QMumbai: BMC Given Power to Speed up Work on 29 Bridges & More
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (Photo: IANS)

QMumbai: BMC Given Power to Speed up Work on 29 Bridges & More

1. CM Fadnavis Gives BMC the Power to Speed up Work on 29 Bridges

With as many as 29 bridges in the city shut for construction, the state government, anticipating traffic delays on Wednesday, granted additional powers to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ensure speedy completion of work.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting of agencies concerned and the BMC in the state secretariat. A total of 29 bridges, both road overbridges (ROB) and foot overbridges (FOB), are being constructed in the city along with several Metro lines.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Abu Salem Seeks Furlough to Settle Property Dispute in UP

A file photo of extradited gangster Abu Salem who was convicted by a special TADA court in 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
A file photo of extradited gangster Abu Salem who was convicted by a special TADA court in 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
(Photo: PTI) 

Gangster Abu Salem, who is currently lodged at Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai, has applied for furlough leave to settle a family dispute concerning his ancestral property at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Salem had last year applied for parole to marry his girlfriend, Sayed Bahar Kausar alias Heena, a Mumbra resident, but his plea had been rejected.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. 10 Pose as I-T Officials, ‘Make Away With Rs 80 Lakh From Businessman’s Home in Fake Raid’

A 59-YEAR-OLD businessman was allegedly hoodwinked by a group of 10 people, who orchestrated a fake raid at his house in Dahisar last week by posing as Income-Tax officials. According to police, the group got away with cash and valuables adding up to Rs 80 lakh.

Police arrested 13 people in connection with the incident on Tuesday. Police said early on June 8, a group of 10 men and women rang the doorbell of Kisan Belvate’s house, and introduced themselves as I-T officials to his son Prashant, who answered the door.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Preethi Rathi Acid Attack Case: Hc Upholds 29-Yr-Old’s Conviction, Commutes Death Sentence to Life

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence awarded to 29-year-old Ankur Panwar, for the murder of Preethi Rathi, who had been attacked with acid in 2013, to life imprisonment. The mitigating circumstance considered by the High Court was Panwar’s age – the convict was 23 years old at the time of the incident on May 2, 2013.

“The accused was a young boy, aged about 23 years. There is no past criminal record. The mitigating circumstances… were not considered in proper perspective by the trial court. Taking into consideration over all circumstances, we do not find that present case can be termed as ‘rarest of the rare’ and hence the appellant does not deserve death penalty,” the High Court said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. 13-Year-Old Girl Gagged, ‘Gangraped’ by Three Men, Accused on the Run

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gagged, dragged into a house and gangraped by three men in Cuffe Parade area, police said Wednesday. According to police, the incident took place around 8 pm on Monday, when the girl had stepped out of the house to throw garbage.

The three men, all her neighbours, had reportedly kept an eye on the girl and had followed her for a while before one of them pulled her inside his house and raped her, police said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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