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NIA raids premises of Dawood Ibrahim aides in Mumbai

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided 20 locations linked to associates of gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Mumbai and Thane. The raids were carried out at locations including Borivali, Parel, Santacruz, Kurla, Nagpada, Bhendi Bazaar, Mazagaon, Mahim, Goregaon, Mumbra and others. These premises belong to hawala operators, gangsters, sharpshooters as well as a...

Co-accused in the Elgar Parishad case demand probe into Stan Swamy’s death

Following the death of 84-year-old tribal rights activist and an accused in the Elgar Parishad case Stan Swamy, 10 of his co-accused on Wednesday went on a hunger strike inside Mumbai’s Taloja jail. The activist was behind bars since his arrest by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in October last year, with deteriorating health. He...

Elgar Parishad Case: Activist Stan Swamy, 84, no more

Activist Stan Swamy, 84, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case and arrested under the anti-terror law in 2020, breathed his last on Monday. His demise comes amid a fight in the court to secure bail citing his deteriorating health condition. The activist was availing treatment at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital after the court issued...

NIA takes over probe into drone attacks on Jammu air force station

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is going to probe the drone attacks on the Jammu air force station. The decision to transfer the probe has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs a day after the elite counter-terrorism unit submitted a preliminary report of the incident to the ministry. The NIA team, led by...

Sachin Vaze to be dismissed from Mumbai Police

Suspended cop Sachin Vaze who has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with billionaire Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case is likely to be dismissed from service. Mumbai Police has initiated the process of Vaze’s dismissal. Notably, Sachin Vaze who is also allegedly involved in the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren was...

Mukesh Ambani Threat Case: NIA seizes black Mercedes used by arrested cop Sachin Vaze

In the latest development in the ongoing probe in the Mukesh Ambani threat case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized a black Mercedes-Benz car that was allegedly used by arrested cop Sachin Vaze. It has also recovered a note counting machine, Rs 5 lakh in cash, some clothes and the number plate of the...

‘Can Varavara Rao’s family see him from a reasonable distance?’ HC asks NIA, Maharashtra govt

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the NIA and the Maharashtra government to inform it about the health condition of poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, and if his family could be allowed to see him “from a reasonable distance”. The directions came after Rao’s lawyer told the court...

Bhima Koregaon case accused Varavara Rao tests COVID-19 positive

Eighty-one-year-old poet and writer Varavara Rao, accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. The development was confirmed by the dean of JJ Hospital Dr Ranjit Mankeshwar. Rao, who was shifted to the hospital after he complained of giddiness, has been keeping unwell for a while. The family members of...

NIA to probe Kerala gold smuggling case

A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting “coordinated investigation” by central agencies into the gold smuggling racket, the Centre on Thursday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the case. “MHA permits National Investigation Agency (@NIA_India) to investigate the Thiruvananthapuram Airport...

NIA arrests one more person in Pulwama terror attack, total touches 7

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Jammu and Kashmir resident in connection with the 2019 Pulwama terror attack wherein an explosive laden van rammed into a convoy of the CRPF and killed 40 personnel in the state. A release from the agency said the arrested man has been identified as Bilal Ahmed Kuchey...

SC seeks Maharashtra govt’s reply on pleas seeking CBI, NIA probe in Palghar lynchings

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the Maharashtra government on two petitions seeking separate probes by the CBI and the NIA into the alleged lynching of three people, including two seers, in the state’s Palghar district in April. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, which heard the matter through videoconferencing, agreed...

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha surrender before NIA in Elgar Parishad case

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde along with activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case. Anand Teltumbde is the grandson-in-law of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar, whose 129th birth anniversary is being observed on Tuesday. Teltumbde arrived at the NIA office at Cumbala...