QMumbai: Shera Accused of Threatening Gangrape; Ex-CM’s GST Remark

MNS vandalises hawkers’ stalls at Thane railway station and more stories.

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Salman Khan with Shera. 

1. Activist Alleges Salman Khan's Bodyguard Shera Threatened to Gangrape Her

The controversy around Bigg Boss 11 contestant Zubair Khan and the show's host, actor Salman Khan, refuses to end. After Zubair filed a complaint against Salman for insulting him on national television, a social activist, closely associated with him, has alleged that the actor's bodyguard, Shera, threatened to gangrape her if she continued to support Zubair. The police have registered a case against the unidentified caller and are verifying the allegations. The complainant, Sheila Sheikh (name changed), a resident of Khar, runs a human rights NGO. After Zubair was evicted from Bigg Boss, he allegedly approached Sheila for help, before filing a complaint against Salman for "calling him a dog on television and threatening to kill him".

On Friday, Sheikh allegedly received a call from an unidentified mobile number. The caller identified himself as Salman's bodyguard, Shera, and allegedly told her to sort out Zubair's matter without taking it to the police. "He told me 'why are you bothering bhai? Why don't you settle the matter?' When I refused, he abused me and threatened to send 10 people to rape me," Sheikh said

(Source: Mid-day)

2. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Hits Out At Govt Over Demonetisation, GST

File photo of Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan. (Photo: PTI) 
File photo of Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan. (Photo: PTI) 

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has criticised the NDA government's move of demonetisation and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), calling them as "attacks on the economy".

The government mistakenly assumed that currency in cash is black money. It is sometimes a provision for emergency situations but the government ignored this aspect and went ahead with note ban. Now, everybody knows the note ban has failed miserably, Chavan told reporters yesterday in Karad, his hometown in Satara district.

The BJP-led Union government also failed to build up a proper system required for the implementation and execution of the GST. Now it is affecting the economy, he said.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

3. MNS Vandalises Hawkers’ Stalls At Thane Rly Station

After the 15-day deadline set by the party to evict the roadside vendors operating in and around suburban train stations ended on Saturday, Maharasthra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists vandalised hawkers’ stalls at Thane railway station.

The agitation was led by Avinash Jadhav, president of the MNS’s Thane unit and the party's local youth wing chief Sandeep Panchange. “They did not leave the area despite our 15-day deadline so we took action,” Panchange said.

Sources said hawkers in many other parts of the city shut shop by Saturday afternoon fearing similar action by the MNS. “There won’t be any more deadlines. If the authorities fail to remove hawkers, we will take MNS style action like we did in Thane,” said MNS leader Sandip Despande.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

4. Four Days On... MSRTC Ends Strike, Buses Back On Roads

Representational image of a MSRTC bus.
Representational image of a MSRTC bus.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ MSRTC)

State transport buses were back on roads in Maharashtra after four days as employee unions withdrew their strike on Saturday following the Bombay High Court’s order late Friday evening citing it “illegal”.

In a late-evening order , a vacation bench of the Bombay High Court had declared the strike by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers’ union illegal and directed the state government to form a five-member committee to look into the demands made by the MSRTC employees and submit a report to the court by December 22. The court has also asked the committee to take a decision on their demand for an interim pay hike by November 15.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Two Bhiwandi Men Held For Killing Woman, Cutting Her Body Into Pieces

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

Two labourers were arrested today for allegedly killing a 40-year-old woman, cutting her body into several pieces and dumping them at different locations, police said.

The two, residents of Temghar in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, were identified as Jiyalal Abdul Razak Khan (38) and Suresh Rajgure (40).

They have been charged with the murder of one Vanshi Waman Korad, originally from tribal-dominated taluka of Jawhar in the district, who also worked as a labourer and stayed in Temghar, inspector M J Bagga of Shanti Nagar police station under Bhiwandi division said.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

6. 24-year-old Man Arrested For Molesting US Woman in Powai

Powai police have arrested a serial molester after four months who molested a US national lady while she walking to home with her husband. According to cops, the accused is a serial molester whose modus-operandi is to molest women in high profile area by riding a bike. The complainant is foreigner woman who resides at Powai and is working in the same area as a director in a private company.

After dinner with her husband on June 24, 2017, she was walking to her home at Hiranandani premises when the accused on his Activa stopped near her, touched her inappropriately and ran away. Her husband and another person followed the accused for 2 to 3 kilometres, but couldn’t get hold of him. After the woman filed a complaint with Powai police, copse tried to look for accused but since it was at night they could not get a clear picture of the accused from the CCTV footage of the area. Few days back, assistant police inspector Sachin Wagh, an investigating officer received information about a suspect riding his bike in the area.

(Source: Mid-day)

7. Mother And Son Die Of Electric Shock At Home During Diwali In Goregaon

In a tragic incident, a 27-year-old woman and her two-year-old son died of electric shock that ran through the window grills of their balcony in Goregaon East on Friday evening. The mother-son duo was watching fire-crackers when the incident happened. According to the police, the deceased woman Priyanka Bharti (27) along with her son Prince, was sitting on the balcony of their flat in Bimbisar Nagar Mhada colony Goregaon (E). While Priyanka's 6-year-old daughter was watching television and her husband Santosh Bharti was out at work.

Source: Mid-day

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