QMumbai: Guesthouse Jail for Mallya; Nadeem’s Dawood Connection
File photo of Vijay Mallya.
File photo of Vijay Mallya.(Photo: Reuters)

QMumbai: Guesthouse Jail for Mallya; Nadeem’s Dawood Connection

1. State Suggests Guesthouse Arrest for Vijay Mallya

The state government has told the Centre that it could convert a government guesthouse into a jail in order to negate the constant harping by fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya’s lawyers at the condition of prisons in India. In June, Mallya’s lawyers had highlighted the poor condition of prisons in the country as one of key points to contest his extradition from the UK.

A senior government official told Mumbai Mirror that both the centre and the state had powers to declare any place in the country as a jail. “We have suggested to the Centre to think about this alternative. If the condition of the jails in India proves to be a stumbling block in Mallya’s extradition, then we will keep him in a guest house that will be declared as a jail.”

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Nadeem Saifi Enjoying Dawood's Protection

Composer Nadeem Saifi. 
Composer Nadeem Saifi. 
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim is believed to be shielding music composer Nadeem Saifi in London, who is wanted in connection with the 1997 murder of Gulshan Kumar, in the wake of the Modi government’s hot pursuit of India’s extradition pleas for fugitives overseas, a report run by India Today has claimed.

The report is based on Dawood’s call intercepts accessed by India Today.

Music baron Gulshan Kumar was killed in Mumbai on August 12, 1997. Saifi was named a co-suspect and has since then been living in the UK.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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3. SC Clears Decks for New Link in Place of Hancock Bridge

In what comes as a big relief for the residents of Dongri and Mazgaon areas, the Supreme Court has removed hurdles for construction of a new road overbridge (ROB) at the site of Hancock Bridge that was demolished in January 2015.

While hearing a petition in the matter on Friday, the apex court asked the BMC to appoint a new contractor to build the bridge between Byculla and Sandhurst Road stations of Central Railway. “In the circumstances, we do not see any reason to continue the earlier interim orders of this court. We make it clear that Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will be at liberty to proceed with the award of the contract in accordance with law,” ruled a bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. Robbers Tunnel Into Bank in Navi Mumbai, Loot 27 Lockers

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

Bank officials and customers at Bank of Baroda’s Juinagar branch in Navi Mumbai were shocked on Monday morning when they discovered that robbers had looted 27 lockers after entering the bank by tunneling a hole through the shop next door.

It is not clear when the incident took place as the bank was closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The incident came to light only when a customer had to go to his locker to deposit some valuables. When the customer and a bank officer entered the locker room, they found that 27 lockers had been broken into. They also spotted a tunnel in the room, which led to the adjacent shop.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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5. Rlys Paint Messages on Steps of FOB, Ask Mumbai Commuters to Wear Suitable Footwear

Desperate to convince people that they are taking steps to ensure there is no repeat of the Elphinstone Road station stampede, the Railways have started a public awareness campaign that has, perhaps, taken things a little too far - by advising Mumbai commuters to wear appropriate footwear.

The Central Railway (CR) has painted several messages on the steps of the newly constructed FOB at Currey Road station, which include asking people not to buy from hawkers and encourage them; not to believe in rumours or spread rumours; and to wear appropriate footwear while walking down the FOB.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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6. Passenger Dies Due to Lack of Ambulance Service at Lokmaya Tilak Terminus

A passenger died on Sunday at the LTT because he allegedly did not get treatment in the golden hour. A railway employee alleged that the 108 ambulance service was withdrawn from the station, which led to a delay in taking him to a hospital.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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7. 2 Cops Accused of Extorting Rs 40k From Wine-Shop Staff

Two officers from Goregaon Police Station have been suspended for allegedly extorting Rs 40,000 from the manager of a wine shop. One of the suspended cops had allegedly conducted a fake raid at Swagat Wines on SV Road in Goregaon (W) on November 3, along with an unidentified person who claimed to be a journalist. The other cop allegedly threatened the shop’s manager, Santosh Adhikari, when he was brought to Goregaon police station. The victim later complained to the additional commissioner of police, who launched an inquiry.

According to the police, on November 3, Assistant Inspector Datattray Gund and Sub-inspector Gauraksh Ghodake were on night duty. The complainant, Adhikari, was in the shop at that time. He alleged that two people, one of them a cop and the other claiming to be a journalist, came to the shop and threatened him.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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8. Teen Drowns at a Picnic Spot Behind Salman Khan's Panvel Farmhouse

The incident occurred near Salman Khan’s Panvel farmhouse.
The incident occurred near Salman Khan’s Panvel farmhouse.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

A junior college student drowned at a picnic spot which is behind the farmhouse of Bollywood star Salman Khan at around 9 am on Sunday morning. The boy was identified as 17-year-old Anurag Rana. The boy is a class XII Kendriya Vidyalaya student from Sector 7 and is a resident of Kamothe. He along with three others friends had gone for a picnic where he jumped into the water from around 10 feet above. He was fished out with the help of tribals from Waje village.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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