QMumbai: ‘Smiley’ Murder Suspect Booked; CBFC Wants Modi’s NOC

BCCI invites applications for the head coach’s post; Producer booked for ‘Lord Shiva’ poster.

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

1. Mumbai Cop’s Son Confesses Killing Mother, Arrested From Jodhpur

The  note left by Siddhant Ganore (inset). (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MumbaiMirror/status/867606212883427328">Twitter/ MumbaiMirror</a>)
The note left by Siddhant Ganore (inset). (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ MumbaiMirror)

A man who allegedly murdered his mother, wife of a police officer associated with the probe of the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, was arrested on 25 May from a hotel in Jodhpur.

Siddhant Ganore, 20, had fled his house after allegedly killing his mother and took a train to reach Jodhpur on Wednesday, police said.

After arriving in Jodhpur, he stayed in a hotel opposite the city railway station, where the Jodhpur police arrested him on Thursday afternoon, they said.

(Source: The Quint)

2. Censor Board Boss Asks Makers of Film on Kejriwal to Get NOC From PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AP)

Two filmmakers from Mumbai have been asked by the Censor Board chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani to get a no-objection certificate from none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get their documentary on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal released in India.

Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, the makers of Hindi-English documentary titled An Insignificant Man, have chronicled the anti-corruption protests of which Anna Hazare was the face, and which resulted in the birth of the Aam Aadmi Party, the NDA sweeping to power at the Centre, and Kejriwal becoming the Delhi Chief Minister with a thumping majority.

The documentary, produced by the Ship of Theseus director Anand Gandhi, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and has since been screened at 40 festivals across the world. Over the next few weeks, it will be screened in Sydney, New Zealand, and Washington.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

3. Mumbai Police Bust High-Profile Sex-Cum-Blackmail Racket on WhatsApp

WhatsApp (Photo: iStockphoto)
WhatsApp (Photo: iStockphoto)

Crime branch officials have busted a high-profile online sex-cum-blackmail racket in the suburbs. While the police have rescued a woman, the pimp involved in the alleged racket is absconding.

Unit 9 of the crime branch learnt of a WhatsApp number, which was being used to lure men, and later blackmail them.

On tracing the number, a police official, under the guise of a prospective client, chatted with one of the pimps at length. After fixing the rate for the girl - anywhere between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh - the pimp asked him to meet at a room in a five-star hotel.

On Tuesday, the police sent across a fake client, who arrived at room no. 207 and rescued the girl. Three mobile phones were recovered from her. From the video footage in the phone, the police learnt that clips were shot of the client and the sex worker. "These videos were recorded without the knowledge of customers, and were used for black mailing them," said one officer.

(Source: Mid-Day)

4. Has BCCI Advertised for the Head Coach Because of This?

Anil Kumble (Photo: Reuters)
Anil Kumble (Photo: Reuters)

Two days after Mumbai Mirror reported Team India head coach Anil Kumble’s demands of captaincy fees for Virat Kohli and a position for himself on the selection committee, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday showed Kumble and the team who’s the boss.

The BCCI invited applications for the head coach’s post, sending a reminder to Kumble that he will not get an automatic extension after his term expires at the end of the Champions Trophy next month.

Interested candidates have been asked to apply by May 31 and will be interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

The BCCI, in a release, said it wanted to “ensure a fair and completely transparent process” even as the board sources told Mumbai Mirror that the board members were peeved at Kumble’s frequent presentations on the wage structure for the players, salary hike demands, and his insistence on expanding the ambit of 26% players’ share from the Board revenues.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Bikers Throw Nashik Businessman off Bridge to His Death During Scuffle

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

A Nashik businessman died after being thrown off a bridge in Kongaon, Bhiwandi, allegedly when a fight broke out with three scooter riders Wednesday night. Asad Sayed, 53, had visited Dombivli on work and was driving back home to Nashik with two others in an Ertiga car around 9.30 pm last night when the incident occurred.

He was on the Kongaon bridge in Bhiwandi when a speeding Activa scooter, with three riders, overtook him. Sayed shouted out a reprimand, which did not go down well with the trio. The riders pulled over a little ahead and got off to intimidate Sayed. The businessman, too, got out of his car and an argument ensued. The spat soon turned into a scuffle, during which the scooter riders allegedly pushed Sayed off the bridge railing.

Sayed landed more than 10 feet below in a mangrove marsh, while the alleged perpetrators ran away.

(Source: Mid-Day)

6. Fadnavis’ Helicopter Crashlands in Latur; CM Escapes Unhurt

A helicopter carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis crash-landed in Latur on Thursday, but he escaped uninjured.

After the mishap, Fadnavis tweeted saying he and his team are "absolutely safe".

(Source: The Quint)

7. 'Missing' Nashik Girls Traced Outside Shah Rukh Khan's Bungalow in Mumbai

Mannat, SRK’s home. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MumbaiMirror/status/867712410769018880">Twitter/ MumbaiMirror</a>)
Mannat, SRK’s home. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ MumbaiMirror)

Six minor girls of a family who allegedly went "missing" from Nashik two days ago, were rescued by city police after they were traced to Mumbai outside Shahrukh Khan's bungalow "Mannat", where they had reached to catch a glimpse of their favourite Bollywood star.

According to police, a missing complaint was lodged at Mhasrul police station here by parents of the girls on the night of May 23, when they were not to be found in the house.

The young SRK fans, all cousin sisters, aged between 12 and 15, left their house here on the evening of May 23 and proceeded to the famous Nanduri temple in Kalwan taluka of the district. Then they went to Nashik Road railway station and boarded the Shatabdi Express to reach suburban Dadar from where they ended up outside Khan's residence, hoping to see their idol once, said Subhash Chandra Deshmukh, in-charge of Mhasrul police station.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

8. Copyrights Society Owes Musicians Rs 13 Crore in Royalties: Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar (Photo: ANI)
Javed Akhtar (Photo: ANI)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing money laundering angles in a case involving Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) said there were serious ‘distribution related lapses’ in the post-revenue collection phase.

The ED moved in after noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is the IPRS chairman, complained of financial irregularities in the functioning of the two bodies. The IPRS is registered as a copyright society.

“We are probing as to why despite revenue (funds) being collected, the raised money wasn’t being distributed amongst and between IPRS stakeholders and legitimate recipients,” a senior ED officer privy to the investigation told Mirror.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

9. ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ Producer Tony D'Souza Detained for Poster That Sees Leading Man Rajkummar Rao Dressed as Lord Shiva

The disputed poster of Behen Hogi Teri.
The disputed poster of Behen Hogi Teri.

In April, Amul Mohan, a co-producer on the Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan-starrer Behen Hogi Teri, tweeted a teaser poster of the film which had Rao as a dejected Lord Shiva sitting atop a motorcycle. While it was hailed as “oddly cool” by some, others wondered if it would unwittingly invite outrage from devotees of the Hindu deity.

Over a month later, Mirror has learnt that Jalandhar resident Ishan Sharma, taking offence at the poster, has filed a private criminal complaint against the makers of the romcom at Jalandhar Magistrate Court. Following this a warrant was issued against the makers and co-producer Tony D'Souza, who appeared at Versova police station on Thursday.

“Since a warrant was issued, Tony had been called to the police station. We have moved the Andheri Magistrate Court and have applied for bail. During festivals many artists dress up as gods, but that doesn’t mean they are demeaning them in any way. Even Akshay Kumar had played Lord Krishna in OMG: Oh My God! and was seen riding a bike, no one had raised an objection then. Why now?” argues the film’s lawyer Bhushan Mahadik, who is currently in London, adding that the complainant is trying to get publicity out of the episode. “There is a Censor Board that advises cuts if necessary. We will examine the complaint in detail and will take strict action against the complainant if he's in fact trying to get publicity”.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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