Bombay HC rejects BJP MLA Nitesh Rane’s anticipatory bail plea
In a massive setback, the Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nitesh Rane, son of Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane – in an attempt to murder case.
Kept in reserve last week as Nitesh Rane was granted continued interim protection from arrest, the much-anticipated order was pronounced by Justice C.V. Bhadang.
However, on the court’s request, the prosecution assured it will continue its earlier commitment and refrain from any coercive steps against Nitesh Rane till Jan 27.
Among other things, Nitesh Rane, 39, has been accused as the key conspirator behind an attempt to murder case against a ruling Shiv Sena leader Santosh Parab – which allegedly took place on Dec 18 (2021) – in Kankavli town of Sindhudurg district, considered the political bastion of the Rane family.
On Dec 30, the Principal Judge of Sindhudurg District & Sessions Court Shirishkumar V. Hande had rejected the legislator’s anticipatory bail plea which was challenged by Rane on Jan 4 in the Bombay High Court.
The Kankavli Police lodged an FIR against Rane Jr following a complaint by Parab, but the BJP legislator claimed that he was being targeted for allegedly mocking Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray and to prevent his participation in the Sindhudurg District Cooperative Bank elections held on Dec 30.
Nitesh Rane’s lawyer, Nitin Pradhan contended before the court that his client had been cooperating with the investigators and had been questioned for four hours last month.
The Special Prosecutor Sudeep Pasbola said that they needed Nitesh Rane’s custodial interrogation to corroborate the circumstantial evidence collected in the case, various transactions like who had paid and how much for the attempted contract killing, plus the forensic reports of the confiscated phones of the accused.
Meanwhile, BJP Leader of Opposition (Council) Pravin Darekar slammed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government for allegedly misusing the official machinery and pursuing vendetta against Rane Jr, but said they respect the court verdict.
The Shiv Sena has demanded that now with the Sindhudurg District & Sessions Court and Bombay High Court have rejected the anticipatory bail plea, Nitesh Rane – who was ‘incommunicado’ for several weeks – should gracefully go and surrender before the police.
Navi Mumbai: CIDCO Gets New MD, Joint Managing Director
Anil Diggikar was appointed as the new vice Chairman and Managing Director of the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) on June 5, 2023. He accepted the post’s responsibilities from Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, previous Vice Chairman and Managing Director of CIDCO at CIDCO’s Nirmal office in Mumbai. Sanjay Mukherjee has been appointed as the new MMRDA chief.
On this occasion Shantanu Goel, who was appointed as Joint Managing Director of CIDCO, also accepted his post’s responsibilities.
Anil Diggikar is a 1990 batch IAS officer
Anil Diggikar is a 1990 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Maharashtra cadre. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering and has done professional education in Effective Methods and Operations Research for Public Policy and Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He has completed advanced courses in World Trade Organisation from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, Ethics in Public Administration from Center for Governance, Pachagani, Leadership Development Program from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore.
Started career in 1990 as assistant collector in Ratnagiri
Diggikar started his career in 1990 as Assistant Collector in Ratnagiri. During the years 1992-1994, while working as Assistant Collector in Latur, he did valuable work for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims. He has held various important posts like Commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, Director General of Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (Mahaurja) in Pune, Additional Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Chairman of JNPT, Managing Director of MSRDC, Principal Secretary and Special Task Officer in Chief Minister’s Office.
Before accepting the charge of Managing Director of CIDCO, Diggikar was working as the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MHADA. He is known as a creative administrative officer due to various citizen-oriented characteristic work.
Shantanu Goel is a 2012 batch IAS officer
Shantanu Goel is a 2012 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Maharashtra cadre and was working as MGNREGA Commissioner in Nagpur before being appointed as Joint Managing Director of CIDCO.
Maha CM Eknath Shinde to launch cluster development scheme in Thane today
The launch of the much-talked cluster development scheme will be held on Monday, June 5 in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said that this would be one of the biggest projects in the continent, and it is an ambitious project of CM Eknath Shinde.
The implementation of this plan, which has been on paper for many years, will finally fulfill the dream of the people in Thane who are staying in dilapidated and unauthorised buildings for a long time.The CM and the deputy CM on Monday will inaugurate the Kisan Nagar cluster, which is the home turf of CM Shinde. CIDCO will execute the project said an official from TMC.
Cluster development scheme will change lives
A cluster redevelopment office has also been constructed at Kashish Park near Teen Hath Naka to manage the operations of the cluster development scheme.
The officials from TMC said, “The integrated redevelopment project will be done on the lines of townships. The occupants will get a 323 Sq ft ownership house. Earlier CM said that the government is committed to rapid development of industrial corridors across the state even as the central committee on the National Industrial Corridor praised the infrastructure development work being carried out in Maharashtra at a review meeting last week.”
Redevelopment of dilapidated buildings
TMC officials said, “A cluster scheme will be implemented for the redevelopment of dilapidated dangerous unauthorised and official buildings in Thane city with well-planned and complete civic infrastructure. A total of 45 urban regeneration schemes have been prepared with a total area of 1500 hectares. A regulation was prepared from the concept of CM Shinde for the collective redevelopment of unauthorized and official dangerous buildings. The redeveloped township plan includes well-equipped health, educational, sports, recreational, parking, mandi and civic facilities.”
Mumbai Weather: IMD predicts light rainfall over next 48 hours, AQI good at 39
Mumbai: The city and its suburbs are likely to remain partly cloudy today. However, the city may experience light rain/drizzle over the next two days.
Mumbai’s temperature on Monday morning is 31.4°C, while the humidity is 71%.
As per IMD’s district-wise forecast, partly cloudy skies with light to moderate rain are likely in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar on June 5.
The IMD said that the city would witness partly cloudy skies on Monday. However, rain or thundershowers could occur towards the evening or night on June 5, and 6.
The weather agency said maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 34°C & 28°C.
As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the AQI in Mumbai is currently in the ‘good’ category, with a reading of 39.
For context, an AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 to 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 to 200 is ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 to 500 ‘severe’.
AQI of different areas in Mumbai
Colaba · 29 AQI Good
Mazgaon · 77 AQI Satisfactory
Malad · 33 AQI Good
Borivali· 50 AQI Good
Navi Mumbai · 92 AQI Satisfactory
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