CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came forward to defend Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab over the allegation levelled by Sachin Waze, and said no Shiv Sainik can take false oath in the name of Bala Saheb Thackeray. "A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," said Raut.
Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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As the National Investigation Agency's probe into the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare continues, CCTV footage of main accused Sachin Vaze surfaced. The footage, dated March 4 at 7 pm, reportedly showed the suspended police officer going to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. He was dressed in a shirt and trousers. The following day, i.e. March 5, Mansukh Hiran was found dead in Thane. He was the owner of the car found with explosive near Ambani's house on February 25. Watch the full video for more.
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Suspended police officer Sachin Vaze's brother commented on the high-profile case which has gripped the attention of the nation. Sudharm said that he has full faith in the National Investigation Agency - which is probing the case - and the judiciary. His comments came on the day that a special court extended Vaze's NIA custody by 4 days. The cop is accused in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case, and under suspicion in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, whose car - filled with explosives - was found parked near the Reliance Industries' chief's Mumbai residence. Watch the full video for more.
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Ambani bomb scare accused Sachin Vaze was seen with investigators. The suspended cop was taken to Mahim creek as part of probe. National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was seen escorting Vaze. Sachin Vaze was accused of placing bomb-laden car near Mukesh Ambani's house. NIA sources said Vaze orchestrated the threat to restore his reputation. Meanwhile, newly-appointed Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale spoke to media. Nagrale said that Mumbai Police is undergoing turmoil due to some bad instances that have occurred, “We will regain the glory and pride of Mumbai Police,” Nagrale added. Watch the full video for more.
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Parents of a 5-month-old baby have managed to raise Rs 16 crore for a life saving injection that their boy needed through crowdfunding. Parents of Dhairyarajsinh Rathod were told their son would not survive as he suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I. Only a Rs 16 cr injection could help.
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Mumbai City Corporation pressed into service tractor jetting machines modified to spray disinfectants in public floating areas in the city to control the spread of COVID-19. Mumbai reported 3,039 new COVID cases, 4,052 recoveries and 71 deaths on May 07. COVID caseload of the city stood at 6,71,394 with 49,499 active cases.
IPL's 'Mumbai Indians' team snapped at Kalinga Airport in Mumbai as they returned home after suspension of IPL due to surge in COVID-19 cases. Cricketer and son of Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar was also seen along with his teammates. BCCI decided to suspend the IPL tournament after several players tested positive for the virus. 'Mumbai Indians' had won 4 matches out of 7 played so far in the tournament.
In the latest development in Mansukh Hiren death case, a CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing Sachin Waze going to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 pm on March 05. Waze had taken a local train to Thane that day. He was brought to CSMT on April 05 for scene recreation. Officials from Pune's Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) were also present. Waze is an accused in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, the businessman who owned the explosive-laden car parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia on February 25. Body of Mansukh Hiren was found at Kalwa creek in Thane on March 05.
"We have complete faith in NIA and judiciary," said Sachin Waze's brother Sudharm on April 03. The Special Court today extended the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody of suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze till April 7 while also directing NIA to provide all medical aid to Waze. Waze is an accused in Mansukh Hiren death case. Waze was in NIA custody till March 25, for his alleged role and involvement in placing the explosives-laden vehicle outside the residence of Ambani. Later his custody was extended till April 3.
Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani has replaced China's Jack Ma as the richest Asian in the latest Forbes list of world's billionaires. Incidentally, India has the world's 3rd highest number of billionaires after US and China as per Forbes. However, is that good for India's economy?
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New revelations come to fore in the Ambani explosives case. The National Investigation Agency which has been probing the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case, has revealed that arrested Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze's personal driver drove the explosives-laden Scorpio and parked it outside 'Antilia' on February 25. The NIA investigations have also revealed that Sachin Vaze was driving the white coloured Innova that tailed Scorpio before the latter vehicle was parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house.
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Suspended cop Sachin Vaze was taken by a National Investigation Agency team to the Mithi river bridge in Mumbai in connection with the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case. He directed divers to various spots in the river, and the latter were able to recover a laptop, car licence plates, 2 CPUs, and 2 DVRs. Vaze has been accused of orchestrating the bomb scare outside Ambani's 'Antilia' residence, planning to eventually solve the case and restore his reputation. He is also under the scanner in the alleged murder case of Mansukh Hiran, who was in possession of the car which was parked outside Ambani's house with explosives. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid corruption allegations by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on April 05 submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. His..
In the latest development in the Mansukh Hiren death case, a self-proclaimed owner has turned up of one of the number plate which was recovered from the Mithi River by the NIA. Vijay Nade claimed that..