Nagpur: Sleuths of Crime Branch Unit-3, who had cracked Rs 2 lakh burglary and arrested the self-styled “Sadhu” who stole the cash from a woman’s car, were felicitated the victim woman. Acting swiftly on the clues, Crime Branch Unit 3 had zeroed in on the accused Shinde Maharaj and his two sons and recovered Rs 1.68 lakh from their possession. The incident had taken place opposite Daga Hospital on January 23.
The complainant, Hema alias Manda Ramesh Thawre (55), resident of Uday Nagar, Manewada Ring Road, had told police that she heard a ‘Sadhu’ named Shinde Maharaj (70), a native of Wardha, singing devotional songs in her locality. As he was not soliciting alms, Thawre called him to her house and offered tea. The ‘Sadhu’ told her that he was from Shegaon and cure chronic diseases. As she was suffering from Arthritis, she asked him to suggest some remedy. He suggested some medicines.
As Thawre wanted to purchase some electrical appliances for her newly renovated house and make payment to the building material supplier, she asked the ‘Sadhu’ to accompany her. They first drove to Sitabuldi and purchased medicines suggested by the ‘Sadhu.’ From there, they went to the electrical appliances shop in Gandhibag. The ‘Sadhu’ preferred to sit in the car that was parked near Daga Hospital. As she did not smell any foul play, she told him to take rest in the car. After diverting the attention of her driver, the so-called ‘Sadhu’ took away the packet containing Rs two lakh cash from the car. When Thawre returned, she was stunned to find the cash stolen and ‘Sadhu’ missing.
On the basis of her complaint, Tehsil API Mulani had booked the accused Shinde Maharaj under Section 379 of the IPC and hunted him.
Acting on a clue, sleuths of Crime Branch, armed with photo and mobile number of the accused, the Crime Branch had nabbed the accused Dadarao Shinde (70), his two sons Lalaji Dadarao Shinde (29) and Bhaurao Dadarao Shinde. Cops had recovered Rs 1.68 lakh out of stolen Rs 2 lakh.
Expressing her happiness over arrest of the accused and recovery of the amount, Hema Thawre vitited the office of Crime Branch Unit 3 and felicitated API Dnyneshwar Bhedodkar, constables Shailesh Thawre, Suresh Hingnekar, Shatrughna Kadu, Anil Dubey, NPCs Manish Bhonsale, Atul Davande, Shyam Kadu, Rahul Dhote, and Driver Firoze by offering them bouquets.