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Double Murder Case At Mira Bhayander Solved

March 21st, 2017|Highlights|

The Mira-Bhayander local cops claim to have solved the double murder case of Dipika Sanghvi, 29 and her daughter on January 25.  The cops have arrested the accused Vinayak Ramesh Apur, who happened to be Dipika’s boyfriend. The accused hails from Dahisar and had fled to Goa after murdering the duo.According to the police, the 29-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter were found murdered in their flat at Bhayander (e) on the evening of January 25.  The mother’s body was found in the hall, while the child’s body had been wrapped in a bed sheet. The discovery at flat No. [...]

Anti – Narcotics Cell Arrest Four For Smuggling Drugs

March 21st, 2017|Highlights|

In a yet another crack down, the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police have successfully arrested four persons and busted a suspected interstate drug racket. Cops have arrested a model who was the kingpin of the gang along with his three associates.DCP – ANC Shivdeep Lande, got a clue from confidential sources after the ‘meow-meow’ drug racket was busted at Delhi and drugs worth Rs 50 crore were seized. The tip off was then passed on to Ghatkopar unit of Mumbai Crime Branch for further action.“As per sources, four men all aged between 25-40 years from different states were to [...]

Fraudster Held For Duping

March 21st, 2017|Highlights|

In a major breakthrough for Mumbai police, the teams of cops at the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) have successfully arrested three for duping people by asking money from them on the pretext of investing their money and giving them profitable returns. The complainants include five police officers. The accused identified as Kartik Shrivastav has as on date, duped people of Rs 20 cr.According to the police, the accused Shrivastav used to pretend to be a businessman and lure people to invest their money by offering high interest returns somewhere between 180-400%.The incident came to light when a Mahim-based doctor filed [...]

Gang Held For Duping People Of Rs. 3.1 Cr

March 15th, 2017|Highlights|

Cops have arrested a gang of five for looting students and their guardians of Rs. 3.1cr on the pretext of providing admission in medical college. Three of the gang of eight are still absconding. The economic offences wing of the Navi Mumbai police, along with Sanpada police have successfully arrested five persons for duping people with assurance of providing admission in medical college. The accused duped 17 persons and fled with Rs 3.1 crore.According to the police, the accused have been identified as Abhishek Jha (25), Saurabh Singh (24), Gaurav Singh (26), Sushil Kumar Verma (30), Hemandra Sarkar (31). “The [...]

Two Arrested For Hurling Water Balloons!

March 6th, 2017|Highlights|

This Holi, lob a water balloon on your friends only if you do not mind spending time behind bars. In an eyebrow raising incident, Koperkhairane police have arrested two youths after a 40-year-old woman registered a case against the duo for hurling water balloons at her and her son.According to the police, the incident took place at sector 8 of Koperkhairane, when the complainant and her son Mayur Chikne (22) were returning home from market. Navnath Shingate and Tushar Kadse also living in the same neighborhood were waiting in the corner and lobbed water balloons on Mayur and on the [...]

Thane Cops Seize Rs. 96 Lakh Old Denomination Currency Notes

March 4th, 2017|Highlights|

The Thane city police crime branch unit-1, successfully arrested four persons in two different incidents, registered under their jurisdiction for carrying old denomination notes of Rs. 1000 and Rs.500 respectively. The cops claim to have seized Rs. 96 lakhs.According to the police, following demonetisation high denomination old notes of Rs.500 & Rs. 1000 have been declared invalid for transaction by the central government. And with stringent limits on the exchange, withdrawal and deposit amounts in the banks, the hoarders of black money have been suddenly trapped and caught off-guard.Since a fixed sum of old currency could only be exchanged for [...]

Cops Seize Ganja Worth Rs. Nine Lakhs At Kashimira

February 28th, 2017|Highlights|

The Thane police (rural) managed a yet another breakthrough under the directions of Mahesh Patil - SP, Thane (Rural), known for swift decision making and intolerance towards any kind of illegal activities in his jurisdiction.The city cops intercepted a car at the Dahisar check naka and seized a huge consignment of Marijuana (ganja) being brought into the city for consumption on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. According to the police, the local cops got a tip-off about a car containing ganja being smuggled from another state to be circulated in the city.Acting on the tip-off, the cops became vigilant and [...]

Connecting With The Families

February 21st, 2017|Highlights|

As we go about our lives pursuing our goals in the commercial hub of the country, we are almost completely oblivious to the fact that it is due to the dedication and hard work of Mumbai police that everything functions smoothly and peacefully. They work unceasingly towards ensuring that all anti-social elements and activities are kept in check. In their bid to secure our lives, they put their lives to risk but we are hardly aware or sensitive to this aspect.While they sacrifice their life to the call of duty, their families have to struggle with the procedures of the [...]

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 [...]

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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