DCP CRIME PANKAJ DAHANE, ACP SURESH BHONSALE, SR PI NITIN BHONSALE PATIL AND CRIME BRANCH UNIT 1 TEAM, WITH CASH AND WEAPON RECOVERED.
Pune 14 Sept 2017 (PCP NEWS DEVENDRA JAIN) : Intelligence of Police Constable Gajanan Sonune resulted fruitful for the fourth time, to nab “Most Wanted Interstate Dacoits” during detection of a major Dacoity happened in front of the Pune Police Headquarters, said DCP Crime Pankaj Dahane here this evening.
Dahane while speaking with PCP News Correspondent said that, on 14 sept 2017, a businessman was robbed with 31 lakh rupees cash near the police headquarter, in his complaint he had mentioned that while passing through the police headquarter a Scorpio Jeep with Red Beacon on the top of the vehicle stopped his vehicle, one person in Police uniform entered his car and carried him towards Pune Mumbai Highway along with the Scorpio behind, when the complainant asked the person, he threatened him and asked to keep mum, both the vehicles stopped near Talegaon Dabhade and on gunpoint other persons looted 31 lakh rupees of the complainant unhurt and fled from the spot. The person immediately went to nearby police station, where the incident was narrated to the officer, looking to the seriousness of the incident immediately it was informed to SP Pune Rural Suez Haque. As the incident happened in Pune, Haque asked his officer to escort the complainant to the concerned Chaturshingi Police Station where the complaint was registered, said Dahane.
Dahane further said that it was a challenge to us as the incident happened in-front of police headquarters, so along with the local police station many teams of Crime Branch were trying to detect this offence. Since the Dacoity happened in front of Police Headquarter, it was a challenge for us. Our Crime Branch Unit 1 Senior Police Inspector Mr Nitin Bhonsale Patil and his team were behind the culprits, Police constable Gajanan Sonune who is found to be a master in previous critical detection’s had taken the task and assure all of us that he will nab these accused in short time. Since the investigation was facing many problems, as no clue was found to reach up-to these culprits, but Sonune after verifying the CC TV footage many times, he noticed some inputs which may lead to nab the accuse, he immediately informed the strategy to Add C P Pradeep Deshpande and myself. On the direction the unit 1 team with the help of Unit 3 headed towards Kothrood where two accuse were nabbed with the Scorpio used in this offence, said Dahane.
ACp Suresh Bhonsale also added that both the accuse were brought to crime branch where they confessed about the crime and their Gang, which is having around 8 members and habitual of committing such offence in which cash is transported, in each offence the modes is found to be same, they use vehicle with red beacon and police uniform besides this they also mentioned about various crimes committed in Karnataka, Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujrat, and they are “Most Wanted” in many states. They were identified as Suraj alias Surya Kanubhai Rathod of 34, from Deu Daman, Kamlesh Kanubhai Ghodi of 26, from Valsad, In their confession they said that after committing the offence in Pune they looted a person with his car and 80 Lakh rupees at Navsari, Gujrat. Accuse Suraj also said that, Anil alias Mama Ramachandra Adhav of 42 from Phaltan, Satara now resided at Diu Daman, is the “Mastermind” with Pappu Yadav alias Bihari and Naresh Nattu Gamit of 38 from Pithadara, Tapi, and more three, who all are absconding, said Bhonsale.
Senior Police Inspector Nitin Bhonsale Patil said that till now we have recovered 21 lakh rupees cash, and Scorpio jeep along with 2 Airguns, total property recovered is worth 31 lakh rupees and further investigation is continued in which many interstate offence might be detected and the absconding will be arrested in short time. PI Dhananjay Kapre, API Dinesh Patil, Harshal Kadam, ASI Rajaram Surve,Constable Gajanan Sonune, Sachin Jadhav, Ashok Mane, Prakash Lokhande,Raju Pawar, Kailash Giri, Vijaysinh Vasave, Prashant Gaikwad, Mohan Yelpale, Mehboob Mokashi, Rizwan Jenedi, Umesh Kate, Subhash Pingle, Surendra Adhav, Sudhakar Mane, Tushar Khadke, Srikant Waghavle, Irfan Momin and Imran Sheikh, were on field.
Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla declared reward for the whole team for this good detection. PCP/DJ 18 30