Times of India | 1 week ago | 05-08-2022 | 05:22 am
MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday submitted a chargesheet against Amit Bhosale, son of arrested businessman Avinash Bhosale, his company Ara Developers and three others in a money laundering case related to the purchase of a plot in Pune that was allegedly accomplished after manipulating rules. The plot was meant for the construction of a residential building for bureaucrats. After allegedly manipulating the rules, Avinash Bhosale purchased it and constructed the headquarters of his company, Avinash Bhosale Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (ABIL), on it. Avinash Bhosale is also a director in Ara Developers and an ED investigation against him is underway. The ED will file a supplementary chargesheet against Avinash Bhosale in the case. The ED had attached the Pune plot, the market worth of which is over Rs 100 crore, last August. The piece of land in question is Plot No. 2, Yashwant Ghadge Nagar Cooperative Housing Society, Range Hills Corner, Ganeshkhind Road. The government had allotted the land to the family of Ranjit Mohite in 1951 with the condition that it could be transferred only to the government or a commissioned officer. Though plot was meant to construct homes for bureaucrats, Avinash Bhosale purchased it by allegedly manipulating the records in 2002 through his company Ara Developers for Rs 4 crore. After Bhosale constructed his company office building on it, a sale deed was executed between Bhosale and Mohite showing the land value as Rs 11 crore. The ED alleged that Bhosale manipulated government records to purchase the land and laundered the money.
NAVI MUMBAI: The Raigad local crime branch team on Monday detained the tempo driver involved in the fatal accident of former MLC Vinayak Mete. Mete's SUV and the tempo had collided near Bhatan tunnel in Rasayani on the Mumbai carriageway way of Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday around 5.15am. Read AlsoEx-MLC Vinayak Mete dies in car mishap on Mumbai-Pune expresswayFormer member of legislative council Vinayak Mete passed away after his SUV met with an accident near Bhatan tunnel in Panvel taluka on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday at around 5.30am. He was travelling with his driver in a Toyota Fortuner SUV from Pune towards Mumbai.Dayanand Gawade, police inspector of Raigad local crime branch, said, "The detained tempo driver has been identified as Umesh Yadav, who has not been arrested yet and FIR is not yet registered. The exact cause behind the accident is yet to be ascertained after considering the Mumbai forensic science laboratory's inspection report and the postmortem report. Prima facie, a motor vehicle accident case was registered at Rasayani police station." He said, "The concerned tempo was identified from the CCTV camera surveillance at Bhatan tunnel, as the fatal mishap had occurred about 500 metres before the Bhatan tunnel and around 5.30 am, the tempo was spotted crossing the tunnel towards Mumbai. The tempo's registration number led us to the tempo owner in Palghar. With the help of Kasa police in Palghar, we traced the tempo owner, who provided us the tempo driver's name as Umesh Yadav and also mobile number and that he had gone to Vapi with the tempo. We contacted on Yadav's mobile and he recieved the call. When asked whether his tempo and a Ford Endeavour SUV had crashed on the Mumbai-Pune expressway near Bhatan tunnel, he confirmed it. But, he claimed that the SUV had crashed into his tempo from behind. Hence, he halted and checked if his tempo was damaged and then he travelled ahead. Yadav's mobile tower location was traced to Vapi, Gujarat. Our crime branch team reached Vapi and detained Yadav on Monday early morning. He has been handed over to Rasayani police station for further probe."
PUNE: The ghat section of Pune district recorded heavy rainfall, with Lonavala recording 131.7mm in the last 24 hours, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials. The intensity of rainfall in some sections has reduced compared to the last few days. Lavasa recorded 67mm, Bhor 64.5 mm, Girivan in Mulshi recorded 61.5mm and Malin in Ambegaon recorded 21mm rainfall during the period, the officials added. On Sunday, the IMD issued orange alert for the ghat areas in Pune and western Maharashtra region, including Satara and Kolhapur, for the next 48 hours. "There is depression over south Jharkhand and North Odisha. It is likely to move towards northwest in next 24 hours. There is an offshore trough between Gujarat and Maharashtra. And the monsoon trough is located south of its normal position. Because of these weather conditions, the ghat areas in western Maharashtra region, including Pune district, will receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. As a result, we have issued an orange alert on Sunday," said a senior met official. As the depression comes over Vidarbha region and neighbouring areas, the region is expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall of more than 200mm in the next 24 hours, the official said. "The city is expected to receive moderate rainfall on Monday. The rainfall intensity will reduce from August 16 onwards," the official said The city areas have recorded light rainfall, with Shivajinagar and Lohegaon observatories recording 2.6 m and 3.4mm rainfall, respectively in the last 24 hours, ending 8.30pm on Sunday. The rainfall activity in neighbouring Satara district was subdued compared to the last few days, with Mahabaleshwar recording 15mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30am on Sunday. However, the rainfall activity was rigorous throughout Sunday and it will be close or more than 100mm. The exact recording of rainfall will be known on Monday morning, officials said. The ghat areas are mainly in Bhor, Velhe, Mulshi, Maval, Khed, Ambegaon, and Junnar tehsils. The ghat section in Bhor, Velhe, Mulshi, and Maval tehsils has been receiving extremely heavy rainfall at isolated locations for the last few days. So much so that Tamini ghat alone, which is one of the famous tourist destinations, had recorded 215 mm rainfall on Saturday. "On at least four occasions, Tamihini ghat recorded over 200 mm rainfall in the last few days. It will receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. Villagers living in the hilly region face difficulty in accessing various services, including health care," said a senior official from the district disaster management cell.
PUNE: Two men on a motorcycle late on Saturday evening threatened a worker (26) in a private company near Chakan and snatched his cellphone worth Rs2,000 at Khalumbre village, when the victim was walking home. An officer from the Chakan police said that on Saturday, two men on a motorcycle stopped the complainant while he was returning home. The pillion rider threatened the worker and snatched his cellphone and the duo drove away towards Khalumbre village," said the officer.
PUNE: A cybercrook, who posed as an armyman, duped a 28-year-old engineer of Rs80,000 on the promise of selling him a used washing machine and refrigerator. The techie had fixed the deal for the home appliances at Rs7,500. The glib talker took Rs80,000 from the techie through 10 UPI transactions. The techie became suspicious when the 'armyman' started asking for more money to return the amount. He then filed a complaint with the Dighi police against the unknown person. Pimpri resident duped of Rs1.5 lakhIn another fraud, a cybercrook duped a 37-year-old Pimpri resident of Rs1.5L under the pretext of purchasing his second-hand items. The fraud took place on August 6. The victim on Saturday filed a complaint with the Pimpri police. "When the complainant asked the suspect to return the money, the latter abused him," said an officer from the Pimpri police.
PUNE: The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will commence work on the 32km stretch of the ring road from Chakan to Nagar Road after the monsoon, PMRDA officials said. The work of the ring road will be carried out in phases. The ring road proposes to connect six national highways - Mumbai-Pune (NH-48), Pune-Nashik (NH-60), Pune-Ahmednagar (NH-753F), Pune-Solapur (NH-65), Pune-Saswad-Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and Pune-Bengaluru (NH-48), which pass through the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR). The Pune district authorities had proposed two ring roads to enable commuters to reach the national highways faster. Around 173km ring road is being implemented by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and the other by the PMRDA. The previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government had decided to prioritise the MSRDC ring road. The PMRDA officials said that the tenders for carrying out work on the first 32km stretch from Chakan to Ahmednagar Road and Nagar Road to Solapur have been issued and will be carried out in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The revised detailed project report (DPR) stated that the width of the ring road has been reduced from 110m to 65m. The officials said they had received proposals from seven consultants. The inner ring road in the metropolitan region was increased to 110m to match the proposed outer ring road to be developed by the MSRDC, with equal common stretch of 40km. Accordingly, PMRDA undertook the work of preparing the DPR for the 110m wide inner ring road. However, it was later decided to reduce the width to 65m for which a new agency will be appointed. The 40km common stretch has been handed over to the MSRDC for development, while the work on the 6.19km stretch from Wagholi to Lohegaon has already been undertaken. Thus, the new DPR will only be for the remaining 81.89km and the agency is expected to prepare a detailed plan based on the need of citizens. Last year, the state government had decided to reduce the width of the ring road of the PMRDA to 65m. The decision taken by the state government will boost the work on the ring road, which has been stalled for the last few years, said officials.