MINOR AMONG FOUR ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF KALYAN AUTO DRIVER
Mahatma Phule Police station, Kalyan, on Wednesday arrested four youths, including one minor, for the murder of an auto rickshaw driver.
“We have charged all four youths under IPC 302 (murder). We have arrested Ajay Bhoir, 28; Yogesh Daire,22; Akshay Mali,19; and one minor boy, all of whom are Kalyan residents. They were presented before court. The court has remanded the three adult youths in police custody till January 19. The fourth youth is a minor, so he has been sent to a remand home in Bhiwandi,” said a police officer from Mahatma Phule Police station.
The incident took place on December 16, 2015. Auto rickshaw driver Naresh Karnik was driving his auto and carrying a passenger towards Beturkar Pada, Kalyan.
On his way, he found ahead of him four youth on one motorcycle.
Naresh honked multiple times, so that they would let him overtake. But they did not let him do so.
After a few metres, Naresh managed to overtake the motorcycle. Then he arguing with the four youths. After a hot argument, the youths got down from their bike and assaulted the auto driver. After thrashing him up, they ran away.
The incident took place at 11 pm, later Naresh was admitted to a private hospital. He was shifted to Sion hospital. He was severely injured, and died during treatment on January 10.
He added: “Based on the the bike’s number plate we could trace their location with the help of the RTO. We caught hold of one of the accused first and questioned him over a period of time followed by which he revealed location of his associates who joined him in committing the crime”.
In the past one week, Navi Mumbai and Panvel regional transport offices (RTO) have suspended around 150 driving licences and collected around Rs10 lakh in fines.
Following the orders of a Supreme Court committee and the state government, the RTOs and Navi Mumbai traffic police have initiated a crackdown on violations of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, in the city.
The drive is aimed at violations of six common offences which now lead to suspension of the driver’s licence for a period of three months apart from a penalty.
The Navi Mumbai RTO and traffic police started a joint drive from January 6 to 12. Action was taken against 192 motorists, including 74 who were carrying goods beyond permissible limit.
Other cases include ferrying passengers illegally, speaking on phone while driving, not wearing seatbelt while driving, not wearing helmet and jumping traffic signals, among others.
Sanjay Dhaigude, deputy RTO, Navi Mumbai, said , “The offences that now attract suspension of licence for a period of
The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Navi Mumbai unit arrested a medical officer of State Transport for allegedly taking Rs6,000 bribe from one of their employees on Wednesday.
According to the ACB officials,
three months include speeding, jumping a red light, overloading of goods vehicle, carrying passengers in goods vehicle, drink driving and speaking on mobile phone while driving.” the accused Jashwant Thambre, 44, had demanded the money to sign on the medical bill of the complainant. He was caught red-handed while accepting the cash.
“According to their protocol, when an employee wants reimbursement of his or her medical expenditures, their
Driving licences of 31 people were suspended and others were issued notices. The RTO has recovered Rs8,09,000 in penalties.
The traffic police took action against 35 motorists. Of these 20 medical officer has to sign on the bill. The complaint had spent around Rs2 lakh for his treatment. When he approached the accused for getting the bill signed, Thambre asked for the amount from him,” said V Joshi, deputy superintendent of police of ACB.
“When the complaint came
motorists’ driving licences were suspended.
Deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Arvind Salve, said, “We have formed two special squads of traffic police that have been attached to Navi Mumbai RTO as only RTO officials have the right to suspend licences.”
Panvel RTO conducted a special drive from January 7 to 9, wherein, it cancelled the licenses of 84 motorists for various violations. It has recovered penalties of around Rs1 lakh.
In both the RTO jurisdictions, the most number of cases involved vehicles carrying goods beyond permissible limit. The number in Panvel was 39.
Apart from this, Navi Mumbai police traffic department started Road Safety Week on Sunday.