The excise department – one of the oldest departments of the state – is set to get its headquarters first time after its inception in 1878. The department plans to inaugurate the building by May. Till now, the department has been operating from the Old Custom House near Asiatic library in Mumbai.
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya alleged some police officials linked to CM Uddhav Thackeray killed Thane businessman Manusukh Hiran. National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the case and he will meet NIA officials for the same.
NCP leader Nawab Malik’s judicial custody on Friday was extended till May 20. Malik was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in February in connection with a case of money laundering against underworld don and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, in his detailed order granting bail to Independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana a special court on Friday said that while they ‘crossed the lines of freedom of speech and expression’ in their ‘blameworthy’ statements against the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, mere expression of derogatory or objectionable words is not a sufficient ground to invoke the Sedition Act.