UNDERWORLD

  • We cannot succumb to pressures from the underworld: Mahesh Bhatt November 20, 2014

    Thirteen members of the Ravi Pujari gang were arrested on Wednesday for plotting against Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan and Mahesh Bhatt. The veteran director Mahesh Bhatt said that he will not be intimidated by the underworld. "If we succumb individually to pressures of underworld, it will only create...
  • Supreme Court dismisses Abu Salem's plea in fake passport case August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed gangster Abu Salem's appeal against his conviction and sevenyear jail term in fake passport case. The underworld don was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2013 in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in...
  • PreityNess case: Threat calls made by Ravi Pujari, says Mumbai Police June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Preity ZintaNess 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 PreityNess case: sources June 18, 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: Singerturnedactor 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 83yearold Bulger, dressed in...
  • IPL spotfixing: 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 spotfixing case. The 5,000page document claims that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel were running the betting and spotfixing 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 spotfixing 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 Dcompany pointsman. Meanwhile, the court...
  • Spotfixing: 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 spotfixing 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 spotfixing in IPL 6: Police May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Indicating an underworld connection to the spotfixing 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: Bollywoodunderworld nexus back? April 18, 2012

    The brutal murders of Arunkumar Tikku and Karan Kakkar seem to suggest a return of the Bollywoodunderworld nexus in Mumbai. ...
  • Mumbai: Parties give tickets to dons for BMC polls February 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The presence of the underworld may soon be seen in the local civic body office in Mumbai. The dreaded Mumbai underworld may no longer be the dominant presence as it once was but when the stakes are high the dons aren't too far behind. In the battle for the...
  • J Dey murder: Judicial custody of accused extended January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Mumbai court on Monday extended the judicial custody of the accused in journalist Jyotirmoy Deys murder case till February 14. Journalist Jigna Vora was among those who appeared in the court on Monday. J Dey, a senior crime journalist with MiD Day, was shot dead on June 11...
  • Took 'Underworld' to change image: Beckinsale January 24, 2012

    London: Actress Kate Beckinsale says she took on her tough role in the hit Underworld franchise after she started to get typecast for "delicate" and "fragile" roles. The 38yearold beauty, who has played vampire warrior Selene since 2003 and the fourth installment 'Underworld: Awakening', said producers' opinion made her to...
  • 'Underworld' sinks teeth into BO with $25m January 23, 2012

    Los Angeles: Kate Beckinsale is back with a vengeance, with her latest 'Underworld' movie opening at No. 1 this weekend. 'Underworld Awakening' made an estimated $25.4, distributor Sony Screen Gems reported Sunday. This is the fourth film in the vampire action saga. Beckinsale starred in the first two movies as the warrior...
  • Review: 'Underworld 4: Awakening' lacks coherence January 20, 2012

    Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, India Eisley Directors: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein Sometimes you just feel good that the film is in 3 D, because its absence could have made the situation worse. 'Underworld 4: Awakening' takes six more months to start after the third franchise's time period. Selene (Kate Beckinsale)...
  • Friday Release: Selene and 'Underworld' returns January 20, 2012

    New Delhi Sony's 'Underworld: Awakening' should take a solid 3D and IMAX enhanced bite out of the weekend box office with an opening domestic gross in the low$20 million range. Kate Beckinsale, whose sheer beauty gave copresenter Seth Rogen some apparent difficulty at Sunday's Golden Globes, reprises her role as vampire...
  • Friday releases: 'J Edgar', 'Underworld Awakening' hit screens January 20, 2012

    The BO is a mixed bag of drama and science fiction from Leonardo DiCaprio's 'J Edgar' to scifi thriller 'Underworld Awakening'. ...
  • Court to hear Abu Salem's plea on end of trial January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Portugal's Supreme Court rejected India's case for Abu Salem's extradition, it now says that the CBI violated terms of the extradition by allowing the gangster to be tried under charges that can lead to a death penalty. While the CBI is looking at legal options...
  • J Dey murder: Police oppose bail plea of accused January 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai police's crime branch on Tuesday filed the reply opposing the bail applications of two accused in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case. "We filed the reply saying that we are opposing the bail," said special public prosecutor, Dileep Shah. The applications, filed by Anil Waghmode and Deepak Sisodia, would come...