Nagpur: In a backlash sort of reaction to double murder case in Jaripatka, a 200-strong mob hurled stones and also tried to burn the house of key accused Prashant Chamke near Khobragade Square, Samata Nagar in Jaripatka area on Monday. The enraged mob did not spare the cops and rained them with stones. The stoning left many policemen injured. The accused Prashant Chamke suffered damage to his house to the tune of Rs 2000.
Jaripatka police have booked over 200 people including three main accused Khinaram Ganpat Dharam (19) of Mangalmurti Nagar, Inesh ramu Turkar (19) and Raja Pandhari Wankhede, both of Samata Nagar under Sections 147, 148, 149, 353, 332, 427 of IPC raed with Sub-Section 135 of Mumbai Police Act. The 200-strong mob has also been charged with violating prohibitory orders promulgated under Section 37(A)(1) of Mumbai Police Act.
It is pertinent to recall that two brothers Imrat Rana and Puranmal Rana were murdered brutally by six members of two family after a tiff over domestic sewage water stagnation near their residences in Jaripatka area. Wife of one of the deceased brothers was also injured grievously. The accused were identified as Prashant Arjun Chamke (40), Geeta Prashant Chamke (31), Vandana Chamke (35), Jhanak Munnalal Tomaskar (45), Ankush Jhanak Tomaskar and brother-in-law of Jhanak Tomaskar. Cops had managed to arrest Prashant Chamke, his wife Geeta and Vandana Chamke and had launched a manhunt to nab three other accused.
The double murder sparked tension in the area with hundreds of irate residents gheraoing the Jaripatka Police Station and demanding immediate arrest of the accused. Sensing trouble, additional police force was summoned to the spot. Cops had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd who burnt tyres in an attempt to block traffic. A few persons reportedly suffered injuries in the lathi-charge. A large contingent of police force has been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident.
It is learnt that the key accused Prashant Chamke is a notorious criminal with a number of offences registered against him at various police stations. He was also externed. The Chamke family is involved in illegal brewing and sale of liquor in the area.