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QMumbai: Cattle Smuggling Busted, Indrani & Peter File for Divorce

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1. Cattle-Smuggling Racket Busted in Malvani; 4 Held

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Image used for representation. 
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Call it chance or pure instinct, the Mumbai police recently busted a huge cattle-smuggling racket in Malvani after questioning two men they found standing on the side of a road in the middle of the night looking ‘suspicious and nervous’.

Last Sunday, Constable Ayub Khan was on a routine night patrol with his team when they came across two men fidgeting nervously beside a four-wheeler on Madh Marve Road at 4 am.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

2. Indrani and Peter File for Divorce by Mutual Consent

A file photo of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea. 
A file photo of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea. 
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After 16 years of marriage, Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea – both accused in Sheena Bora murder case – filed for divorce in the Family Court, Mumbai. They were offered a counselling session by marriage counsellor BS Sonawane, but they stuck to their decision to separate.

Indrani arrived exactly at noon from Byculla prison and was taken to Registrar Megha Kawle’s room. She reportedly asked whether Peter had arrived as well but was told by cops that he had started from his cell in Arthur Road prison and was about to reach. Peter arrived at around 12.11 pm. As the two had applied for divorce by mutual consent, Kawle did not question them extensively.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3. Sohrabuddin Case: CBI Seeks Dismissal of PIL over Amit Shah’s Discharge

Kausar Bi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
Kausar Bi and Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
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Calling it a publicity-seeking litigation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought dismissal of a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding that the probe agency be directed to challenge discharge granted to BJP chief Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Appearing for the CBI, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh argued that since Shah had been granted a discharge by a special CBI court in the city in December 2014, several pleas challenging it were already withdrawn or dismissed. One of the petitioners went right up to the Supreme Court, and even that was dismissed, he added.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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4. Rs 700-Crore Hawala Racket Operated from Dubai Busted

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Image for representation.
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has detected a Rs 700-crore hawala racket, allegedly orchestrated by Dubai– based operator Pankaj Kapur, who is accused of utilising one of his Indian companies and 50-odd overseas shell firms to send money abroad for his clients in violation of forex rules. The money was sent in the name of payments against diamond imports, ED sources claimed.

The agency conducted searches at 11 locations in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday and Tuesday as part of its probe under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, in which records pertaining to the suspected hawala transactions were seized. The records would be scrutinised for evidentiary value. “The agency’s preliminary enquiry revealed that Kapur’s firm, Radhika Gems Pvt Ltd, collected money in cash from clients in India and transferred the same to firms abroad against payment of import of diamonds,” said an ED source.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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5. Campaign to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Children: Soon, Police Didis and Kakas Across State

AFTER THE success of the ‘police didi’ and ‘police kaka’ campaigns to prevent sexual exploitation of children in Mumbai and Pune police commissionerates, the campaign is now being extended to the rest of the state. On Tuesday, the Thane (rural) police initiated the
campaign, which will be replicated across the state, said senior officers.

While the ‘police didi’ campaign began in Mumbai after a series of sexual harassment cases were reported from schools in 2016, the ‘police kaka’ initiative was started in Pune by then commissioner Rashmi Shukla in 2017. Krishna Prakash, Inspector General, Prevention of Atrocities against Women (PAW), said: “After the police didi and police kaka initiatives turned out to be effective, a decision has been taken to extend the same to the rest of the state.”

Source: Indian Express

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6. Prevented from Provoking Minorities, Mob Attacks Cops

A Ganpati immersion procession in Andheri turned ugly on Monday evening when a group of devotees allegedly assaulted five police officers, including a senior woman police inspector, of Sahar police station.

According to the police, the incident took place in Andheri’s Lelewada area on Monday at 09:45 pm at a household immersion procession. According to the police, a group of people were dancing in front of a mosque. “When they didn’t move for a long time, we asked them to leave the place. Instead, the group attacked us,” said a police source.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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7. India’s First Woman IAS Officer Dead

An obituary of Anna Rajam Malhotra.
An obituary of Anna Rajam Malhotra.
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India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in Andheri on Monday. She was 91. Born in Ernakulum in July 1927, Malhotra joined the civil services in 1951 and opted for the Madras cadre. She married RN Malhotra, who served as RBI Governor from 1985 to 1990.

She is also known for setting up the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). She was JNPT chairperson. In 1989, she was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award. Malhotra had worked under seven chief ministers of Tamil Nadu. She had worked closely with Rajiv Gandhi when he was in charge of the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi. She had served in the personnel section of the Union Home Ministry during her central services.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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