THE THANE police investigating the alleged extortion racket operated by Iqbal Kaskar, brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, will next week issue summons to a sitting corporator, and a political party functionary. Police said their names had cropped up during the probe. Kaskar was arrested in the case in September.
TELE-FRAUDSTERS, notorious for duping people in the city pretending to be calling from their banks, do not leave their victims alone even when they are visiting abroad, as a Bhoiwada-based scientist who had travelled to Australia for work recently found out. He became the target of a fraudster who made an international call pretending to be calling from his bank. His credit card details were then used to make several transactions before the account was blocked.
For nearly three years, he had been devoting an hour every day, taking on men harassing women on local trains. Almost a year ago, Dipesh Tank procured sunglasses with an in-built, hidden HD camera to capture hooligans and molesters in action at railway stations and on trains. He has now stopped his daily vigil. “Now, if I am travelling and see some eve-teasers, I do inform the cops. However, I do not go out of my way,” says the 33-year-old Malad resident. What made him discontinue his watch?
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Selecting a term
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