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Anil Deshmukh graft case: ED to grill Sachin Vaze on Saturday

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will interrogate sacked police official Sachin Vaze at the Taloja Jail in connection with the alleged corruption case lodged against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh, officials said here on Friday.

A Special Court has granted permission to the ED to visit Vaze and record his statement in the jail.

It maybe recalled that on May 19, Vaze had claimed to the ED that he had collected Rs 4.70 crore from bars in Mumbai between December 2020-February 2021 allegedly on Deshmukh’s orders.

Vaze said that he later handed over the amount to the ex-minister’s PA Kundan Shinde, who is now arrested in the same case, along with another PA Sanjeev Palande.

On its part, the ED said that Shinde has denied knowing Vaze and was not cooperating with the investigations, though both he and Palande were directly linked in the crime.

Deshmukh, who was forced to quit because of the allegations against him, has skipped three ED summons recently for questioning and has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection against any coercive action.

Vaze was arrested in connection with the sensational case of planting a SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and the subsequent death of the vehicle owner Mansukh Hiran.

Later, Vaze penned a note alleging Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2-crore to reinstate him in service and also set a target to collect Rs 100-crore per month from hoteliers and bars in Mumbai.

He also targeted Shiv Sena’s Transport Minister Anil Parab alleging that the latter had asked to collect money from contractors for him.

Both Deshmukh and Parab have stoutly denied the allegations and termed it as a strategy of the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to defame and malign the image of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

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Portion of under-construction flyover crashes in Mumbai, 14 injured

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At least 14 persons were injured when a portion of an under-construction flyover at Bandra Kurla Complex here crashed early on Friday, the BMC Disaster Control said.

The incident occurred around 4.40 a.m. when a girder of the SELR flyover being built by the MMRDAA in Bandra East came crashing down in the early hours.

All the 14 injured men were rushed to the BMC’s V.N. Desai Hospital for treatment and their condition is now stable.

They are identified as: Anil Singh, 28; Arvind Singh, 29; Azhar Ali, 26; Mustafa Ali, 28; Riyazuddin Ali, 23; Motallab Ali, 28; Riyaz Ali, 21; Atish Ali, 22; Akbar Ali, 25; Shravan, 49; Rais Ali, 22; Aziz-Ul-Huq, 29; Parvez, 22 and Shrimand, 25.

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Anti-terror squads of 12 states meet at Delhi Police HQ

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 A meeting of the anti-terror unit chiefs of 11 states and the Delhi Police officials is currently underway in the national capital, officials said here on Friday.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the Delhi Police Special Cell’s recent crackdown on a Pakistan’s ISI sponsored terror module that was planning to carry out violent attacks in India.

Sources told IANS that the meeting is expected to focus on the joint raids and better coordination on the ground to avert any terror activity.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana was also in the meeting, sources said.

On Tuesday, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police had busted a Pakistan-backed terror module and arrested six persons, including two — Zeeshan and Javed — who were trained in Pakistan.

The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had trained the two terrorists to blow bridges and railway tracks in order to cause mass casualties in India.

The interrogation of the terror suspects has revealed that the duo was also asked to acquire the details of the timings and route of the trains with more passengers so that the blast resulted in a high number of casualties.

Sources informed that 1.5 kg of RDX was found from their possession when they were caught by the Special Cell earlier this week.

“This much amount of RDX is enough to cause large-scale destruction,” the source added.

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Maharashtra ATS and Delhi Police jointly interrogate arrested terrorists

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 A team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Special Cell of the Delhi Police is jointly interrogating the six terror suspects who were planning to carry out attacks in the forthcoming festival season, an official said here on Thursday.

According to sources, the Maharashtra ATS team, after reaching the national capital held talks with the sleuths of the Special cell of Delhi Police.

The cops are currently examining Osama, who was trained in Pakistan, and Jaan Mohammed who is suspected to be an operative of the D company. He was arrested in Kota when he was on his way to Delhi.

Maharashtra ATS chief Vineet Agarwal, on Wednesday, said that the terror suspect Jaan Mohammed belongs to Dharavi, Mumbai.

The cops are also looking for Osama’s father Humaid-ur-Rehman, who is being suspected as the mastermind of the terror module.

It is alleged that Humaid had sent Osama and Zeeshan Qamar, a resident of UP’s Allahabad, to Muscat in Oman to join training in Pakistan.

Once they reached Muscat, Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) took them to Gwadar port through sea routes to get them trained in making explosives and bombs.

Osama and Zeeshan Qamar were imparted the training of making bombs and IEDs and committing arson with the help of daily use items at a farmhouse in Thatta in Sindh province.

There were three Pakistani nationals in the farmhouse. Two of these, Jabbar and Hamza imparted training to them. Both of them were from Pakistan Army as they wore military uniforms, according to the information obtained.

The training lasted for almost 15 days and thereafter, they were taken back to Muscat via the same route.

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