Saturday, June 2, 2018

Boy drowns in Shivaji Talao

At around 7 pm on 28th May, two boys aged around 16 years each went for a swim at Shivaji Talao. They have been regular swimmers at the place.
Sadly, one of the swimmers , Vijay Suresh Bagadi , a resident of Valmiki Nagar, Tank Road, drowned. His friend Vikas Rajesh Dinga survived.  According to Vikas , Vijay got a shock and drowned.
Inspite of the search conducted Vijay's body could not be found. Only on 29th May by around 10 pm could his body be found. BMC has banned swimming in Shivaji Talao. A watchman too is deputed to take care of the pond. However, due to multiple entry points, one security guard cannot do justice.
There have been longstanding demand to start boating and other activities here. If the pond is a place of activities such things will not happen. Every year, a lot of drowning cases happen here.

Asian Palm Civet rescued from Aarey Colony by PAWS-Mumbai ACF Rescue Team

Plant & Animals Welfare Society - Mumbai and Amma Care Foundation (PAWS-Mumbai ACF) Helpline received a call at around 7 : 00 AM from Prakash Kotian stating that a  cat having face like mongoose had escaped from an accident and went inside bushes at Aarey Colony, Goregaon. Following this PAWS-Mumbai ACF Rescue Team reached the spot by 7 : 15 AM and had searched the bushes and  spotted the cat. It was Asian Palm Civet which was dehydrated and very shocked condition as it is escaped from accident,  said Honorary Wildlife Warden of Mumbai City Sunish Subramanian who had lead the rescue team.
Tanmay Kolte, a rescue team member said as soon as he went near it, the cat charged at them, so they caught it  using hand gloves. 
When we rescued the cat, it was very afraid, dehydrated and bleeding from tail portion as it got a wound. We took it to Veterinary Doctor for treatment and will be keeping it for observation till it recovers and as it is in shock, so we decided not to transport it on that day, said other rescue team member and Honorary Animal Welfare Officer Nisha Kunju.
Dr. Rahul Meshram Veterinary Doctor associated with NGO said the Asian Palm Civet cat (Juvenile) was brought to me in dehydrated condition, pus discharge from eyes and having wound at the tip of the tail, I have given necessary treatment and later feed & water was consumed by the cat. 

ON OFF electricals and adjoining shops on LBS demolished.

BMC demolished ON OFF electricals and a number of other adjoining shops on LBS, Mulund, near Friends high school & Jr. Collage                   

Complaint lodged against Dr. Kirit Somaiya, M.P.

Mr. Sachin  Maruti Gharat [30] R/o, Indira Nagar, Mulund has lodged a complaint against Dr. Kirit Somaiya , M.P. for tearing currency notes.
When Dr. Kirit Somaiya was on his morning walk at Sambhaji Garden, Mulund East, he found hawkers occupying the road. The M.P. then asked the hawkers not to do their business there. Sachin had complained that Dr. Kirit Somaiya snatched the money that a customer had paid him and tore the currency notes [ one Rs.10/- note and one Rs. 20/- note ] and threw the same on the road. The vendor was then sent to the police station where he was charged a fine of Rs.1250/- The vendor too lodged a complaint against the M.P. 
However, Dr. Kirit Somaiya refuted the allegation and said that he had not torn any currency.

India shines at Karate competition held in Bhutan

In a recent karate competition held in Bhutan, 200 students from Bhutan and 150 students from India participated. The competition was held on 19th and 20th May at Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. The competition was dedicated to the Indo-Bhutan friendship on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Those who won the medals include Srijit Basu, Aditya Rawat, Adharv Sawant and Manasi Bane. Miss Muktai Jadhav put up a good show by winning gold in Karate(Katha) and silver in Karate(Kumte).The event was organised by Rai, Rinjin, Bimalkumar and Dhanrai from Bhutan and Raj Kapoor, Vishal Jadhav, Nitin Kadam, Lakshman Singh and Prashant Mohite from India           

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

22 people cheated to the tune of lakhs by a gang of seven

At a press conference conducted on 30th May 2018, DCP Akhilesh Kumar Singh gave the details and modus operandi of a gang cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees.
The episode came to light with Dr. Rajsekhar Harish chandra Ujre (70), a resident of Mulund, lodging a complaint with the Mulund Police Station.

Dr. Ujre has an insurance policy with Bharti AXA.  He received a call from a person claiming to be from the insurance company. He gave the exact policy details to Dr. Ujre so that he was very much convinced of the genuinity of the call.
The caller said that a Bonus of Rs,9,46,000/- has been sanctioned on the Bharati AXA secure income plan policy held by Dr. Ujre. To avail of this , Dr. Ujre should pay a processing fee and income tax amount to the caller.  Based on this the caller was paid certain amount. The second person called up and said that the bonus is enhanced and a further amount should be paid by Dr. Ujre. In this way , a total of Rs.4,00,000/- was paid by Dr. Ujre.

This was happening over a period from September 2017, till the date of complaint.
However, Dr. Ujre found that no bonus was added to his policy. It is then that he lodged a complaint with the police.
The police arrested 7 people Rakesh Shinde (31), Ramesh Ugale (30), Murlidhar Deshmukh (37), Kumar Malusare (27), Aakash Chikle (26), Rakesh Makdum (33) and Sanjay Mankar (27). 
The police have recovered Rs.1,69,000/- in cash , 10 mobile phones , 22 sim cards , 14 debit cards , gold chain , gold rings etc. The police also found that huge transactions have taken place through bank accounts of the accused.
All the seven arrested are working in the same office of the insurance company. It has come to the knowledge of the police that 22 people have been cheated by the accused. Police have requested public to bring to their notice if any such incident has taken place with them.
The accused will be in the custody of the police till 1st June.
The investigations were carried out under the guidance of Addl. C P Shri Lakhmi Gautam, DCP Zone VII Shri Akhileshkumar Singh, ACP (Mulund)  Shri Valzade and Sr. P I Shri Shripad Kale.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Common toilet of chawl collapses in Bhandup : two dead

At around 6.30 am on Saturday, the 28th April the common toilet of SaiSadan Chawl near ShivajiTalao, Bhandup west collapsed killing two people. They got trapped under the debris of the toilet. The deceased have been identified as Babulal Devji, 46 and Lauben Dirubhai Jethava, 47.

Floor of the toilet collapsed in to the septic tank leading to fall of the structure. 
Locals started picking up the debris. In the meantime the Fire brigade and Sewage Department of the B M C arrived.

The NDRF too was called in.
Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with their dog squad, fire brigade and sewage department carried out the rescue operations.