Underworld

  • Preity-Ness case: Threat calls made by Ravi Pujari, says Mumbai Police June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case has taken a new turn. The Preliminary inquiry in the complaint filed by Ness Wadia's father Nusli Wadia regarding threat calls from an underworld don reveal that the calls were made by Ravi Pujari. Underworld don Pujari is known for making extortion calls to...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the Preity-Ness case: sources June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group has...
  • Ness Wadia's father alleges threat calls by an underworld don, case filed June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Industrialist Nusli Wadia, father of Ness Wadia has alleged that he received threat calls from an underworld don. In regard to this, the Wadia Group has filed a complaint at the NM Joshi Marg police station in Mumbai. The complaint says Wadia received the said threat call on Monday...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 64. Dhasal, who was battling with colorectal cancer, died at the Bombay Hospital. His last rites would be performed on Thursday. Dhasal was one of the founders of the militant Dalit Panther...
  • Satya 2: Will it show the Mumbai underworld in a new light? November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after the heroism of superhero Krrish on the big screen, gear up to experience the chills and thrills of underworld drama with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', which hits screens this Friday. The film was originally scheduled to release on October 25, but it was delayed due...
  • Sonu Niigaam alleges he's getting threat calls from Chhota Shakeel October 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Singer-turned-actor Sonu Niigaam has approached the police alleging he has got threat calls from underworld don Chhota Shakeel. He has told police that Shakeel, a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, made several threat calls asking him to change the event management company that will handle his 2014 world...
  • Boston's underworld kingpin James Whitey Bulger convicted of murder, racketeering August 13, 2013

    James "Whitey" Bulger, a brutal gangster who ruled over Boston's criminal underworld in the 1970s and '80s and evaded capture for 16 years, was found guilty of murder and racketeering by a jury on Monday and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. The 83-year-old Bulger, dressed in...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Dawood the mastermind, says Delhi Police chargesheet July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Two months after the arrest of the three IPL players, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has now filed a chargesheet in the IPL spot-fixing case. The 5,000-page document claims that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel were running the betting and spot-fixing scam. The Delhi...
  • 'Satya 2' new trailer: How Mumbai underworld turned into a company July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says the sequel to his 1998 film 'Satya' is about a man who will reinvent the underworld. Varma took to the microblogging site Twitter to share information on 'Satya 2'. "'Satya' was a man who came in 1998, got into the underworld and died......
  • IPL bookie was in touch with Dawood Ibrahim's aide: Delhi Police May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday for the first time told the court hearing the IPL spot-fixing case that the racket had links to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The police told the court that one of the bookies, Tiku Mandi, was in touch with a D-company pointsman. Meanwhile, the court...
  • Spot-fixing: Sreesanth's plea seeking copy of FIR rejected May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The plea of arrested Indian pacer S Sreesanth that he be provided with a copy of the FIR of the IPL spot-fixing scandal case was on Monday disposed of by a Delhi court as his lawyer did not turn up to pursue it. "No one present on behalf...
  • Underworld involved in spot-fixing in IPL 6: Police May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Indicating an underworld connection to the spot-fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday details of involvement of bookies and players started coming out while underworld elements were being investigated in March. "We started investigating the bookies in April. Our teams...
  • Sanjay Dutt urges court to allow him to surrender before jail May 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in 1993 bomb blasts case, on Tuesday urged a designated TADA court in Mumbai to allow him to surrender before Yerwada jail in Pune instead of giving himself up before the special court. Judge GA Sanap, hearing the actor's application, asked CBI to...
  • Players must police the game to prevent fixing: Ed Hawkins December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: English journalist and betting expert Ed Hawkins' Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld ruffled feathers the moment extracts of his book were published. The book, an investigative foray into the world of betting and fixing, particularly in India, drew attention after Hawkins...
  • Have no nexus with Dawood, Sanjay Dutt tells SC August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday told Supreme Court that he had attended a dinner hosted by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai before the 1993 blasts in Mumbai but denied any relationship with him. "I have only attended a dinner at Dawood's house along with two film producers...
  • Underworld don Abu Salam to remain in India July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Underworld don Abu Salem will remain in India as the top Portugal Court has observed that it was not obliged to extradite the gangster back to the European country after it was held there was violation of deportation rules by Indian authorities. Official sources in New Delhi on Wednesday...
  • Abu Salem gets bail, wins Delhi court's praise June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Extradited gangster Abu Salem was on Tuesday granted bail in a 2002 extortion case by a Delhi Court, which also praised his "above board" conduct in jail. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like...
  • Tikku, Kakkar murders: Bollywood-underworld nexus back? April 18, 2012

    The brutal murders of Arunkumar Tikku and Karan Kakkar seem to suggest a return of the Bollywood-underworld nexus in Mumbai. ...
  • J Dey might have met Dawood's aide: Police October 16, 2011

    Mumbai: City police probing the killing of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey on Sunday said that the reporter might have had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's key aide Iqbal Mirchi in April in London. After the reporter's murder, police initially had parried questions whether Dey had met Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi...
  • WikiLeaks takes on Bollywood September 8, 2011

    New Delhi: As Julian Assange's WikiLeaks continues to cause embarrassment to governments across the globe, its latest target is the world's largest maker of movies Bollywood, the reference of which appears in several of the leaked embassy cables made public by the whistleblowing website. Many of the cables are surprisingly succinct...
  • System: First Bengali film on Kolkata underworld July 25, 2011

    Kolkata: Making the first Bengali film on the underworld modus operandi in the eastern metropolis, based on interviews with real life convicts and undertrials, young director Ringo plans to show the human side of the gangsters who always live life on the edge. Titled 'System', the film will blaze the trail...
  • Trust offers to buy Dawood Ibrahim's property July 18, 2011

    Mumbai: While every flat in the infamous Bhendi Bazaar will offer its residents a slice of underworld history after its redevelopment, some 'lucky' ones could end up living in the precise spot where the building in which Dawood Ibrahim grew up stands today. For, the redeveloper - the Saifee Burhani...
  • Kaskar firing case: Chhota Rajan's aide arrested July 12, 2011

    Mumbai: An alleged active member of underworld don Chhota Rajan's gang was arrested in connection with firing outside the residence of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar in which the latter's bodyguard-cum-driver was killed, police said on Tuesday. With this, the total number of persons arrested in the case has...
  • Dey murder: MCOCA slapped on 8 accused July 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Friday invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against all the eight accused arrested in connection with the murder of senior crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey. "We have invoked MCOCA against all the accused in the case," said Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy....
  • J Dey's shooters were murderers out on bail July 4, 2011

    New Delhi: J Dey's shooters were murderers out on bail and they were among the many underworld hitmen who roam free due to weak prosecution. Thirty five-year-old Rohit Thangapan Joseph alias Satish Kalya, a hardened criminal and the man who allegedly pumped five bullets into senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey on June...
  • Post Dey murder, cops warn criminals, gangsters July 1, 2011

    Mumbai: The daylight murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey has prompted Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to ask all police stations in the metropolis to update the list of criminals and gangsters and send them a stern message that any "nuisance" from them will not be tolerated. In a conference held on...
  • Exclusive: J Dey shooters caught on CCTV camera June 28, 2011

    Mumbai: CNN-IBN on Tuesday got access to CCTV footage which helped the police solve the murder of Mid day crime reporter Jyotirmay Dey. The visuals show Dey on the first motorcycle. After a while another bike with people is caught on the camera. A little later yet another bike follows him....
  • Chilling details of how J Dey was murdered June 27, 2011

    New Delhi: As Mumbai police rounded up seven suspects allegedly belonging to the Chhota Rajan gang who shot dead veteran crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey on June 11, the details of how they plotted and carried out the operation was released to the media on Monday. Mumbai crime branch arrested the seven...
  • J Dey murder: Senior police officer questioned June 19, 2011

    Mumbai: The city police, probing the killing of veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, has questioned a senior police officer in connection with the case. "Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Mahabole was questioned for several hours yesterday. His statement was recorded and he was allowed to go. During the interrogation Mahabole...