Anil Deshmukh demanded Rs 2 crore; asked me to extort money from bars, restaurants: Sachin Waze in letter | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suspended Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze on Wednesday claimed that former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh demanded Rs 2 crore to help him keep his job and also accused another state minister of corruption. Waze’s revelations come just days after former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh also levelled corruption allegations against Deshmukh, … Read more

Central agencies being misused to target political rivals: Shiv Sena | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed that the law and central investigation agencies were being misused to corner political rivals. An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said the Bombay high court had pulled up senior police officer Param Bir Singh over his allegations of corruption against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, but … Read more

Security outside Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow increased | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Two days after Congress leader Nana Patole targeted Amitabh Bachchan for not speaking out against the fuel price rise, police on Saturday increased the security outside the actor’s bungalow here. “It is a temporary measure, as a precaution,” an official from the local police station said, without specifying what prompted them to deploy more … Read more

Opposition wanted some public places to be reopened: Sanjay Raut | India News – Times of India

PUNE: Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday claimed that chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was not in favour of opening up all public places. It was the opposition which was demanding that restrictions be removed, he said, speaking to reporters here. The chief minister had taken an … Read more

Make people aware of ‘fraudulent elements’ taking money in Ram’s name: Uddhav | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has taken a veiled swipe at the BJP, saying Shiv Sena workers should make people aware about “fraudulent elements” who are collecting money in the name of Lord Ram. Thackeray, who heads the Sena, was addressing party legislators and functionaries on Tuesday. The Shiv Sena will conduct a ‘Shiv … Read more

Open war between Maharashtra govt & governor, says Sanjay Raut | India News – Times of India

NASHIK: Shiv Sena spokesman and MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said it was an “open war” between Raj Bhavan and the Maharashtra government and accused BJP of using governor BS Koshyari to “pressurise” and “destabilise” the state government. Raut alleged that many decisions taken by the government, which needed the governor’s approval, were stuck due … Read more

Maharashtra govt slashes security cover of Fadnavis; BJP says vendetta | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra has scaled down the security of former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and a few other leaders in the state, an official said. The BJP reacted strongly to the development, with state unit chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye terming the action unfortunate and a “vendetta” of the ruling … Read more