Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicMumbai Underworld

Topic: Mumbai Underworld

Haji Mastan, Gawli to Riyaz Bhati, Maharashtra politics has been linked to underworld for 30 yrs

Many politicians were accused of links — from Indira Gandhi meeting Haji Mastan & Karim Lala, to Bal Thackeray backing Arun Gawli, and various charges against Sharad Pawar.

Wife of ‘Dawood aide’ claims husband forced her into sex work, names sportspersons & politicians

Rehnuma is the wife of Riyaz Bhati, a suspected Dawood Ibrahim aide who faces multiple cases, including alleged extortion, forgery and land-grabbing. 

‘Bomb vs hydrogen bomb’: Fadnavis links Nawab Malik to underworld, minister says will retaliate

BJP’s Fadnavis alleges NCP minister Nawab Malik bought land for a pittance from a 1993 Mumbai blasts convict and Dawood’s sister’s right-hand man. Malik says purchase was legal.

Ravi Pujari — English-speaking don, ‘Preity Zinta fan’ in Mumbai Police custody after 25 yrs

Gangster Ravi Pujari was brought back to India over 25 years after he fled. He was intercepted at a barber’s shop at Dakar in Senegal in 2019. There are 49 cases registered against him.

Mumbai gangster watched the film Satya 18 times to study how to become a real-life villain

Puja Changoiwala’s book 'Gangster on the Run' is about criminal-turned-marathon runner Rahul Jadhav, whose pseudonym ‘Bhiku’ was inspired by the 1998 film Satya.

Param Bir Singh — ‘encounter specialist’ IPS officer & Mumbai top cop caught in Sena-NCP tiff

Seemingly stuck in the Sena-NCP tug of war in Maharashtra, Param Bir Singh is a celebrated IPS officer but one who has also courted multiple controversies.

How Karnataka Police nabbed Ravi Pujari, ‘Hindu don’ facing 200 cases, in Senegal

Karnataka Police tracked Pujari, the gangster evading arrest for 20 years, to Dakar in Senegal in 2019 and brought him to India after a year-long extradition process.

Why the police class of 1983 was feared by Mumbai’s underworld

In the late 1980s, there was only one destination of choice for ambitious, young policemen: Mumbai. And 90 cadets from the infamous Nashik 1983 batch was posted there.

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The shrine to Khandoba at Jejuri, a Deccan god worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims | Wikimedia Commons

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.