MUMBAI VIOLENCE

  • 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 TulIlm. It was the Madina TulIlm NGO that had organised the protest on August...
  • 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...
  • Biharis safe, say Mumbai Police on Raj's rant September 1, 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 newlyappointed 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: 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...
  • Raj Thackeray reiterates that RR Patil should resign August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday visited new Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh to greet him, four days after Arup Patnaik was transferred from the post after opposition clamour for his ouster for alleged inept handling of the August 11 violence. Raj also reiterated that home minister RR Patil should...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai violence was preplanned, says BJP August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Police as well as Maharashtra Home Department had "credible" information about possibility of violence at Azad Maidan during the August 11 protest organised by minority community groups, but they failed to take any step to prevent it, Opposition BJP claimed on Saturday. "A woman residing in suburban Bandra had intimated...
  • Azad Maidan riot accused allege beating in jail August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The accused arrested by the Mumbai police in connection with the Azad Maidan riot case have complained of being beaten up in the prison. As many as 23 accused filed a complaint in this regard with the court of the Metropolitan magistrate. Following the complaint, the court accepted their application...
  • RR Patil should resign, says Raj Thackeray August 24, 2012

    Pune: Welcoming the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik following the August 11 violence in south Mumbai, MNS president Raj Thackeray on again demanded resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil, who he said was "ignorant" about his department. "People are angry with the way police handled August 11...
  • Maharashtra govt shunts out Mumbai police chief August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Under fire from the opposition over the Azad Maidan violence, the Maharashtra government finally decided to shunt out Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik, replacing him with Satyapal Singh. While Arup Patnaik was ostensibly promoted to DG state security council, the government called it a routine administrative move. However, sources said...
  • Mumbai: 5 more arrested for Azad Maidan violence August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Five more alleged rioters have been arrested in connection with the Azad Maidan violence in Mumbai, taking the total number of arrests in the case so far to 48, police said on Wednesday. The five were apprehended from the city after they were clearly seen in the CCTV footages indulging...
  • Azad Maidan fallout? Mumbai Police chief transferred August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has been transferred, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said on Thursday. Sources say that Patnaik was shifted for mishandling the Azad Maidan violence. The Maharashtra Home Ministry had recommended Patnaik's transfer early this week. Patnaik has been promoted as the Director General (DG) Maharashtra State...
  • Constable who gave MNS chief rose asked to rest August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Every rose has its thorn. Police constable Pramod Tawde learnt this the hard way on Wednesday. The cop who climbed the podium and gifted Raj Thackeray a yellow rose on Tuesday in front of an applauding crowd, after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief spoke about how policemen,...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested August 23, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In the ongoing crackdown against hate content on social media websites in the wake of the northeast exodus, a former journalist in Jamshedpur was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting inflammatory messages online. The police seized his computer and hard disk. A probe is on. Meanwhile, 19 more suspects have been...
  • Mumbai violence: Is police chief the fall guy? August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Uncertainty has gripped Mumbai Police after Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil's recommendation to shunt out Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik in the wake of the Azad Maidan riot which claimed two lives. Ironically, just days ago, the city police was backed by the Ministry for its restrained response, leading to...
  • Azad Maidan violence: 19 more rioters arrested August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: As many as 19 more alleged rioters have been arrested in connection with the Azad Maidan violence in Mumbai, taking the total number of arrests in the case so far to 43, police said on Wednesday. The 19 people have been arrested since Tuesday evening from various parts of the...
  • Azmi challenges Raj Thackeray to find Bangladeshis August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi on Wednesday offered Rs 2 crore to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray if he substantiates his allegation about Bangladeshi voters in the Assembly constituency from where he won the poll. "Raj Thackeray says there are lakhs of Bangladeshis in my constituency. I...
  • FIR against MNS for ChowpattyAzad Maidan march August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is in trouble for taking out a protest march from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan without police permission. An FIR has been registered at DB Marg police station against MNS General Secretary Shirish Sawant and others for going ahead with the march from...
  • Arup Patnaik did a marvelous job: ExMumbai Commissioner August 22, 2012

    Former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Julio Ribeiro defended Arup Patnaik and said that he did an exemplary job. ...
  • Azad Maidan: Raj Thackeray pumps up vote volume August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The same Azad Maidan that bore a deserted look during an agitation by Team Anna a month ago was on Tuesday packed to capacity. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was on stage, spreading his political net wider. Despite restrictions imposed, cops say 63,000 had gathered 43,000...
  • Constable greets MNS chief, criticises seniors August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A Mumbai police constable has come under fire for defying protocal and greeting MNS chief Raj Thackerary during Tuesday's rally. Constable Pramod Tawde shocked everyone by not only greeting the MNS chief with flowers but also addressing the media and openly criticising senior police officials including Commissioner Arup Patnaik...
  • Maha Home Ministry wants Arup Patnaik transferred August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: In an aftermath of the Azad Maidan violence, the Maharashtra Home Ministry had sent a proposal to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan recommending the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. Patnaik drew a lot of flak for allegedly mishandling the situation on August 11 in which two people were...
  • Bangladeshis behind Mumbai violence: MNS chief August 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Holding Bangladeshi infiltrators responsible for the Aug 11 violence in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday warned that such incidents would not be tolerated. He also sought the resignation of Home Minister RR Patil and Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik for failure to foresee and curb the...
  • Is Raj Thackeray now a dominant force in Maharashtra? August 21, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, IBN Lokmat editor Nikhil Wagle said Raj Thackeray is trying to replace BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra politics. ...