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Sachin Vaze was Param Bir Singh’s blue-eyed boy: Report

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Controversial suspended police officer Sachin Vaze was apparently a privileged and blue-eyed boy of then Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh, as per a report submitted by present Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagrale to the Maharashtra Home Department on the circumstances leading to his reinstatement.

It details Assistant Police Inspector (API) Vaze’s nine-month long tenure in the elite Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch and categorically says he was reinstated by Singh in June 2020, after a decision of the Police Establishment Board, despite opposition from top police officers then.

Two Police Inspectors – Sudhakar Deshmukh and Vinay Ghorpade – were transferred to Units 01 and 10, ostensibly to make way for Vaze, who was of a lower API rank, but was posted as in charge of the CIU.

“As per the information given on telephone, the then Jt CP (Crime) had strongly opposed for posting of Sachin Vaze. But at the insistence of the then CoP (Singh), the then Jt CP (Crime) unwillingly issued the office order for posting of Vaze at CIU,” says the damning report.

Earlier, after his suspension period ended on June 5, 2020, Vaze was reinstated and posted in a non-executive post in the armed police force on June 8, 2020, but barely a couple of days later, he landed the plum appointment at the CIU.

In March, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Vaze for his alleged role in the planting of a SUV with 20 gelatin sticks and a threat note near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s on February 25, followed by the mystery death of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran on March 5.

After these cases erupted, Singh was shunted out and posted as the Commandant General, Home Guards, following which he shot off a “letter-bomb” targeting then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who quit after the Bombay High Court ordered a preliminary probe by the CBI into Singh’s allegations.

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Firing at Delhi Court, undertrial among 3 dead

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 Three people were killed, including an undertrial gangster in a firing incident inside the Rohini Court here on Friday in a major security breach.

According to sources, the incident took place at the Rohini NDPS Court No. 207. Delhi Police Special Cell-nabbed gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was being presented in the court. Gogi was shot dead by his rivals. Sources confirmed that the attackers were from Tilu Tajpuria gang.

Gogi was arrested by the special cell in April. He was involved in the killing of Haryana-based singer 22-year-old Harshita Dahiya, who was gunned down by assailants in 2017 in Panipat. Gogi carried a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh in Delhi and Rs 2.5 lakh in Haryana.

Confirming the incident, a Delhi Police spokesperson said a police team took swift action and launched counter firing. Two of the assailants were in lawyers attire and attacked the undertrial Jitender Gogi. “Both assailants died along with Gogi,” the spokesperson said.

“They killed Gogi and the cops shot them dead,” sources said adding that the Judge was present in the court at the time of the incident. A woman lawyer was also injured during the firing.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also confirmed that the attackers have been neutralized.

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Minor Girl Gangraped in Dombivli, 21 Accused Arrested

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In a shocking incident, a case has been registered against 29 people for allegedly raping a 14 years old girl in dombivali. Additional commissioner of police informed that 21 people have been arrested while other two detained accused are minors. Police are on the look out for remaining six.

The main accused is said to be a friend of the victim who had first raped the girl in January and made a video of the same. Later, The same video using other accused blackmail the girl and raped her on several occasions at different places including Dombivali, Rabale, Badlapur and Murbad.

On Wednesday night victim approached the police after which gang rape case was registered under Indian Penal Code Section 376(rape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The officer said the police team was looking for the culprit and did not give any further details of the case.

In a shocking incident, a case has been registered against 29 people for allegedly raping a 14 years old girl in dombivali. Additional commissioner of police informed that 21 people have been arrested while the other two detained accused are minors. Police are on the lookout for the remaining six.

The main accused is said to be a friend of the victim who had first raped the girl in January and made a video of the same. Later, The same video using other accused blackmail the girl and raped her on several occasions at different places including Dombivali, Rabale, Badlapur and Murbad.

On Wednesday night victim approached the police after which gang rape case was registered under Indian Penal Code Section 376(rape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The officer said the police team was looking for the culprit and did not give any further details of the case.

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Uttar Pradesh ATS arrests Islamic scholar in conversion racket

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 The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui from Meerut on charges of religious conversation.

His name emerged during the investigation into the Umar Gautam case.

Umar Gautam was jailed in June after the Uttar Pradesh Police rounded him up for allegedly running a conversion racket.

The 64-year-old Islamic scholar was on the radar of security agencies due to suspicious activities. He was picked up as soon as he arrived in Meerut late Tuesday night. He is currently being interrogated by the police.

According to the ATS spokesman, Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui is a resident of Phulat in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar, said “Investigation shows that Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui’s trust received Rs 3 crore in foreign funding including Rs 1.5 crore from Bahrain. Six teams of ATS have been formed to investigate this case.”

Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam were arrested in June from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area for trying to convert deaf students and poor people to Islam, with alleged funding from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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