Whale washed ashore on Mumbai's Rajodi Beach

Whale washed ashore on Mumbai’s Rajodi Beach

Whale washed ashore on Mumbai’s Rajodi Beach

Villagers along the beach, near Rajodi Nala Sopara, gathered to try to push a stranded whale seven feet into crisis on the beach in shallow waters Thursday.

However, their attempts were in vain because the mammal has continued to be driven ashore by strong waves and died a few hours later.

According to residents, the whale was first seen around 1:30 pm at the beach and local fishermen who saw immediately gathered and began to try to push the mammal into the water, trying to help back into the deep water.

“The waves were too strong and it was very difficult for people approaching the whale in trouble. Nothing seemed to work, although at one point it seemed to have regained its path.

But within seconds, he was pushed by the waves and it was obvious that the whale was too weak to swim back, “a witness said.

James Rodrigues, a 51-year-old resident of Rajodi village, shared this at 15 hours, the whale lay lifeless on the beach.

“Even then, some people tried to push him back into the sea, but they might feel that he did not respond and realized that nothing could be done.

We all felt pain while a beautiful creature died, “he said, adding that upon seeing the whale, hordes of people, among locals and tourists, gathered on the beach.

According to him, they quickly decided to bury the whale while many people have started taking pictures and have asked for more people on the beach.

“We called the firefighters and, with the help of local people, a well was dug and buried the whale because we do not want a complaint or bad smell of the channel to spread,” Rodrigues said.

While the coast has witnessed several streams of marine species, such as turtles, dolphins, porpoises, talking about this latest incident, marine biologists said that, looking at various images on social networks, the female whale appeared to be a dwarf or Spermace a pygmy sperm whale.

Researcher Mihir Sule, a member of the Konkan Research Team for Cetaceans (KCRT) said that both species belong to the genus Kogia and should not be confused with sperm because it was a different family.

These whales are rare to see as they are extremely shy indeed, they also carry a layer of skin just behind the eye that looks like the gills of a shark.

“Although we had the information, I contacted the mangrove cell and talked to the officials and it was decided that we will visit the site on Friday to take tissue samples and we can also identify the exact species after further investigation to the Channel, “he said.

Meanwhile, Ketki Jog, who is also a researcher at KCRT, said that while acknowledging the efforts shown by people trying to push the whale into the sea, he was glad that the injured were not injured.

“The whale has clearly struggled and fortunately it accidentally hit any of the rescue crews, as such impacts could result in serious injuries.

Studies have shown that beached animals are weak and even if they are pushed back to the sea, they may soon land and die, “he said.

In Depth | Chip scam dries up: Thane Crime Branch busts a nationwide racket

In Depth | Chip scam dries up: Thane Crime Branch busts a nationwide racket


In Depth | Chip scam dries up: Thane Crime Branch busts a nationwide racket

In February this year, Ami Sheth, 35, has expressed concern on Facebook Live, a short supply of oil at a gas station in Charkop, she leaves or you know fuel rig could be a multi-million rupee scam With connections between several states.

On February 28, Sheth was launched on Facebook, claiming that despite asking for the full tank, the fuel gauge of his car was not so complete.

In May, a special task force of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police provoked a racquet from where fuel distribution units were falsified, resulting in reduced fuel supplies to customers. Their investigation revealed that the engineer said the fraud is based in the nearby city of Mumbai, Thane.

Thane police continued to follow the tracks provided by their UP counterparts and unearthed a racket that now faces several million rupees.

The probe revealed that the scam was in operation for 10 years, but neither clients nor government agencies have done so.

So far, Crime Directorate Thane has searched for 96 gasoline pumps in Maharashtra, of which 56 were found with software programs and 156 distribution units were sealed.

Police seized 195 Pulsar cards, sensors 22 cards, 71 cards and 61 gasoline control keypads in Maharashtra.

During the past two months, police arrested 23 people in Thane, eight of whom are owners and managers of different gasoline dispensers, 12 are technical distribution units of fuel manufacturing companies and three are engineers involved in the units Of software distribution.

According to police, the alleged brain of the scam – Vivek Shetye, 47 – was arrested in May of this year’s Dombivli in Thane crime brigade, and given that the UP Special Task Force (STF) for its alleged involvement in bombing Gasoline from the scam was stopped at the UP.

Shetye, a Master of Science (Electronic), would have provided microprocessors compatible with the software that control the fuel supply in remote control, UP, and other states. Thane police then took the Shetye Police watch to receive a further interrogation.

“For an ordinary man, or the oil companies, it is almost impossible to verify whether a unit was rigged,” said an official branch of the crime. “A common man could not evaluate that he was deceived by those involved in this racket, who are essentially technicians and engineers. Thane.

On July 12, Thane Crime Directorate arrested Prakash Nulkar, 49, Hubli, Karnataka. Nulkar is one of the defendants, who imported the original chips, fuel distribution units from China and then shipped the counterfeit chips in China, South Africa and Abu Dhabi. The police are investigating whether the racket was active in other countries as well.

After companies sell distribution units to a dealer, a private technician or employee of the company that manufactures the distribution unit approximates the dealer to help make extra money by controlling the fuel supply.

The control board connected to the distribution unit is then manipulated with an integrated circuit (IC) after connecting to a cable and a laptop, where the pirated and active program is loaded after entering a four-digit password. This program can be operated manually with a remote sensor.