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Chhota Rajan also gets sharpshooters from UP

Following in the footsteps of his arch rivals, Chhota Shakeel and Abu Salem, who imported sharpshooters from Uttar Pradesh, Chhota Rajan has now begun to do the same.

Court acquits Qayyum ShaikhCourt acquits Qayyum Shaikh

In yet another jolt to the Mumbai police, a prime suspect in the murder case of music baron Gulshan Kumar — Abdul Qayyum Shaikh — was acquitted by the Sewri fast track court on Wednesday.

Sadhvi, 10 others face MCOCA charges again

The Bombay high court on Monday once again slapped the stringent Maharashtra Control Organised Crime Act on the members of the radical Hindu outfit that includes Pragya Singh Thakur, aka, Sadhvi Purnachetnanand, and the other 10 accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case. The trial of the case will now resume before a special MCOCA court in Mumbai.

Viveka boyfriend files for anticipatory bail

Stockbroker Gautam Vora, whose name cropped up as the “boyfriend” whose “fear of commitment” killed model Viveka Babajee, applied for anticipatory bail in the sessions court.

Mumbai cops in dark over gangster visit

The Mumbai police’s famed intelligence network and its vast array of underworld informants were totally in the dark over the visit of a fugitive gangster to the city to lay the groundwork for a couple of sensational gangland hits.

‘150 Barc staffers perished in last 15 years’

In the past 15 years, over 150 employees of the country’s premier nuclear research centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre have died of cancer.
The information sought under Right to Information Act shows that 150 employees from Barc have died of the killer disease from 1995 till May 2010.

ATS red-faced as Samad gets bail

The state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad was left red-faced, after the man touted by Union home minister P. Chidambaram as the key suspect in the Pune German bakery blast, was granted bail by the sessions court on Tuesday.

New Kasab lawyers pay him first visit

Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah, the two newly-appointed criminal lawyers of lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Aamir Kasab, met him for the first time at the Arthur Road Jail on Saturday morning.

Anatomy of a Mumbai gangland hit

“Don’t kill my daughter” were the last words of Farid Tanasha, the Chhota Rajan henchman who was shot dead in his house by two unidentified persons.
Farid, his second wife Reshma and five-year-old daughter were watching television when the two assailants entered their bedroom.

Probe points to Bharat Nepali role

Two days after the murder of Chhota Rajan aide, Farid Tanasha, the investigations are suggesting that it was the handiwork of Bharat Nepali. Nepali had already claimed responsibility for the attack, though at the time, the police attributed the admission to the fact that gangland operatives are quick to come forward to claim credit for a big hit even if it is not their handiwork.

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