Azad Maidan

  • FIR against Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for hate speech against Muslims April 23, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR has been filed against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for his hate speech against Muslims at a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday. Addressing party workers in Kalyan, Mumbai, Kadam said the attack on women police personnel and the damage to public property during the Azad Maidan riots in...
  • Shiv Sena's Ramdas Kadam targets Muslims at a rally as Modi looks on April 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The targeting of specific communities is on the rise with a few right wing leaders pouring vitriol in their election speeches. Confident of a BJP-led NDA victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said on Monday that "Muslims" who vandalised police vehicles, damaged public property...
  • Azad Maidan riots: Bombay HC asks if amount fixed for damage caused to persons March 20, 2014

    Observing that Maharashtra government cannot neglect the damage caused to persons during the August 2012 Azad Maidan riots, the Bombay High Court on Thursday sought to know if an amount has been fixed towards damage caused to public property as well as persons. A division bench of Justices N H Patil...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Maharashtra: Muslims start 300 km march for job quota May 20, 2013

    Nashik: People in Nasik trooped out on Sunday on the streets to welcome and offer chilled soft drinks to over 1,000 Muslims who embarked on a 300-km Gandhian march to Mumbai demanding reservations in job, an official said. The protestors started from the sensitive power-loom town of Malegaon after the...
  • Maharashtra traders to continue indefinite bandh against LBT May 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) representing 750 trade associations in the state on Thursday said, it would continue with its call for indefinite trade bandh till the LBT (Local Body Tax) is removed, even as the agitation entered 18th day. The decision on indefinite strike was taken at...
  • Mumbai Police order probe into 'hate' poem January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police have ordered an enquiry into a controversial poem published in the force's in-house magazine about the Azad Maidan protesters. Deputy Commissioner of Police SS Gholap has been instructed to conduct an enquiry into the poem and how it got published in the magazine 'Samwaad', Police Commissioner Satyapal...
  • Mumbai police orders probe into 'offensive' poem January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Commissioner Satyapal Singh has ordered a probe into a controversial poem published in the city police's in-house magazine Samwaad. The Commissioner has asked DCP SS Gholap to submit a report in a fortnight's time. This comes after an advocate submitted a written complaint to the Azad Maidan Police...
  • Mumbai Police in a spot over poem on Azad Maidan January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police were put in a spot over a poem published in its in-house journal terming Azad Maidan protesters as "snakes" and "traitors" whose hands should have been "chopped off", following which it has assured to issue an unconditional apology. A complaint in this regard has been filed by Ameen...
  • No increment to constable who offered rose to Raj Thackeray December 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Four months after a police constable offered a rose to MNS chief Raj Thackeray at the latter's public rally, Mumbai Police has decided to stop his increment for the next three years, officials said. Constable Pramod Tawade, who was apparently moved by Thackeray's speech expressing solidarity with the police personnel...
  • Maharashtra: Kasab hanging, Jundal deportation hog limelight December 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The hanging of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab, deportation of his handler Abu Jundal from Saudi Arabia, explosions in Pune, arrest of two girls over their Facebook post and August 11 violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan grabbed the headlines in Maharashtra in 2012. In a secret operation, LeT terrorist Kasab...
  • Azad Maidan riot: Two accused get bail December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: A sessions court on Monday granted bail to two accused in custody for the August 11 Azad Maidan violence, including Shahbad Abdul Kadir Shaikh who allegedly damaged the Amar Jawan memorial. The other accused granted relief on Monday was identified as Niyaz. Police had on November 9 filed a 3384-page...
  • Mumbai: Man behind Azad Maidan violence arrested December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Monday arrested the man they claim was the organiser of the violent protests at Azad Maidan in August in the Maharashtra capital. The police arrested Ahmed Raza of an NGO called Madina Tul-Ilm. It was the Madina Tul-Ilm NGO that had organised the protest on August...
  • Azad Maidan riots: Chargesheet filed against 57 accused November 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch on Friday filed a 3500-page chargesheet in the August 11 Azad Maidan riots case. Fifty seven accused have been charged with damage to public property and molestation. Two people had died and at least 52 were injured, including over 40 policemen, when the rally organised to...
  • Azad Maidan violence: Police likely to file chargesheet November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Charges are likely to be filed in the Azad Maidan violence case on Thursday and sources said that the Mumbai Crime Branch is ready to file a chargesheet but some confusion prevails regarding the custody of the two community leaders whose speeches had allegedly instigated the mob present at...
  • Mumbai: Another Azad Maidan riots accused gets bail October 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to one more accused in the Azad Maidan riots case observing that attending a rally is not an offence. Akbar Raunak Khan is the fourth accused to be released on bail by the High Court after it granted similar relief to...
  • Azad Maidan violence: Bombay HC grants bail to 3 October 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three accused in the Azad Maidan violence case. Nazar Siddique, Obair Ansari and Ameen Chaudhari were given bail the court. The court ordered their bail on a surety of Rs 30000 saying that section 302 and 307 of the IPC...
  • 'Hand me Army, I will straighten out nation' September 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Saturday claimed that if he was given charge of the Indian Army, he would solve all problems and set things right in the country within a month. In the second of his four-part interview published in party mouthpiece 'Dopaharka Saamna' on Saturday, Thackeray also...
  • Shiv Sena condones Bihar man's arrest, backs Raj September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Monday came out in support of his nephew Raj Thackeray, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief, who had attacked Bihar and its residents threatening to brand them as "infiltrators" if the state went ahead with its decision to take legal action against Mumbai...
  • Biharis safe, say Mumbai Police on Raj's rant September 2, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray once again spewed venom against Biharis, calling them "infiltrators" and threatening to drive them out of the state, the newly-appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh on Saturday said that Biharis living in Mumbai are safe. His statement came after Bihar Chief...
  • Biharis in Maharashtra safe: Mumbai Police chief September 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The arrest of those involved in vandalising the Amar Jawan Jyoti in Mumbai during the Azad Maidan protest earlier last month has put the city police in a spot. The Chief Secretary of Bihar has written a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh asking how a Bihar...
  • Mumbai: Second Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal arrested August 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The Second accused who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial in Mumbai has been arrested on Thursday. He has been arrested from Mahim in Mumbai. Two other accused have also been arrested. The total tally of arrests have now gone to 55. Earlier three people who had been arrested...
  • Mumbai's most wanted: 1 down, 1 to go August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the vandals who levelled a blow on the city’s pride on August 11 has finally been apprehended. Another is still on the run. Unit X of Mumbai Crime Branch has managed to arrest the 19-year-old who allegedly desecrated the Amar Jawan memorial during the August 11 riots...
  • Mumbai: One arrested for attack on Amar Jawan Jyoti August 28, 2012

    Mumbai police arrested one of the two accused of desecrating the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial during the Azad Maidan riot on August 11. ...
  • Mumbai violence: Amar Jawan Jyoti vandal held August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested one of the two rioters who desecrated the Amar Jawan Jyoti during the Azad Maidan violence on August 11. The two rioters were caught on camera desecrating the flame during the violence. The protestors had gathered at the Maidan to protest against the Assam...
  • Mumbai violence: Court hearing on police plea today August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court will on Tuesday hear a plea to extend the police custody of 24 people who were arrested in connection with the Azad Maidan violence case. A total of 43 people have been arrested on charges of murder and rioting during the violence that broke out. The protests had...
  • Azad Maidan riot: 3 held found innocent, released August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Three people arrested in the Azad Maidan riot case will be discharged on Monday after they were found innocent. A total of 51 people have been arrested in the case so far. Meanwhile, 23 others arrested are set to undergo a medical examination on Monday after they claimed last...
  • Did retired cop 'invite' rioters to Azad Maidan? August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: A retired police officer has come under the scanner following the statement received from an August 11 rioter, who was arrested on August 24. The alleged rioter - Sayyed Mohammed Tabrej - who was arrested from Antop Hill, has claimed that on the eve of the riot, the officer...
  • Mumbai violence accused to undergo medical test August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Twenty three people, who were arrested in connection with the violence at Azad Maidan in Mumbai earlier this month, are set to undergo a medical examination on Monday. The group had moved a local court last week seeking to undergo the check up to validate their claims of being beaten...
  • Azad Maidan violence: Masterminds still on the run August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: It has been over two weeks since violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan claimed two lives and left over 50 injured, including several policemen. Even with the city's police commissioner being transferred recently, the police has still not been able to nab those responsible for planning the violence. The violence...