Mumbai: Latest updates - BMC's woman officer among four held for duping job aspirants of over Rs 2 crore

Jeweller shot dead in armed daylight heist

In a shocker, three scooter-borne armed robbers carried out a daring daylight heist on a gold jewellery shop and shot dead its owner before fleeing, officials said here on Wednesday.

The sensational incident occurred at the Om Sairaj Jewellers at Gavde Nagar in Dahisar east around 10.45 a.m. in full public view of the busy locality, and the police have launched a manhunt for the culprits.

According to eyewitnesses and CCTV footage, three unidentified persons on triple-load on an Activa scooter came and then went into the shop. They threatened the owner and started emptying many of the counters and display shelves.

5-year-old dead after father poisons kids over family dispute

A 5-year-old child died after a man gave rat poison to his three children after a family dispute, Mumbai police said on Wednesday.

As per an official statement of Mumbai police, the other two children were admitted to a hospital and are out of danger.

"A man gave rat poison to his three children in ice cream after a family dispute, a 5-year-old child Alishan Mohammad Ali Ansar died. The other 2 children 7-year-old Alina and 2-year-old Armaan are undergoing treatment and are doing better," the statement said.

We will elect Speaker but what about nominating 12 individuals as MLCs: NCP asks Maharashtra governor

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to take a call on three issues raised by the BJP has prompted the ruling NCP to demand that the governor nominate the 12 members from his quota as MLCs whose names were forwarded by the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government months back.

Speaking to reporters, state Minority Affairs Minister and senior NCP leader Nawab Malik said the issue of holding the election to the post of the state legislative Assembly speaker during the two-day monsoon session, beginning July 5, is being considered.

He said a final decision (on holding the Speaker's election) will be taken once COVID-19 test reports of all the MLAs is received.

ED allowed to record Gautam Navlakha's statement in case against news portal

A special NIA court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to record a statement of activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, in its money laundering probe against `Newsclick', a news website.

Navlakha is currently lodged in Taloja Jail in neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

The ED had filed an application before the special National Investigation Agency court seeking to record his statement in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act case filed against the website.

Maharashtra Governor seeks speedy clearances for university building

Terming the delay in the grant of NOC and Occupation Certificate to completed buildings of the University of Mumbai a "wastage of national resources", Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday asked civic officials to provide clearances quickly.

Koshyari visited the Kalina campus of the university here and held a meeting with officials besides inspecting various departments and buildings, a Raj Bhavan release said.

The governor, who is also the chancellor of the universities in the state, expressed "strong displeasure" that 38 buildings are lying unused for want of OC from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and NOC from the city fire department, it said.

BMC's woman officer among four held for duping job aspirants of over Rs 2 crore

Mumbai police have arrested a woman officer of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) education department, her husband and two others for allegedly cheating many job aspirants to the tune of at least Rs 2.27 crore by promising jobs to them in various civic departments, an official said on Wednesday.

The property cell of the Mumbai police's crime branch had received specific information about the job racket and an FIR in this connection was registered at Navghar police station in suburban Mulund, he said.

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