Nagpur: Crime Branch UNIT-V of city police on Monday busted a coal blackmarketing racket by arresting seven accused involved in the crime. Cops have seized 158.74 tonnes of coal and four trucks collectively worth over Rs 62.61 lakh.
The accused have been identified as Azhar Shaikh Inawat Shaikh (26), a resident of Tekdi Inder Colony No 6, Kanhan, Naseem Shaikh Rehmatullah Shaikh (39), a resident of Ward No 5, Dahegaon, Khaperkheda, Mangesh Dharamraj Thawre(26),a resident of Hanuman Nagar Tekdi, Kanhan, Rambahor Dwarkaprasad Choudhary (30), a resident of Jaribazar, Allahbad(UP), Ramchandra Ankush Mankar (41),a resident of Plot No 19,Saraswati Nagar, Dighori, Uday Shankar Singh (48), a resident of Nivrutti Nagar, Kalamna and Ramnarayan Thakur, a resident of Katol Road.
Acting on secret information, cops raided the area near Jai Bhole Weighing Bridge, Kapsi on Bhandara Road and arrested Azhar Shaikh, Naseem Shaikh and Mangesh Thawre and seized three trucks laden with 78.23 tonne coal. Police nabbed Rambahor Choudhary, Ramchandra Mankar and Uday Singh and seized 80.50 tonne coal worth Rs 4.02 lakh which they had purchased earlier. Investigation revealed that two trucks were loaded with coal at Godegaon Mines. One of the trucks was to unload the coal at Indorama Company, Butibori and the other was to be delivered at Narsinghpur. However, the drivers were illegally selling the coal to the private parties.
Kalamna ASI Surendra Tiwari, based on a complaint lodged by Anwar Saheb Khan (51) of Plot No. 583, Ambedkar Nagar, Dharampeth, booked the seven accused under Sections 379, 420, 406 and 34 of the IPC and placed them under arrest.
The arrests and seizure were made by API Pramod Ghonge, API Amol Kachore, PSI Sanjay Mishra, ASI Mahendra Dhote, head constables Rajesh Yadav, Prashant Lande, Mangesh Lande, Ajay Baghel, NPCs Namdeo Tekam, Sunil Thavkar, Anil Bawne, Ravi Shahu, Dinesh Chafelkar, Narendra Thakur, sepoys Pritam Thakur, Utkasrh Raut, driver Naved Sheikh, Amol Bhakte under the supervision of DCP (Detection) Nilesh Bharne and ACP (Crime) Sudhir Nandanwar.