The Indian Express | 3 days ago | 23-09-2022 | 10:45 pm
Dang police Thursday rescued two persons, including a financial investment advisor, from Maharashtra who were allegedly abducted by a gang and arrested five persons in connection with the incident.According to police, on Thursday night, police personnel stationed at Saputara check post in Dang, neighbouring to Nashik, heard people crying for help from two cars which passed by. When they stopped the cars, police found two persons in the car who claimed that they were being kidnapped.Police seized the cars and rescued the two persons, who were identified as Yogesh Bhalerao (45), a financial investment advisor who is a resident of Adgaon in Nashik, and his cousin brother Mahendra Gaekwad (46).Police also claimed to have recovered a country-made pistol with three live cartridges and a knife from the kidnappers.The five persons, identified as Vinit Jhatle (45), Vinod Dangre (47), Santosh Shinde (51), Rahul Ghayvat (41), and Bharat Deore (33), all residents of Adgaon were arrested and booked under IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 114, 25(1)(b)(a) (possession of arms).On Friday afternoon, the accused were produced before a court in Ahwa which remanded them in four-day police custody.Dang Deputy Superintendent of Police S G Patil said, “The family of Yogesh Bhalerao was unaware of the kidnapping incident. While travelling in the car, the accused had threatened Yogesh that he would be released after getting Rs 1 crore. No ransom call was made by abductors to the family of Bhalerao. After being released, Yogesh lodged a complaint of kidnapping against unknown person with Adgaon police station in Nashik on Thursday late night.”The accused had planned to stay in Saputara after kidnapping the duo and later recover the ransom, police said.“Yogesh had some monetary dispute with a person who gave the contract to the gang to kidnap him,” Patil added.“The arrested persons Vinit and Vinod were earlier booked in several criminal cases by the Mumbai police and Nashik police,” he added.
BHIWANDI: Nizampura police on Monday arrested four villagers from Pilanipada village in Bhiwandi taluka in Thane district on charges of attacking a pastor and his associate over alleged conversion of locals to Christianity. Police said pastor Sujit Chikoli and his associate Justin Abraham, both residents of Navi Mumbai, on September 22, were returning to their home from Pilanipada village after addressing a crowd of around 40 people when four persons beat them up with a belt.-Pradeep Gupta
In the wake of nationwide raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its office bearers, the authorities have taken into preventive custody as many as 25 local leaders belonging to both the PFI and its political offshoot the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Karnataka.According to initial reports, while eight to nine PFI/SDPI members were picked up from Mangaluru, seven were taken into custody from Bagalkot, six from Kolar, two from Bidar and one from Vijayapura.Meanwhile, joint raids by a central agency and Delhi Police are underway at places related to PFI in different parts of the national capital, including Nizamuddin, Shaheen Bagh area, news agency ANI quoted its police sources as saying. ANI also reported that more than four persons have already been detained.The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), along with the local police, have also initiated raids against people associated with the PFI in many parts of the state, ANI reported further.Raids by ATS and local police are underway on people associated with PFI in many parts of the state: Maharashtra ATS— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2022The National Investigation Agency had on Thursday raided the offices of several PFI leaders and arrested seven of them. “These searches were conducted at the houses and offices of top PFI leaders and members in connection with five cases registered by the NIA following continued inputs and evidence that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in funding terrorism and terrorist activities, organising training camps for providing armed training and radicalising people to join banned organisations,” an NIA statement said.Meanwhile, the Karnataka unit of SDPI Monday dared the NIA to carry out raids on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and affiliated organisations over their involvement in “anti-national activities” in the past.In a press conference, SDPI leaders contended that the raids on PFI was a ploy to suppress the voices of minorities, Dalits and other oppressed communities.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), with the assistance of respective state police departments, has resumed the crackdown on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its office bearers. As part of this, the officials Tuesday took into preventive custody as many as 25 local leaders belonging to both the PFI and its political offshoot the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Karnataka.Raids are currently underway at places related to PFI leaders in different parts of Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh as well, news agency ANI reported. It also reported that more than 30 people have been detained from different parts of Delhi.It may be recalled that the NIA had, on September 22, raided the offices of several PFI leaders and arrested seven of them. “These searches were conducted at the houses and offices of top PFI leaders and members in connection with five cases registered by the NIA following continued inputs and evidence that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in funding terrorism and terrorist activities, organising training camps for providing armed training and radicalising people to join banned organisations,” an NIA statement said.The Madhya Pradesh police Tuesday detained 21 people over links with the PFI, state Home Minister Narottam Mishra was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.In Assam, four persons linked with the PFI were detained from the Nagarbera area. “Our operation against PFI is on in many parts of the district,” ADGP (Special Branch) Hiren Nath was quoted as saying by ANI.Meanwhile, the Nashik police have arrested two persons associated with the PFI. They will be produced before a court later in the day. “Raids are going on in Malegaon town,” the Nashik Police told ANI.Police have also arrested four activists of the PFI from different locations in Maharashtra’s Thane district for alleged anti-national activities. The arrests were made on Monday night in a joint operation carried out in the district by local police and crime branch officials, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Laxmikant Patil said.The houses of PFI leaders in various parts of Udupi district were also raided by the police on Tuesday. Four people were taken into custody in connection with various cases during these raids, news agency PTI reported.At least 10 people have been detained in Gujarat for questioning over links with the PFI.Meanwhile, five PFI activists were arrested from the Kottayam and Kollam districts of Kerala for allegedly engaging in violent activities during the state-wide hartal called by the organisation on September 23 pursuant to nation-wide raids on their offices and arrests of their leaders.(With inputs from agencies)
The woman constable suffered injuries on her leg and hands, an official said. (Representational)Palghar: Police have arrested an advocate and his wife for allegedly trying to kill a woman traffic constable in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official said on Tuesday.Constable Pragya Shiram Dalvi (36) had seized the motorcycle of advocate Brijesh Kumar Boloria (35) for alleged violation of traffic rules, senior police inspector Vilas Supe from Nallasopara police station said.The motorcycle was kept in a godown meant for seized vehicles.Boloria and his wife Dolly Kumari Singh (32) went to the godown on Monday and took away the two-wheeler, he said.While Ms Dalvi tried to stop them at the godown's entrance, the accused knocked her down as they escaped on the motorbike. The policewoman fell and suffered injuries on her leg and hands and was hospitalised, the official said.While fleeing from the spot, the accused also warned Ms Dalvi of dire consequences, he said.Based on the constable's complaint, the police arrested the couple on Monday.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comA case was registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 34 (common intention), the police said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
MUMBAI: Worli police are probing a case of extortion where a person sent death threat messages from WhatsApp to a news channel journalist and demanded Rs 5 crore. A senior officer said they learnt that the accused had sent similar messages to others too. “Going by the number and profile, it seems he is the same person,” said a senior officer. The 42-year-old journalist had lodged a complaint few days back, after he received threat messages. Initially, he ignored the messages but when the sender told the complainant he would kill him and named him in the message, the complainant got worried and approached police to lodge an FIR. “This could be a fake name. We are probing the case,” said the officer. Another police officer said he tnumber was from Maharashtra.