QMumbai: Chhota Rajan Regretted Killing J Dey and Other Stories

Chhota Rajan regretted killing journalist J Dey, Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar’s emotional exchange & other stories

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Gangster Chhota Rajan will be tried with the other accused in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case. (Photo: PTI)

“Chhota Rajan Told Me He Regretted Killing J Dey”

Underworld don Chhota Rajan (left) and journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (right).
Underworld don Chhota Rajan (left) and journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (right).

Testifying before a special court hearing senior crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s murder, a senior journalist narrated a conversation he allegedly had with accused Chhota Rajan, where the latter confessed to killing Dey.

The journalist informed the special Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) court, presided by judge SS Adkar, that Rajan himself called him up months after Dey’s murder and told him that he regretted killing Dey and that he was ‘misinformed’.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

State Clears Extension of Metro 7 Up To Terminal 2

The proposed Metro 7 corridor, which was initially planned to run between Dahisar and Andheri, will now be extended up to the T2 terminal at the international airport, Sahar. From Andheri signal, the Metro will go underground through a 2.2-km tunnel.

The state government has cleared a blueprint by executing body MMRDA to expand the Metro 7 line for higher ridership and better connectivity, said highly placed sources in Mantralaya. It has already announced extending the Dahisar end of the corridor up to Mira-Bhayander on the north.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

Ankit Tiwari Rape Case: Prosecution Deems Victim Hostile In Court

Ankit Tiwari and Sonal Chauhan in the music video <i>Badtameez </i>
Ankit Tiwari and Sonal Chauhan in the music video Badtameez

In what could be an advantageous turn of events for embattled singer and composer Ankit Tiwari, accused of raping a 31-year-old woman on several occasions between 2012-13, she has, according to the prosecution, turned hostile in court. Now, the public prosecutor has filed another application in the court to recall her for testifying in court.

On December 19, 2015, a Sessions court had charged Tiwari under Sections 376 (rape), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage), 417 (cheating) and 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The charges were challenged before the high court, wherein the HC asked Tiwari to file a discharge application, but it was rejected by the sessions court. The court then framed the charges against him on February 10, to which Tiwari pleaded not guilty. Two hearings in, on March 3, the survivor deposed in the court. According to sources in the hearing, while on the first day, she just spoke about how she met Tiwari, during the second hearing, on March 23, she was deemed hostile by the prosecution for not standing by her statement to the cops.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Javed Akhtar Blesses Karan Johar’s Twins With His Signature Prose

The film fraternity has been dropping in to meet Karan Johar’s newborn twins Yash and Roohi. But one of the most special gifts the little ones have received so far are a set of prose penned by Javed Akhtar, one for Roohi and one for Yash. Karan Johar shared these on Twitter and also thanked Javed and Shabana Akhtar for their precious blessings.

In both special pieces of writing, Jaaved Akhtar explains to the little ones, the meaning of their names, praises their father Karan Johar and encourages them to grow up to become people their dad can be proud of.

(Read the full story on The Quint)

Mulund Boy, Missing Since Jan 2, Found In Goregaon

The police have found a 12-year-old Mulund resident, the son of a watchman, who was missing since three months ago. The schoolboy, Govinddas Rawat, went missing on January 2. When the Mulund cops failed to find him, his father, Ranbeer, moved court seeking a Criminal Investigation Department probe, after which the court handed over the case to CID.

But on Monday night, acting on a tip-off, the police officials managed to trace Govinddas to Goregaon, where he was working at a catering shop and staying with a man named Shankar Yadav (28). Yadav has been arrested on the charge of kidnapping under section 363 of the Indian Penal Code. But DCP Sachin Patil said, “It is unclear who kidnapped Govinddas, or if there was a kidnapping. Prima facie, it looks like he had walked out of his own will. We can’t be sure till the investigation is complete.”

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

HIV+ Man Awarded Life Sentence for Raping Teenage Foster Daughter

A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his 15-year-old foster daughter. The accused even threatened to kill the girl and her brother if she revealed the act to anyone.

According to a report, both the survivor and the convict are HIV patients. She stated in her FIR to the Pydhonie Police that she was sexually assaulted by the man twice in 2013, after her mother's passing. The girl herself was HIV afflicted since her childhood.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Aparna Sen’s Tale of 3 Women and One Night In Mumbai

Aparna Sen first watched Mahesh Elkunchwar’s one-act play Sonata 13 years ago. “I was interested in the interplay of emotions, the textured characterisation and dramatic ups and downs of three single, childless, 50-something women who’d been friends since college,” says the filmmaker-actress who chose then to adapt another play, Saari Raat, by Badal Sircar, with her daughter, Konkana Sen Sharma, as one half of a married couple. “I thought it would be challenging to shoot in one space for an entire evening. I had to choreograph in a certain way,” Aparna reminisces. Saari Raat was her short for the ‘Zeal For Unity’ film project, which was to showcase the works of six Indian and six Pakistani filmmakers. “My film was appreciated at festivals. But now, the climate of our country is anti-Pakistan and the producers have put the release on hold,” she sighs.

When she realised her short would not open soon, she decided to give the one-night narrative one more try, this time as a feature film. “I had a small budget and tight schedule so I decided to make Sonata in Mumbai. I thought three really good actors would bring the play alive on screen,” Aparna says.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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