Azad Maidan Violence

  • 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 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...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Mumbai: 2 more arrested for Azad Maidan violence August 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Two more people have been arrested in connection with the August 11 violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan, taking the total number of people in police custody to 50. The two arrested have been accused of torching an OB van and hitting a police constable with slippers. Mumbai Police has also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Indore youth bleeds to death, MP govt orders probe August 22, 2012

    The Madhya Pradesh Home Minister has ordered and inquiry into the incident wherein a youth bled to death in a police station in Indore as he was denied medical aid. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai police commissioner may be transferred August 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Department has proposed the transfer of Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik who is facing flak over handling of the August 11 violence at Azad Maidan. "The Home Department has submitted a proposal to transfer Patnaik," a senior official said. According to the official, the proposal, which was submitted three...
  • Mumbai violence: Custody of 23 accused extended August 19, 2012

    Mumbai: The Esplanade metropolitan magistrate court on Sunday extended the crime branch custody of 23 persons arrested in connection with the violence near Azad Maidan on August 11 in which two youths were killed and 55 injured. The court remanded them in police custody till August 24. The Mumbai crime branch told...