Nagpur: In a bizarre incident, a police informant was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and also robbed of valuables worth Rs 41,000 by a drug peddler and his accomplices. Cops have mounted a hunt to nab the absconding accused. The victim had gone to dig up information regarding drug peddling in city. The incident took place in Nandanvan police jurisdiction on Monday.
According to police, the complainant Ashish Suresh Gaiki (31), resident of Jambodip Nagar near Ayodhya Nagar, who is reportedly a police informant, went to the accused drug peddler Madhu Agrawal between 11 am and 12.30 pm on Monday to unearth drug peddling in the city. A deal was struck between Ashish and the accused Madhu Agrawal for Rs 2 lakh. But since Rs 40,000 were short, Ashish told Rahul, a witness, to bring the money. As Rahul left the place, the accused Madhu Agrawal, on some pretext, took Ashish to a complex near Kohinoor Lawn in Vathoda.
At the complex, the accused Madhu Agrawal called his 2-3 accomplices. As soon the accomplices came, they attacked Ashish with wooden rods and inflicted injuries on his hand and leg. One of the accused whipped out a knife and stabbed Ashish on his leg. Moreover, the accused Madhu Agrawal took out his pistol and hit Ashish on head leaving him seriously injured. After attacking Ashish, the accused snatched his mobile phone, cash Rs 16,000 and a gold chain collectively worth Rs 41,000 and fled the spot.
Nandanvan API G J Valvi, based on complaint of Ashish Gaiki, booked the accused Madhu Agrawal and his unidentified accomplices under Section 384 of the IPC read with Sections 3+25, 4+25 of Arms Act and Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act. A hunt has been mounted to nab the absconding accused.