Pune Crime | Police constable, six others arrested for kidnapping and ransom

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Pune : deccan express Pune Crime | In a shocking incident, one person was kidnapped and beaten after resisting to transfer the land papers for money taken from lenders on interest. Shirur police today arrested six people in this case, including a police constable from Pune city headquarters. The arrested (Pune Crime) accused were produced in court today and have been remanded in police custody till December 21.


Kiran Sopan Bhillare (age 35, resident of Bhillarwadi, Katraj, Pune), Manoj Dnyaneshwar Bhargude (age 32, resident of Ambegaon Fata, Dhankawadi, Pune), Anil Laxman Hagwane (age 33, resident of Sambhajinagar, Dhankawadi), Vishal Anil Jagtap (age-22 resident of Bhillarwadi, Katraj), Abhijeet Dattatraya Deshmukh (age-30 resident of Upper Indiranagar, Bibwewadi), Sandeep Chandrakant Pokharkar (age-24 resident of Sambhajinagar, Dhankawadi) were arrested.


Manoj Bhargude is a police constable at the Pune police headquarters. Ranjit alias Baju Payagude is absconding and police are searching for him. Nitin Kailas Pawar (33, resident of Takli Haji, Taluka Shirur) has lodged a complaint at Shirur Police Station.


What’s the case?

The plaintiff had taken Rs 15 lakh from Anil Hagwane for business in March 2018 at a 10% interest rate per month. At that time, Hagwane had taken a blank signed stamp of Rs 500 and 5 blank cheques. Till date, the plaintiff had paid an interest amount of Rs 10.50 lakh. He also borrowed Rs 9 lakh from accused Kiran Bhilare and paid Rs 60 thousand as interest.


Accused Hagwane and Bhilare demanded Rs 50 lakh from the plaintiff as principal and interest. If not paid, they insisted he transfer his 5 acres of farmland in their name. They also threatened to kill his wife and children if he did not write off the land. On Friday (December 17), the accused forcibly took the plaintiff out of the house, saying that they wanted to bring Kiran Bhilare’s vehicle. They brought him near the Shankar Maharaj Math in Dhankawadi, where police constable Manoj Bhargude verbally abused him and beat him, after which he was kept in a shed.


Shirur police arrested the six accused today and produced them in court. The court has remanded the accused to police custody till December 21. PSI Hanumant Padalkar of Shirur Police Station is conducting further investigation.


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