QMumbai: Mika Singh’s Flat Raided; 17 Cops Shunted For Bribing
Mika Singh in trouble. 
Mika Singh in trouble. (Photo: YouTube/Pop Chartbusters)

QMumbai: Mika Singh’s Flat Raided; 17 Cops Shunted For Bribing

1. Now, Trouble For Kapil’s Neighbour Mika Singh

After actors Kapil Sharma and Irrfan Khan, it is the turn of another high-profile resident of DLH Enclave in Oshiwara to fall foul of the civic authorities — singer Mika Singh. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sent a notice to the singer for alleged illegal alterations in the flat.

According to the BMC notice, sent under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act, Mika has carried out many unauthorised structural changes in his 10th floor flat. The notice says, “The proceedings in this case was initiated when it came to notice that the unauthorised merger of elevation features , ducts, voids and part podium for parking etc were contradictory to the OC plan.” They have also directed him to remove the same within seven days, failing which they would be demolished by the BMC. The singer has been asked to produce documents if he believes the structures are legal.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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2. 17 Cops Who Warned Bars Of Impending Raids Shunted

Seventeen constables attached to the Mumbai Police’s Social Service Branch (or SS Branch) have been transferred to the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC), Preventive department, and other units of the Mumbai Crime Branch.

According to sources, the decision came after their seniors realised that several of the constables were handin-glove with bar owners, and would tip them off about impending raids. The SS Branch is considered to be one of the most ‘lucrative’ postings in the Crime branch and staffers are often bribed by dance bar owners and restaurateurs who regularly violate rules.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3. Female Student's Burnt Body Found In Her Friend's Bathroom, Police Arrest Three

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

The charred body of a college girl was found in the bathroom of her classmate's house here and three members of the family were arrested in connection with it, police said today. She was found last evening and was rushed to a hospital, which declared her dead, Additional Deputy Commissioner(West) of Guwahati Police Amitabh Basumatary said. The girl was identified as a fifth semester student of K C Das Commerce College and a resident of Paltan Bazar.

Source: Mid-day

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4. BMC Engineer Who Ran Coaching Classes And Owns Nine Flats In City Found Guilty

Preliminary report says that he misused his official position to exert pressure on some departments to not act against him; report has been submitted to Lokayukta.

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A BMC probe against a road engineer, who has been accused of running coaching classes in an Andheri apartment during office hours in violation of service rules and amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, has found him guilty.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Devgad Hosts Ockhi-hit Fishermen

A man looks at one of the many roads damaged by Cyclone Ockhi.
A man looks at one of the many roads damaged by Cyclone Ockhi.
(Photo: PTI)

Devgad in Sindhudurg, famous for this region’s finest produce of Alphonso mangoes, has lately been playing host to fishermen aboard 293 fishing boats who have taken refuge in the town after cyclone Ockhi devastated the southern coast before moving north.

Francis Alphons, 53, has been on Lourd Martha, a Kerala-based boat since December 1 when he and his friends received a warning about the impending cyclone. Equipped with GPS and wireless radio communication, his was among the fortunate few who could pick up the warning and rushed to the shore. “We were off Kerala coast when we received an advisory to head north. We had thrown the nets in water. We momentarily paused to consider if we should collect the nets before leaving, but decided against it, as the weather was worsening by the minute. We just abandoned our nets and moved on,” said Alphons. With their nets spread over six kilometres, it would have taken the fishermen on board at least seven hours to pull them back. Not willing to test fate, the 19 sailors on board Lourd Martha moved away, leaving behind nets worth Rs 40 lakh.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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6. Missing Teenage Girl's Naked Body Found At Family's Farm In Pune

Three days after she went missing, a 17-year-old's naked body was found in a pool of blood in her family's farm in Dhamne village, Pune. Cops also found a bloody stone nearby, sparking suspicions that the girl was sexually abused and then stoned. It was the girl's brother who found her body on Monday afternoon, when he went there to plough the field. The family had not been able to trace her since Friday, when she left to meet a friend.

Source: Mid-day

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7. Garbage Contractors Who Duped BMC Are Back In Business

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Representational image. 
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Unscrupulous garbage contractors, who pulled a fast one on the BMC by transporting construction debris instead of solid waste earlier this year, are back in business. And it’s all because the civic body has not blacklisted them formally and hence, cannot prevent them from bidding for fresh contracts. The contracts are worth around Rs 600 crore.

In September this year, after being made to realise that it had been duped, the BMC registered police complaints against five garbage contractors, and issued show cause notices to all seven companies involved in the transporting garbage to collection centres. Now, according to documents accessed by this newspaper, two of the 10 firms that were under the scanner — Do IT-D Con (JV) and MK Enterprises (JV) — are set to bag fresh contracts.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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