Vasant Dhoble

  • 'Moral cop' Vasant Dhoble shifted to Mumbai crime branch December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble, who had hit the headlines for his controversial crackdown against bars and restaurants in the city, was on Wednesday transferred to the crime branch of the Mumbai police. "Dhoble, who was with the control room of late, has been brought to the crime branch,"...
  • Anger mounts against Dhoble as daughter of dead hawker dies January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: There was double tragedy for the family of the hawker who had died during an anti-encroachment drive led by controversial Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble, as the hawker's daughter, Radha Jaiswal, died of a heart attack on Sunday. Blaming it on the death of his father, the hawker's...
  • Daughter of hawker who died during Dhoble raid dies January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The daughter of the hawker who died during an anti-encroachment drive led by Mumbai ACP Vasant Dhoble too died on Sunday of a heart attack. Radha Jaiswal had been admitted to the KEM hospital after the death of her father. Her brother told reporters, "When my sister came to know...
  • NCP hits back at Raj Thackeray over statement on Dhoble January 17, 2013

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hit out at Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today, accusing him of trying to reap political gains from ACP Vasant Dhoble's transfer, triggered by the death of a hawker during an eviction drive last week. Addressing a press conference, NCP spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • Raj Thackeray backs ACP Dhoble over hawkers' morcha January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Backing Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble, who was shunted out from his Vakola posting amid protests over the death of a hawker during eviction drive, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday warned hawkers against holding a rally at Azad Maidan on January 24. "If hawkers...
  • Sena supports Dhoble's eviction drive against hawkers January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Sunday questioned the haste with which the controversial Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vasant Dhoble, was transferred after a hawker died during eviction drive in suburban Santacruz two days ago. Sena leader Diwakar Raote said on Sunday that Dhoble's style of functioning could be questionable, but his...
  • Mumbai: Calls for suspension of ACP Dhoble after hawker's death January 12, 2013

    Vasant Dhoble, one of Mumbai's most controversial policemen, is back in the headlines after a fruit-hawker died during a raid led by him in Santacruz. ...
  • Dhoble disgracing police community, says Priya Dutt January 12, 2013

    Condemning ACP Vasant Dhoble's raid which led to the death of a hawker in Mumbai's Santacruz area, Congress MP Priya Dutt said strict inquiry will be conducted by the state Crime Investigation Department. "What happened today is very sad. One officer is not abiding by the law, but is making...
  • Mumbai: Hawker dies of heart attack during Dhoble's raid January 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble, who hit the headlines for his late night crackdown on pubs and restaurants in Mumbai, is back in the news again after a 50-year-old fruit hawker died of a heart attack on Friday evening during a raid conducted by Dhoble. A state Crime...
  • Mumbai: 'Moral cop' Vasant Dhoble transferred September 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Controversial Mumbai cop Vasant Dhoble, who hit the headlines for his late night crackdown on pubs and restaurants, has been shunted out of the social service branch and moved to the city's western suburbs. Dhoble will now be ACP at Vakola division. An order to this effect was issued last...
  • Mumbai: The other 'Dhoble' you didn't know about August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Almost everyone in the after-dark party circuit is familiar with Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble’s reputation and rigidness, but another name has been long ignored, though the individual’s track record deserves accolades. Dhoble’s colleague, Feroz Patel, has been raiding brothels, rescuing children forced into work and reuniting street...
  • Mumbai cops asked to follow in Dhoble's footsteps July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Establishments serving liquor and entertainment in the form of live orchestras, bar dancers and other such activities have much more to worry about, after the commissioner of police issued a new set of stringent orders to his subordinates last week. If the fear of meeting ACP Vasant Dhoble was...
  • Jism 2: Does Hooda play party-busting cop Dhoble? July 11, 2012

    Pooja Bhatt's upcoming erotica film seems to be consistently in the news, thanks to the adult content star Sunny Leone being part of the project. However, something else about the film’s star cast made us sit up and take notice. Apparently, the role of a brooding tough cop played by...
  • Take it easy, Dhoble: Mumbai Police chief July 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police (Social Service Branch) Vasant Dhoble, the policeman whose job is secure largely due to the unwavering trust the police commissioner has in his policing style, has been told to cool it for a few days. Till Tuesday to be precise, as Arup Patnaik, commissioner of...
  • The Dhoble divide: Effective policing or harassment? June 29, 2012

    Mumbai remains split wide open after a video of Vasant Dhoble shows him trying to detain four German tourists at a pub. ...
  • Dhoble video: Is this policing or harassment? June 29, 2012

    Mumbai: It is the stuff of films, an angry cop, ever controversial, hated and loved in equal measure. ACP Vasant Dhoble is back in the headlines with a controversial crackdown on a Mumbai pub, trying to detain German girls without allegedly giving them an explanation. Is this policing or harassment? A...
  • Watch: ACP Vasant Dhoble detains German women June 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A new video of Mumbai's moral policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble's crackdown has surfaced. CNN-IBN has accessed a video of Vasant Dhoble and his Social Services Branch team of constables detaining eight women outside the Voodoo Pub in Colaba. The video shows the constables including Dhoble attempting to herd four German...
  • Mumbai moral policeman raids massage parlour June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai's controversial top policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble raided a massage parlour in the eastern suburb of Powai. Seven girls were rescued and sent for medical examinations. The parlour owner was arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and...
  • Mumbai: 1,000 protest against ACP Vasant Dhoble June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: In spite of the Mumbai police's persistent efforts to nip their protest movement in the bud, demonstrators persevered and pulled off a peaceful protest march on Sunday at Carter Road against ACP Vasant Dhoble. 1,000 protesters flocked to Carter Road and staged a protest for two hours. In addition...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Tennis crisis June 24, 2012

    On this episode, Cyrus Broacha talks about ACP Vasant Dhoble, Presidential elections and much more. ...
  • FTN: Are moral policemen the need of the hour? June 21, 2012

    ACP Vasant Dhoble is infamous for targeting restaurants and attacking their owners and waiters in the name of moral policing. ...
  • Not targeting people: Mumbai moral policeman June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Controversial Mumbai policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble believes that he stands vindicated even after a court let off the women whom he detained and branded as 'prostitutes'. Speaking to CNN-IBN, ACP Dhoble said, "The police don't frame the laws. The laws are framed by the legislators. The police's job is...
  • '4 reasons why ACP Dhoble should be penalised' June 14, 2012

    If the recent petition by two sisters, seeking action against bar-raider cop ACP Vasant Dhoble for wrongful confinement, has not opened the eyes of senior police officials, perhaps these stories will. MiD DAY has spoken to some of the housewives, college students and working women who were picked up in...
  • ACP Dhoble killing Mumbai's nightlife: Bollywood June 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood is not happy with the police crackdown on Mumbai's nightclubs. Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble's zeal to ensure that late night bars do not flout rules related to music and overcrowding has not gone down well with many celebrities. Actors say the policeman is trying to kill the city's...
  • Mumbai's harasser ACP: Crusader or vigilante? June 12, 2012

    ACP Vasant Dhoble is infamous for targeting restaurants and attacking their owners and waiters and sometimes, even the unsuspecting customers. ...
  • Mumbai ACP targets restaurants, assaults owners June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Crusader or vigilante cop? Meet ACP Vasant Dhoble, head of the Social Service Branch of the Mumbai Police. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and assaulting restaurant staff across the city, be it at hip restaurants, small eateries, private parties, or dance bars....