Mumbai news today LIVE updates: Mumbai records over 400 Covid-19 cases for third day in row, 3 deaths in last 24 hours

Meanwhile, invoking terror charges under the UAPA, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday submitted its chargesheet against 10 accused, including dismissed Mumbai Police API Sachin Waze and retired ACP Pradeep Sharma, for allegedly planting gelatin sticks in an SUV near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani — and the murder days later of Thane resident Mansukh Hiran, who had been using the vehicle and had reported its theft.

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On the other hand, Varavara Rao on Friday sought extension of his medical bail and permission to shift to his residence at Hyderabad in Telangana before the Bombay High Court, citing ill health and high expenses in Mumbai. Rao, arrested in the Elgaar Parishad case in 2018, was granted medical bail by the HC in February for six months.

Over the last two days, Juhu and Versova, the city’s two most popular beaches were once again covered with sticky black tarballs that also gave off a foul smell. The BMC removed 18 tonne or 18,000 kg of tar balls from the two beaches on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the carcass of a finless porpoise covered in oil had also washed ashore on Juhu beach.