Left Menu
Development News Edition

Mumbai: 8 held for thefts during Lalbaugcha Raja procession

PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 13-09-2019 17:49 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 17:49 IST
Mumbai: 8 held for thefts during Lalbaugcha Raja procession

Eight members of a gang were arrested for allegedly picking pockets and stealing cash and valuables of devotees during the Lalbaugcha Raja immersion procession, police said on Friday. Lalbaugcha Raja, possibly the metropolis' most famous Ganpati mandal, moves for immersion through bylanes of much of central and south Mumbai over several hours.

This year, the procession started on Thursday evening and reached Girgaum Chowpatty past 9am on Friday. "Acting on a tip-off, Unit VI of the Crime Branch intercepted an SUV near Lotus junction at Shivajinagar in Chembur. The occupants were going to Beed," an official said.

A search of the vehicle netted broken gold chains and cash, which the occupants admitted they had stolen during the Lalbaugcha Raja immersion procession on Thursday, the official added. "We informed Kalachowki police station about the nabbing of these persons. By then, the police station had already received several complaints of theft, chain snatching etc from devotees who took part in the procession," he said.

Unit VI Senior Inspector Deepak Chavan said the gang targetted crowded events like political rallies or religious processions. "A diary found from one of the accused has a mention of a rally to be held by a minister in Beed district. Schedule of events like Kalubai procession in Satara, which is held in December, is also there in the diary," Chavan said..



South Africa's COVID-19 response: Surprising outcomes or just poor data management?

South Africa has been committed to improving its health information system and shows that a robust digital has considerable scope to improve healthcare for the entire population. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that significant ga...

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...


Latest News

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 lands in India; first sale on Oct 1

After months of wait, Xiaomis most popular fitness band, the Mi Smart Band 5, has finally landed in India. The much-awaited fitness band features an AMOLED display, multiple workout modes, 247 heart rate and sleep monitoring functions and s...

Moscow extends school holiday over coronavirus

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday that the Russian capital would extend a planned school holiday in October to two weeks as part of a series of measures to stem the coronavirus.The move follows a recommendation from Sobyanin last...

European shares slip ahead of Trump-Biden debate

European stock markets opened lower on Tuesday as a rebound in the previous session fizzled out, with investors remaining cautious ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate.The pan-European STOXX 600 600 slipped 0.5 in early deals after r...

FTSE 100 drops ahead of Brexit talks, U.S. presidential debate

Londons FTSE 100 opened lower on Tuesday as worries about a stalling economic recovery against the backdrop of surging COVID-19 cases kept sentiment subdued ahead of the next round of Brexit negotiations and the first U.S. presidential deba...

Give Feedback