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ED reaches NCP leader Nawab Malik’s residence; grill him over money laundering case linked to Dawood Ibrahim

Nawab Malik

Nawab Malik

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Wednesday morning at 6 am, reached NCP leader and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik’s residence in Mumbai and questioned him for an hour.


Malik, post questioning, was brought to the ED office at 7:30 am for further questioning in connection with a money laundering case linked to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. 


Two weeks earlier, ED had also searched the residence of Dawood’s sister late Haseena Parkar in connection with the money laundering case. 


The ED had even arrested Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar vis-à-vis the same case. Kaskar, who was lodged in Thane since 2017 in an extortion case, was produced before a special court by ED to seek his custody for interrogation. The court then remanded Kaskar into ED custody till February 24.


As per the investigation, Kaskar had threatened and extorted money from celebrities and builders by using Dawood’s name. 


Earlier, Leader of Opposition (LoP) and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had accused Malik of striking a property deal with 1993 Mumbai bomb blast convict Sardar Shahwali Khan and Mohd Salim Ishaq Patel, who were said to be the henchmen of Parkar.

Fadnavis had claimed, A prime property of 2.80 acres at LBS Marg in Kurla was brought by Solidus Investment Private Limited for a meagre ₹30 lakh. The signatory of the deal transacted was Faraz Malik, son of Nawab Malik.”

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Delhi man attacks barking dog, neighbours with iron rod leaving them all injured

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Delhi

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A shocking video of a man violently attacking a dog and his three neighbours with an iron rod in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar area has surfaced online. The man reportedly got angry after the dog barked at him.

The injured family members are reported to be receiving treatment. Rakshit, one of the family members, earlier said that he filed a complaint but a First Information Report (FIR) was yet to be filed. The dog has a clot in the head following the attack.

A video, which was shared by news agency ANI, shows the man heading to a home in a fit of anger in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. He is followed by a woman and both of them are seen locked in a fight as he picks up a rod. After they fall to the ground, a disturbing standoff ensues. The woman holds on to the man’s foot as he attacks her with the rod. Later, two other men come to help her when the attacker leaves.

In the later half of the video, the man comes back to attack the family and the dog. The woman is trying to check on the dog who falls on the ground.

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Amravati man killed for allegedly supporting Nupur Sharma; Amit Shah hands over probe to NIA

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Delhi

Home Minister Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah has ordered the NIA (National Investigative Agency) to take over the probe of the murder of an Amravati chemist who was allegedly killed for supporting BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad.

Shah’s office tweeted: “MHA has handed over the investigation of the case relating to the barbaric killing of Shri Umesh Kolhe in Amravati Maharashtra on 21st June to NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investigated.”

54-year-old Kolhe was murdered on June 21, a week before Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor from Udaipur, was killed for supporting Sharma’s views. Kolhe’s throat was slit while he was going home from his shop.

The police, so far, have arrested five persons: Mudassir Ahmed Shaikh Ibrahim (22), Shahrukh Pathan Khan (23), Abdul Taufeeq Tasleem (24), Shoeb Khan (29), and Ateef Rashid. All five accused except Adbul, have no previous offences or crime records. Abdul, in the past, was booked for skirmish at a mosque.

The judicial custody of the five accused was extended till July 5 by a local court on Saturday.

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SHOCKER: 4 gang rape monitor lizard in Maharashtra, record act on phone; get arrested

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Radhika Dhawad | Ratnagiri

Monitor Lizard (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

In the most unbelievable incident ever, four men were arrested for allegedly raping a Bengal monitor lizard in Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR). The reserve is spread over four districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The gruesome incident took place at Gothane village in Ratnagiri district on March 31 when the four accused illegally entered Chandoli National Park (part of the reserve). One of the four was also carrying a gun for hunting.

The Maharashtra Forest Department checked the mobile phone of one of the accused and that’s when he learnt about the incident. The officials found the recording of the act, which showed the accused allegedly gang-raping the monitor lizard.

A forest official said the four accused were identified as Sandeep Tukaram Pawar, Mangesh Kamtekar, Akshay Kamtekar and Ramesh Ghag.

The official said, “During the investigation, the forest officials found that the accused had allegedly raped a Bengal monitor lizard. Their act was also recorded in a mobile phone of one of the accused persons. We have recovered all the related evidence from the accused and they were granted forest department custody initially, but are out on bail now. They have been asked to mark their presence before the forest officer, who is probing the case, every Monday.”
“The four accused have been booked under various sections of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972,” said field director of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR), Nanasaheb Ladkat.

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