QMumbai: Bieber Arrives In Mumbai; Cops to Get Bulletproof Vests
Justin Bieber finally arrives in Mumbai; City cops to get bulletproof vests 9 years after 26/11.
1. Justin Bieber Arrives In Mumbai for his Purpose Concert
Singer Justin Bieber arrived in Mumbai early on Wednesday morning for his maiden concert in India as part of his Purpose tour. The 23-year-old pop sensation arrived at Mumbai’s Kalina airport at 1.30 am in a private jet along with his team.
Bieber was spotted wearing a pink hoodie as he rushed out of the airport to an entourage of vehicles that were waiting for him. Several fans had gathered at the exit of the airport to catch a glimpse of the singer. Bieber will be performing at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul on Wednesday night.
2. Nine Yrs After 26/11, Mumbai Police Set To Be Bulletproof
This image of then Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare putting on a bulletproof vest before taking on terrorists on 26/11 is etched in the minds of Mumbaikars. As it turned out, the vest was no match for the terrorists’ AK 47s, which claimed Karkare’s life as well as the lives of Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar that night.
Nine years and several controversies later, the Maharashtra Police have placed an order for 5,000 bulletproof vests with MKU, a reputed military equipment manufacturer headquartered in Kanpur, who will be importing the vests from Germany.
3. Three Get Death For Raping, Killing Pune Techie
Three men who were convicted for raping and murdering 28-yearold techie Nayana Pujari in 2009 were awarded the death sentenced on Tuesday.
Pronouncing the judgment, a special court said that the “convicts showed extreme brutality while committing the act and hence they shall be hanged till death.”
On Monday, Yogesh Raut (31), Mahesh Thakur (31) and Vishwas Kadam (31) had been found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering Pujari.
On Tuesday, while pronouncing the quantum of punishment, the court awarded death sentence and a fine of Rs 5,000 under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of the IPC to the trio. They were also awarded life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 under Section 376 (2) G (gang rape) and seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 under sections 366 (kidnapping) and 397 (robbery). Under Section 404 (misappropriation of property possessed by deceased person), the trio was awarded two years of rigorous imprisonment and Rs 2,000 fine. The fourth accused, Rajesh Chaudhary, who turned approver in the case, was let off by the court.
4. Mumbai Customs Nab 21 Fliers Smuggling Gold Worth Rs. 1.70 Crore In Water Bottles
In one of its major operations, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs on Tuesday arrested 21 passengers from a single Jet Airways flight for smuggling gold worth Rs. 1.70 crore. The passengers were allegedly carrying 112 cut pieces of gold bars weighing 5.665 kg.
According to reports, the passengers landed in Mumbai from Jeddah on a Jet Airways flight. When custom officials examined the passengers, they discovered that the fliers had concealed 112 gold pieces by sticking them inside the caps and on the bottom of their water bottles.
5. Neighbour Shoots Man 17 Times Over Business Rivalry
A residential complex in Dombivali was a scene of an intense shootout on Tuesday, when a business rivalry between two interior designing contractors took a fatal turn.
Kishor Chaudhari, 45, was shot 8 times on the head and 9 times in the chest, when the accused identified as Dilip Bhoir and six others, forced their way into his house in Shivamrut society in Cholegaon, Dombivali and strated firing. The 45-year-old died on the spot, while his business partner, Nitin Joshi, who was also in the house, was grievously injured. Joshi has been admitted in the ICU at Shivam hospital in Dombivali.
6. Court Asks Ram Gopal Varma To Compensate Sarkar 3 Writer
Just four days before his next film hits screens, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma faced a setback in a copyright infringement case filed by scriptwriter Nilesh Girkar. The Bombay High Court asked RGV to give Girkar due credit for 'Sarkar 3' apart from pending fee of Rs 6.20 lakh.
On January 30, Girkar, who has worked with Varma in the past, had moved the High Court claiming that he had been denied credit for the film's script. He also alleged non-payment of the full amount - Rs 8 lakh - as promised by the filmmaker.
7. Rohit Shetty Opens up on Golmaal 4 & Khatron Ke Khiladi
Rohit Shetty is gearing up to host Khatron Ke Khiladi even as he shoots for Golmaal Again, the fourth installment of the comedy franchise. The Quint caught up with the multi-tasking filmmaker for a Facebook Live, watch it here:
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