Mumbai locals: Special police squads deployed to nab miscreants
In light of rising incidents of molestation on Mumbai local trains, government railway police (GRP) has pressed special teams into service to nab miscreants on the spot.
Teams of five plainclothes officers, comprising mostly of women officers, are already deployed at platforms from Ambernath to CST and from Virar to Churchgate. They also patrol inside the trains.
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Man duped of Rs. 2 crore, fake bank accounts found
In a major breakthrough, cyber-crime police, investigating a Nigerian gang that duped a Bandra resident of Rs. 1.97crore, unearthed 108 fake accounts in several banks opened with fictitious PAN cards. The bank accounts have now been frozen.
They have also arrested the mastermind of fake PAN card racket from Mira Road.
These fraudsters tricked him by assuring him profits from an investment in Afghanistan.
Shiv Sena: Maharashtra govt must make Vande Mataram compulsory
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray seems to be in agreement with BMC's resolution of making singing of Vande Mataram compulsory in all civic schools.
"There should not be such a big issue over Vande Mataram. If there is, the government should just make a law to make it compulsory," he said.
Thackeray also criticized the BJP ministers who have opposed the resolution.
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3-year-old found with throat slit in neighbor's home
3-year-old Mohammed Arham Muneer, who went to his neighbor's house to play with children there, was found with his throat slit in Sewri on Saturday.
Only the neighbour's daughter-in-law and three grandchildren were home. The daughter-in-law found Arham unconscious after hearing a loud cry.
Arham was officially declared dead in hospital. His autopsy revealed it was an unnatural death.
Police investigation is underway.
CAG: Maharashtra public hospitals not disposing bio-medical waste safely
Comptroller and Auditor General report revealed that enforcement norms for safe disposal of bio-medical waste like used syringes, bandages etc., are not being followed by public hospitals in Maharashtra. This can potentially lead to infection.
In addition, 20 out of 22 establishments surveyed, between 2011-2016, operated without Maharashtra Pollution Control Board authorization.
"In three establishments, waste was stored near a patient's bed," the report read.
Medals to be stripped-off from cops for improper conduct
Following Centre's instructions, Maharashtra director general of police's (DGP) issued a letter instructing all state commissionerates and district police to strip the medals, awarded for meritorious service, of police officers who displayed improper conduct.
These instructions were issued after Centre noticed government's as well as police's failure in withdrawing medals from 'tainted' officials.
In one case, an officer kept his medal despite being convicted.