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Woman training on ‘art of theft’ held

February 16th, 2017|Articles & Opinions, Mumbai Protector|

The Nehru Nagar police nabbed a 40-year-old woman for allegedly training her own son and his teenage friends for house breaking and chain snatching.  She also trained them to scale walls and trespass into houses through windows.In a major breakthrough, the Nehru Nagar police successfully arrested a woman who was an expert in house breaking robbery. The 40-year-old woman who was known as ‘mai’ (mother) was arrested by the Nehru Nagar police on Feb 6, after her son was caught for robbery. According to the police sources, the incident came to light after the complainant, Ajaz Ansari (40), approached them to [...]

Raid On Illicit Liquor Manufacturers Via Google Earth

February 14th, 2017|Articles & Opinions, Mumbai Protector|

In a situation which seemed to have emerged straight out of a thriller movie, Palghar police and Thane rural officials came down heavily on seven illicit liquor breweries in a week.Nitesh Poojari In a major breakthrough, two illicit liquor breweries were tracked down in Bhayandar by local cops using the power of Google Earth! The web based mapping application developed by Google, proved to be a valuable tool for the tech-savvy police personnel in locating the two illicit liquor brewing units in Bhayandar on Feb 4. Five illicit dens were also cracked down in Vasai on Feb 8, by local [...]

Hubby Held For Killing Wife

February 7th, 2017|Articles & Opinions|

In a shocking incident, the Talasari police have successfully arrested the accused in the murder case of a 30-year-old woman who had been missing since November 2016.It was the alert sister-in-law of the accused who helped the police in solving the case. The arrested accused has been identified as Sadu Sukhad Khanzode and was the husband of the deceased.According to the local cops, they had received a ‘missing’ complaint of a 30-year-old lady, a mother of three children from Dongripada village in Palghar district.   In the course of investigations, it was found that the deceased and accused had married after [...]

Physiotherapist Murder Case Cracked

February 4th, 2017|Articles & Opinions|

In a short span of three weeks the Vile Parle police have cracked the most sensational murder and rape case of the 23 year-old Physiotherapist, who was found dead with burn injuries on her face at her Vile Parle residence on December 6. After a meticulous investigation it was found that the culprit was none other than her neighbor who fled the city soon after committing the gruesome crime.Debashish Dhār, her neighbor and the accused in the rape and murder case was produced at the Andheri court and remanded to four days' police custody. He was arrested in 24 Parganas district [...]

Ensuring Safety & Security…

January 16th, 2017|Events|

As the citizens of Mumbai prepare themselves for festive season the  pressure on Mumbai  police to make it safe and secure for the citizens mounts .They are vigilant and on their toes. Festive season and  public gathering make us susceptible to other kind of safety threats too. The Mumbai police is on alert to thwart any kind of security threat in the form of suspicious activities or elements. They work relentlessly towards ensuring safety for the citizens. A  photo feature on the  police arrangements during festivals….. 

Konkan Range Police Games

January 16th, 2017|Events|

The much awaited 43rd edition of Konkan Range Police Games 2016 was organized at Kalamboli Parade Ground on November 9, 2016. The event witnessed the participation of police officials from various police stations of Konkan Range. The games were graced with the presence of Anil Diggikar (IAS), chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Hemant Nagrale, commissioner of police -Navi Mumbai, Prashant Burde, IG of Konkan Range police and Sharda Raut, SP of Palghar Police. The event was also attended by the families of senior police officials. The event started with the National Anthem, and then oaths by the [...]

Safety Directives By Mumbai Police

January 15th, 2017|Security & Risk Management|

In an initiative the city police have come up with public safety measures for the betterment of the society. The city cops have laid down some important precautions that need to be observed while travelling or walking down the streets. If we observe the following safety measures we could safeguard ourselves from petty crimes:Chain Snatching:1. Cover all your ornaments/ jewellery with saree or dupatta in potentially unsafe localities.2. Walk on foot path or at the corner of the road.3. If you are with your wife, then ensure that your wife walks on the footpath side.Vehicle Safety Measures:1. Always install automatic [...]

Transparency Is Key To Performance….

January 15th, 2017|Perspective|

India's former president and late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam once said, 'If a country intends to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key influencing societal members – the father, the mother and the teacher who can make a difference.'Our society has been in the grips of bribery and corruption for a while and the Maharashtra state Anti-Corruption Bureau is working diligently towards eradication of these social evils. With thirty three thousand plus hits on their newly conceptualized Facebook page, ACB is gaining more and more popularity day by day [...]

Historical Significance Of Pydhonie Police Station

January 15th, 2017|Articles & Opinions|

Built in 1860, Pydhonie Police Station is one of the oldest police stations in the entire Mumbai Police jurisdiction. Historians also claim that this structure is also the State's oldest executive office.The history of Mumbai deals with the growth of a collection of seven islands on the west coast of India that became the commercial capital of the country and one of the most populous cities of the world.As one traverses through the narrow and busy lanes of Bhuleshwar in Old Mumbai, one will reach Pydhonie jurisdictional area - a commercial area wherein several wholesale markets, transport companies, steel, grocery, [...]

‘Citizen Safety Is Our Prime Motto’- Palghar Police

January 15th, 2017|Highlights|

The city of Palghar came in to existence on August 01, 2014. The creation of a new district was approved by the cabinet of Maharashtra on June 13, 2014. The struggle and demand of the people, which lasted for nearly 25 years led to the bifurcation of Thane and formation of Palghar district. Palghar district, with six assembly constituencies - Dahanu, Vikramgadh, Palghar, Boisar, Nalasopara and Vasai - has a population of around 30 lakhs, according to a government document. The census of 2011 statistics show that Palghar district had a huge population of 29, 90,116 citizens. Palghar police station [...]

Nirbhay Maharashtra

January 15th, 2017|Highlights|

With increase in crime all over Maharashtra, safety of citizens has been one of the important concerns of the police department. Mumbai was always touted as a safe city for women but with growing cases of eve-teasing and assaults on people who protest this evil, it may soon lose this tag. The State Police have pulled up their socks in a bid to protect women from crimes committed against them. Several emergency portals, applications etc have been launched for women to call or complain to the police immediately if they are attacked.In a bid to cure this crime against women and [...]

Witty One Liners For Drug Awareness In The City…

January 14th, 2017|Initiatives|

Drug abuse is growing at an alarming rate among the youth. Although there are different types of drugs available in the market, the effects and symptoms of all are more or less the same. News reports have at regular intervals, chronicled the arrests of young people, mostly between 17-20 years of age, for drugs consumption. To deal with the menace enslaving the city's youngsters, Mumbai police has undertaken several measures to educate and serve a warning bell to the youth about the effects of drugs and alcohol. Knowing that today's youths are hooked to social media, the Mumbai police has [...]

The Unstoppable Super Cop

January 14th, 2017|Officer's Speak|

Uday Raghunath Palande He thinks big and takes turns at his short time goals building infrastructure for preventive detection while he monitors effective detection of crimes in his jurisdiction. Known as ‘Dabangg’ by his colleagues, Uday Raghunath Palande, a 1985 batch police officer was honoured with a D G Police Insignia award this year.You will be more familiar with a dialogue of the hit movie 'Ab Tak Chappan' but now be ready to meet a cop who hopes to hit 300 arrests and replace the dialogue 'Ab Tak Teenso'. Yes you heard it right. The above figures are the [...]

Cops Use Smartphone Apps To Connect With People

January 14th, 2017|Security & Risk Management|

With internet and social media becoming an important part of our lives especially for the younger generation, the city cops are trying their level best to keep pace with it. The Navi Mumbai police have launched an Android and IOS application called 'CitizenCop' to help people register complaints instantly about any crime that takes place in their knowledge. More than 5lakh users have downloaded the app so far. Around 50plus cases of eve teasing and molestation have been received so far through this application.With this application citizens have become more forthcoming and are ready to stand up against crime. The [...]

Transgender Police Mitras Thane Police ( Rural)

January 14th, 2017|Highlights|

If you are frustrated with rising incidents of crime in your city and want to bring the anti social elements in your city to books, then help your city cops in doing so, register yourself as Police Mitra.-Mohit NaikThe Police Mitra initiative started by the former Maharashtra DGPPraveen Dixit in a bid to augment the police-public relationship and to involve the public in day-to-day policing has been receiving a good response with nearly one lakh people coming forward from across Maharashtra to be a part of it.The prime objective of Police Mitra initiative is to assist the police in their [...]

Police Didi Fighting Sexual Abuse Against Children

January 14th, 2017|Initiatives|

Mumbai Police's unique project ‘Police Didi’ aims at reducing cases of sexual harassment.More than 50 girls and boys, aged between four and 14 screamed in unison in a hall in Chembur as cops looked on. The large screen in front had actor Aamir Khan talking to them about "three danger spots" that strangers cannot be allowed to touch. "Once more, at your loudest," said a police officer.The children, mostly from a neighborhood slum, complied happily, all smiles at their deafening feat. "You must shout, inform your family or a police didi,'' said the cop. The kids then ran out for [...]

Unsung Heroes Of 26/11 Terror Attack

January 14th, 2017|Highlights|

Four bomb squad canines, who have saved countless lives in their busy career of sniffing out explosives, found a safe haven post retirement after years of faithful service.On June 8, 2015, Caesar, Max, Tiger and Sultan - all aged between 11 and 12 - said goodbye to the Goregaon and LT Marg kennels they called home and sat in a police van for one last ride to animal lover Fizzah Shah's farm in Virar.Shah adopted the four - a first for bomb squad dogs - following months of meticulous paperwork and site visits by the Mumbai Police. Flanked by their [...]

Salute The Heroes Of Mumbai 26/11

January 14th, 2017|Events|

Floral tributes were paid to those who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on 26th of November eight years ago.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana in South Mumbai. On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at people killing 166, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores. The then ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai's Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Senior Police [...]

Quality Of Police Personnel Needs Improvement

January 14th, 2017|Final Word|

D. Sivanadhan, Former DGP- Maharashtra “Our country today is rapidly moving towards being one of the most powerful economies of the world. But some mischief mongers are posing hindrance to this growth story and creating turmoil. The youth of the country is dynamic and proud of the country. I think it's time for us to grow and overcome our economic problems and emerge as one of the biggest economies of the world. Youngsters in India are very committed to the nation and proud of their country. All of us are looking at opportunity to lead our life well and [...]

Terrorism, Insurgency & State Sponsored Terrorism

January 13th, 2017|Articles & Opinions|

                   Praveen Dixit In spite of the two most devastating World Wars in the last century, and determined efforts not to have the scourge of wars and destruction, we continue to witness repeated incidents of terrorism or insurgency or state sponsored terrorism, even today. There is hardly any continent or country which is free from this nuisance. Any expectation, therefore, that we can witness a world, which is peaceful and free from these incidents, is living in utopia. However, even though, we may not be able to eliminate these, does not mean, that we should give up our efforts. The option of not doing anything is [...]

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Leaders Speak

As The PROTECTOR magazine celebrates its 5th Anniversary, we recall with satisfaction comments by eminent personalities on the publication and its various initiatives.

The PROTECTOR magazine has succeeded in facilitating the Police-Public connect, an essential feature required for maintaining law and order in a metropolis as large and complex as Mumbai.
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister
I congratulate New Media, the publishers of The PROTECTOR and its entire team for bringing out the publication on a regular basis to highlight the good work done by the Police for the benefit of the general public.
CH. Vdyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra
The magazine delves deep into issues, to present a complete picture focusing the good and the valiant jobs done by the Police Department.
Himanshu Roy, ADG, Maharashtra
The compendium of the 5th National Conference of Women in Police, prepared, published and brought out by New Media, Mumbai, is of supreme excellence, both in quality and content.
R. Sreelekha, ADG, Kerala
The PROTECTOR has tried to highlight the genuine problems faced by the Police Force and find solutions to these problems through informed debate.
K. Sankaranarayanan, Former Governor, Maharashtra
‘Fight Against Terrorism’ is a significant contribution for enhancing the security climate of the city of Mumbai.
M. K. Narayanan, Former Governor, West Bengal
The publication has succeeded in sensitizing the public on the issues of safety and security and fight against terrorism. The PROTECTOR has been a great source of information.
Prithviraj Chavan, Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra
I have read The PROTECTOR with interest and found it informative. It was interesting to know the history of Mumbai Police and the profiles of the men who galvanized the spirit of the Force.
Dilip Kumar, Legendary Bollywood Actor
The PROTECTOR magazine has rendered immense service in sensitising the public on the issues of safety and security and the fight against terrorism .
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
The PROTECTOR is an ideal medium to highlight the good work of the unsung heroes of the Police Department and motivates them to do better.
Pravin Dixit, DGP, Maharashtra
The USP of The PROTECTOR is its covering of timely initiatives. The magazine has been putting spotlight on issues like Women in Police, Community Policing and Police reforms.
Late R. R. Patil,, Former Home Minister, Maharashtra
Gaining the trust of communities is essential to contain terrorism from both external and domestic elements.
JF Ribeiro, Former Commissioner of Police Mumbai & DGP Punjab
Being India’s financial capital, Mumbai is targeted by terrorists. We brought in modern equipments & initiated programs to augment their capacity. The PROTECTOR reflects this commitment.
D. Sivanandhan, Former DGP, Maharashtra
The objective of the PROTECTOR is to act as a platform of connectivity between the police and the public. It has helped to bridge the communication gap existing between the police and the public.
Sanjeev Dayal, Former DGP, Maharashtra
Transparency, accessibility and fair play goes a long way in improving the public perception of the police.
Ahmed Javed, Former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai

Late Sri R. R. Patil former Home Minister – Maharashtra, sharing his opinion about Protector Magazine