The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday searched the offices of Viva Group run by the family of Vasai MLA and leader of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi, Hitendra Thakur, and two consultants to the group in connection with its probe into the alleged Rs 6,200 crore fraud perpetrated by Housing Development Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) at Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank.
As migrants camp outside Suncity ground, while waiting to be accommodated on a train, housing societies. say the area has become filthy amid lack of mobile toilets, ask authorities to take charge
Kashinath Chaudhary, a ZP member from Dahanu, who claimed to be an eyewitness to the lynching in Palgar incident, on Monday alleged that the Kasa police did not fire any rounds in the air to disperse the 600-odd group of tribals, most of whom were drunk. Gaurav Singh, SP, Palghar has suspended API Anandrao Kale and PSI Sudhir Katare. Chaudhary said: “The main occupation of the tribals is farming. Some of them even work in the units in adjoining Dadra, Nagar and Haveli union territory. Some tribals own land, where they grow rice, jowar and other crops.” “With most industrial units closed owing to the lockdown, the tribals are finding it difficult to make ends meet,” said Vinod Nikole, an MLA from Dahanu. “The police should have taken steps to stop rumour mongering.”
The vegetables grown in Vasai, coveted by Mumbaikars for their freshness and quality, are rotting in the fields and small local growers are staring at mounting losses as the lockdown has caused the local market economy to collapse.
Nearly three lakh families, including those of migrant labourers, in Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation won't have to struggle for their daily meals during the lockdown, MLA Hitendra Thakur has assured, with his plan to provide basic rations to them.
The Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC), a highly-populated area of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), has not seen a single case of corona virus thus far.