by next week.

Sambhajiraje welcomes govt's invite for talks after launching agitation over Maratha quota

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday invited Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati for a discussion with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after the BJP MP led a `silent' sit-in protest to press the demand of reservations for the Maratha community at Kolhapur.

Sambhajiraje, a direct descendant of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, welcomed the invite and said he and other leaders of the agitation may meet Thackeray in Mumbai on Friday.

NIA seeks custody of former cop in Ambani bomb scare case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday sought custody of dismissed police officer Sunil Mane in the case of explosives-laden SUV found near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and the subsequent murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Mane, a former police inspector who was arrested by the central agency in April, is in judicial custody in Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai. The NIA said in its remand plea that it wanted to confront him with Santosh Shelar and Anand Jadhav, two men arrested in the case last week.

Hash brownie case: NCB identifies main supplier, manhunt launched

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has identified the suspected main supplier of cannabis that would finally reach makers of weed Brownie. The suspect allegedly supplies drugs in upmarket Bandra area and one of the arrested accused in Brownie case Jagat Chaurasia used to procure drugs from the suspect.

According to the agency sources, the suspect is known in the drug circles as DS and resides near Mount Mary area of Bandra. "He supplies contraband in Bandstand and near Taj Lands End. At least 40-45 peddlers used to procure drugs from DS. One of the peddlers who used to procure drugs was Jagat Chaurasia, who would then sell it to the weed Brownie makers," said an NCB source.

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