Published On : Tue, Jan 3rd, 2017

Crime shadow got bigger & bigger in 2016

The Crime Shadow in 2016 in the Second Capital City of Nagpur got bigger and bigger with Opposition terming the Orange City as “emerging Crime Capital.” 58 murders, 51 attempts to murder, 200 robberies including 89 chain-snatchings, 2050 burglaries including 577 house-breakings, 1006 vehicle thefts, 107 rapes, 325 kidnappings. Period: 8 months from January to August 2016. And more was to come as the year nudged ahead. In all 6379 crimes of different nature including the abovementioned were reported in the period. Despite concerted drive against helmetless rides, spate of accidents claimed dozens and dozens lives. The year also witnessed new Commissioner of Police taking the reins. A number of gangsters, hardcore goons were booked under stringent MCOCA.

The overall 2016 picture in snippets:


Senior architect Eknath Nimgade shot dead

Nimgade Murder Case
An unidentified scooter-borne assailant fired eight bullets from close range on architect and valuer Eknath Nimgade, in his 70s, on Lal Imli Road near Central Avenue. A former union minister and two prominent builders are under scanner for the murder which the police believe is contract killing over a dispute about a property on Wardha Road worth nearly 200 crore. Eknath succumbed to his wounds around noon in Mayo Hospital.

As the city cops were found clueless, Nimgade murder probe handed over to CBI


Youth murdered on New Year eve in Kotwali area

The New Year eve turned bloody as a 24-year old youth was murdered brutally by unidentified assailant(s) in Kotwali area on December 31st night. The reason behind the ghastly murder could not be ascertained. The deceased has been identified as Dheeraj alia Khatya Mukesh Kamble (24). The bloody incident occurred around 11.30 pm when Dheeraj was returning home. He was accosted by the unidentified assailant(s) near Lokanchi Shala compound wall on the way and attacked with sharp-edged weapons. Dheeraj was stabbed on chest and stomach and died on the spot.

Murder for Kite : 9 youths arrested in Sakkardara

Sakkardhara Murder
As many as 9 people were arrested in connection with the murder of a 30 year old youth Shekhar Damodar Vadatkar.The crime was reportedly committed after a petty fight over the flown down kite which fumed to a serious spat at the NIT ground in front of Bajaj Building in Ashirwad Nagar. Shockingly all of the arrested accused were under 20 years of age. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-IV) this murder can be termed as a “crime of passion” as the murder was committed in a fit of rage and as a revenge for roughing up a boy who raised claim over kite.

Second murder within 12 hours rocks city

Shailesh Kangale copy
It was a second murder within 12 hours. An old dispute which had died a slow death got renewed at a funeral and attempt to come to a compromise only led to murder of one while the other was injured seriously. According to sources, the deceased is identified Shailesh Rambhau Kangale (21).

Notorious goon gunned down in busy Gokulpeth Market

Sachin Somkuwar Murder
In a brazen act, a notorious goon was gunned down by 5-6 assailants in the busy Gokulpeth Fish Marke apparently in a revenge act. Reports suggest that an accomplice of Sachin too was injured critically in the attack and is being treated at a private hospital. The deceased Sachin Dudhya used to drive auto earlier and was “busy” in criminal activities as well.

Krishna Khopde’s sons get in drunken brawl at Cloud7 Bar, friend killed

Deceased Shubham Mahakalkar

Deceased Shubham Mahakalkar

A minor fight that began at Cloud 7 bar on Shankar Nagar Square turned into an ugly scuffle leading to the gruesome murder of a 21 year old youth. The sensation grew bigger as the news spread of involvement of both the sons of sitting BJP MLA Krishna Khopde – Rohit and Abhijit Khopde in the scuffle. The deceased told the friend of Rohit and Abhijit have been identified as Shubham Mahakalkar, 21, resident of Mahal. Sources informed that both Rohit and Abhijit Khopde were partying at Cloud 7 bar on Sunday night along with their 9-10 friends. After they were done with drinking and dinner, the bill came up. The duo asked for the discount which the bar owner Sunny flatly refused. This led to the wordy spat between Sunny and Abhijit. The fight turned so heated that both the enraged Khopde brothers hit Sunny with wine bottle, injuring him badly. Another accomplice of Khopde brothers Akshay Arun Khandare, 21, resident of Satranjipura also beat up Sunny. Meanwhile, Sunny called up his friends who chased Khopde brothers and their friends and entered into a fresh encounter at Laxmi Bhavan square, just few metres from the bar. Sunny’s friends attacked Khopde brothers and their friends with rods, hockey sticks and sharp edged weapons. The deceased Shubham Mahakalkar who also accompanying them got grievously injured in the incident and died on the spot. Most of the others including Rohit and Abhijit were also injured in the scuffle.Later a case of counter attack involving murder was registered against Sunny and his accomplices.

Four murders rattle city

The deceased are identified as Nilesh alias Bagga Kaurti, Luvpreet Kaur Mohar, Harish Bawne and Pankaj alias Golu Murli Tiwari.

The deceased are identified as Nilesh alias Bagga Kaurti, Luvpreet Kaur Mohar, Harish Bawne and Pankaj alias Golu Murli Tiwari.

Crime situation has gone from bad to worse in Nagpur. The alarming trend can be gauged from the fact that as many as 4 incidents of murder have been reported at different places in the city in 24 hours. The deceased include Nilesh alias Bagga Kaurti, Lavpreet Kaur Mohar, 32, Pankaj alias Golu Munna Tiwari and Harish Bawne. Police have registered cases against 5 accused in the incidents.

Manappuram Gold heist

Manappuram Gold
Despite the CCTVs capturing the faces of robbers at Manappuram Gold Loan Branch in Jaripatka, law has not reached them as yet. Six “masked” men stormed the finance company office and looted over 30 kg of gold worth Rs 9 crore at gun-point. Considering the seriousness of the crime, the DCP Abhinash Kumar made Jaripatka Police Station his “home” and was sitting there since 8 am and guiding the investigation into the daring heist. Customers as well as police were at a loss to imagine that despite ‘deposit’ of gold in crores no security measures worth the name were in place at Manappuram. According to details, the six men entered the Manappuram Gold Loan Branch around 3.30 pm on Wednesday and first took the woman peon Sandhya Shende hostage. Later, the assailants carrying firearms held nine persons, including staff of Manappuram and customers, as hostage for about 20 minutes at the firm’s Bheem Chowk branch, near Jaripatka Police Station. The absence of security guards only made the heist easy for them.The woman employee Sandhya Shende is learnt to have opened the channelled gate for one of the accused, who posed as a depositor to gain entry. The man covered his face once he went inside the firm. Police are examining the CCTV footage from nearby shops and other premises to gauge their movement in the locality, and have not ruled out the possibility of involvement of an inter-state gang. The robbers forced all staffers and customers into the strong room. The heist went on for at least 20 minutes, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhinash Kumar. The management of Manappuram Finance Ltd said the interest of their customers and security of their gold jewellery was their first priority. “We confirm that the gold stolen from the branch is fully insured and our customers will not be put to any loss on this account.”

Tanker with 22000 liters of LDO oil stolen, 3 arrested

A gang of four crooks took away a 12-wheeler truck-tanker containing 22,000 liters of LDO oil collectively worth Rs 20 lakh belong to a Mumbai company. However, city police succeeded in tracing the truck and arrested three of the gang members. Hunt is on to nab the fourth accused.

Cops crack six house-breaking cases in Pratapnagar; one arrested

Cops crack six house-breaking cases in Pratapnagar theft
Armed with the CDR of a mobile phone and subsequent processing of the data, the Pratapnagar police took custody of a suspect Satish alias Nanu Dhanraj Pancheshwar (27) from Bhandara Jail and subjected him to intense questioning. The grilling of the accused Satish revealed that he was involved in six cases of house-breaking in different areas. The accused Satish too confessed the crime. Thereafter, the cops recovered 92 grammes of gold, one Sony camera and a cell phone collectively worth Rs 2.22 lakh from the possession of the accused.

Dacoity accused nabbed after 12 years of crime by rural cops

lcb dt 22-02-2016
An accused in a dacoity case, absconding since the past 12 years, was nabbed by the Crime Branch of Nagpur Rural Police. The accused has been identified as Shankar Shyamlal Shahu (33), resident of Kumbhar Toli but now residing at present at Vijay Nagar, Kalamna. Cops were on the trail of the accused since 2004. Acting on a tip-off, cops laid a trap and at Kalamna residence of the accused and waited in ambush. As soon as the accused Shankar Shahu arrived at his residence, the waiting cops nabbed the absconding accused.

Swindlers go on duping spree, pocket over Rs 33 lakh in five cases of cheating

Swindlers went on duping spree in city as five cases of frauds were reported involving money to the tune of over Rs 33 lakh. The victims included a flat owner, a bank, job seekers, loan seekers etc. No arrests have been made in any of the cheating cases. In the first case, three con persons connived with each other and prepared a bogus sale agreement of Flat No 101, Sai Taj Apartment, Mauza Borgaon. Armed with the forged sale agreement, the three accused approached Central Bank of India, Gittikhadan Branch and procured a loan of Rs 12 lakh. Moreover, the three fraudsters also broke open lock of the flat and took possession of the property forcibly. This way the three accused duped the flat owner as well as the bank. In another cyber crime, two unidentified tricksters relieved a 42-year old man Deepak Jivanlal Mojwani of Satranjipura, Itwari, by pilfering Rs 98,000 from his account in HDFC Bank, Kingsway Branch, through netbanking. Similarly, a 26-year old youth Santosh Lalkhe Shaha, and his friend were approached by a father-son duo Suryaprakash Garg and Pralay Suryaprakash Garg. The father-son duo promised Santosh and his friend jobs in Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). After trapping them in their design, the two accused took Rs 14.15 lakh in return for the jobs. Santosh and his friend were neither provided with jobs nor their money returned by the father-son duo. In another fraud, three women fraudsters Ayesh Mehra, Vandana Mehra, Neeru and their accomplices were contacted by Milind Sevakram Vijewar (30) of Shiv Vihar Colony, Date Layout, after reading an advertisement in newspapers. The ad had promised loans under Jan Dhan scheme. The three accused women “assured” Milind Vijewar that a loan of Rs 10 lakh could be given to him through Met Life Finance Cooperative Ltd. In return the accused took Rs 11,250 from Milind in the name of completing formalities. In the fifth case of fraud, Rama Dilip Sasane (40) of Sainagar, Hingna Road, and other women were duped to the tune of Rs 6 lakh for receiving loans. The three accused Sanjay Sadashiv Sardar, his wife and Krushna Santosh Baghel (36) approached Rama and other women and promised them a loan of Rs 10 lakh each from Gram Udyog, Sadar. For facilitating the loan, the accused usurped Rs 6 lakh from Rama and other women. The loan was not given nor the Rs 6 lakh returned by the three accused.

Gitanjali Jewellery store staffers siphon gold worth Rs 70 lakh

Representational Pic

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In a case that has sent shock waves among the jewellers of the city, four employees of a jewellery shop siphoned Rs 70 lakh jewellery which was meant for delivery to clients over a period of time. The accused were employed with Gitanjali Jewellers Retail Limited situated at Gandhi Putla Squaree. The company had handed over 2,397 gm of ready gold ornaments to the four accused between October 15, 2015 and January 28, 2016 to be delivered to customers on order. The ornaments, it is learnt, are worth 70,13,592. Addicted as they were to cricket betting, the accused, instead of delivering the ornaments to customers, mortgaged these with a finance company and whatever money they got from it, they used it for pursuing their desires.


Nitika Pharma Tragedy : MD, 2 Sr. Managers arrested, granted bail

Investigations accelerated in the deadly fire that broke out at Nitika Pharmaceuticals claiming 6 lives and injuring 19 others.The managing director Ravleen Khurana was arrested along with senior manager (operations) Deepak Rathod and senior manager (maintenance) Prashant Subhedar. The bail was furnished with a personal bond of Rs15,000 each. Mujawar said that the offence was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ashish Pankule after his brother Sandip succumbed to burn injuries sustained in the devastating fire that took place. Subsequently, the police also approached the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, its fire department and Nagpur Improvement Trust and sought their opinion. Already, the police have sought expert opinion by approaching directorate of industrial safety (DIS) and health and joint directorate (boilers).

Cop, ATM guard hurt in blast caused by fire at a tyre shop in Wadi

A police constable and security guard of an ATM centre were injured in an explosion caused by a raging fire in a tyre shop. Both the cop and guard had gone to the tyre shop to douse the fire has been booked on the charges of negligence for not installing any firefighting tools at the shop. On February 10 around 0200 hours, the police constable Nitin Namdevrao Khobe (36), attached to Wadi Police Station, was on patrolling duty. During patrolling, the cops noticed smoke billowing from the tyre shop named Shubham Tyre, situated at Bazaar Square. Nitin Khobe and Harikant Mishra, the security guard of nearby Andhra Bank ATM, rushed to douse the flames. Suddenly, an explosion ripped through the tyre shop and smashed its shutter and thus injured both of them. The constable Nitin and the guard were rushed to Dande Hospital at Ravinagar Square.

New top cop:
Dr K Venkyatesham takes charge as new Commissioner of Police

Dr K Venkyatesham takes charge as new CP (2)
The newly appointed Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkyatesham was welcomed by the outgoing Commissioner Sharda Prasad Yadav. The new top cop of city held discussions with police officials over a slew of important issues and later reached Police Gymkhana. Dr Venkyatesham discussed the police issues with senior officials. Notably, Dr K Venkyatesham, a 1988 IPC Batch officer, was appointed Commissioner of Police in place of Sharda Prasad Yadav who is taking charge as Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) in Mumbai. Earlier, Dr Venkyatesham was holding the post of Additional Director General of Police (Training and Special Units).

IPS shuffling sees new faces in Nagpur

Ravindra Shisve
Right at the advent of New Year, Maharashtra side of officers from Indian Police Services saw a minor reshuffle with some new shifting seen in Nagpur too. The latest round of IPS transfers include arrival of new Additional Commissioner of Police in the city. Ravindra Shisve who was DCP Zone 1, Mumbai would be now posted in Nagpur city as additional commissioner of police at Nagpur.

Navinchandra Reddy transferred to Nagpur as Zone-2 DCP, Sachin Patil special branch DCP

In a fresh round of transfers in police department, the state government had transferred about 69 officials in many cities including Nagpur. Navinchandra Reddy, Superintendant of Police in Aurangabad has been transferred to Nagpur as new Deputy Commissioner of Police in Zone-2. Similarly Thane DCP Sachin Patil has been transferred as Special Branch (cadre post) in Nagpur. Gadchiroli’s Upper SP Pranay Ashok will now be serving as Ratnagiri SP.
Jumbo move: 30 APIs, 59 PSIs transferred within city.

Accidents 2016

Speeding Bolero knocks police constable dead at Law College Square

A Police Constable, attached to Tehsil Police Station, was knocked dead by a speeding Bolero vehicle near Law College Square. The driver of the killer vehicle has been arrested. The deceased, Rajkumar Divakar Phule (49), was proceeding towards Ahimsa Square from Coffee House Square on his motorcycle y. When Rajkumar reached near Law College Square midway, the Bolero car (MH-49/D 0486), driven recklessly by Ramu Chunnilal Punde (27) rammed into his motorcycle with forceful impact. As a result, Rajkumar suffered grievous injuries and was immediately taken to Sengupta Hospital by nearby people. However, he succumbed to the injuries around 1.30 pm while undergoing treatment.

23 passengers hurt as two ST buses collide near Kondhali Nagpur

At least 23 passengers were injured, three of them seriously, after two ST buses smashed into each other on Saturday morning. The mishap occurred five kms away from Kondhali. The two MSRTC buses, Katol-Wardha and Kondhali-Saoner, collided head-on with forceful impact. The collision left the two buses badly damaged with the right sides (driver sections) blown away.The seriously injured passengers were rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital for treatment while the slightly hurt passengers were taken to Primary Health Centre, Kondhali.

Car hits 2 bike-borne cops, trailer runs over them at Mhalgi Nagar, One loses leg
One of the two policemen riding on a bike lost his leg after a speeding car hit them, and the trailer approaching from behind ran over them, near Mhalgi Nagar Square on Friday. Another cop also got injured in the accident. Both the policemen are identified as Sudhakar Fattuji Katole, 48 and Nitin Yerpude. The trailer driver too fled the spot leaving his vehicle behind.Police sources informed that Traffic Department constable Sudhakar Katole was accompanied by Police constable Yerpude while approaching from Mhalgi Nagar square towards Uday Nagar square on their two wheeler (no. MH-31/CS-1749).Meanwhile, an unidentified car hit them from behind, leading them to fall. Before the two could get up, they were crushed under the wheels of a trailer approaching from behind. Katole was grievously injured as the trailer ran over his legs.

Stunt proves fatal for a young motorcyclist near Futala Lake
Trying to pull off a stunt proved fatal for a 20-year-old boy as his motorcycle met with an accident near Futala Lake. Another youth is injured seriously and admitted to a private hospital. The incident took place at the turning near Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU). at 6.30 am on his Duke motorcycle (MH-34/AW 3211) along with a friend named Pranay.. The crash left Aniket critically injured and he died on the spot. According to eyewitness account, the deceased Aniket Hiranwar was riding his motorcycle in great speed and haphazard manner as well in an act of stunt. And when the truck came in front of him, it was beyond control of Aniket to stop his bike and he rammed the heavy vehicle head-on. Kartik who was riding pillion was also injured and admitted to a private hospital.

Marathi singer Gayatri Kanitkar dies in car crash in Nagpur-Hyderaway Highway

Noted Marathi classical singer Gayatri Kanitkar (40) met a tragic end in a road accident at Dongargaon, She was travelling with her husband Makrand (45), who was behind the wheels, escaped with minor injuries. Gayatri, was killed on the spot after sustaining multiple skull fractures as their sedan rammed a stationary trailer from behind between 3am and 3.15am. It is learnt that Gayatri’s motionless body was stuck in the mangled vehicle which had to be pulled out after much efforts. The couple, residents of Swavalambi Nagar, was returning from Nanded where Gayatri had gone to conduct an examination. The left side of the car dashed against the rear portion of the truck that did not have any tail or parking light, radium reflectors or any other precautionary signs. The driver of the truck, Mahesh Kumar Thakur, fled from the spot after the incident without informing anyone.

Important events:

Panchpaoli PSI Gawande attempts suicide after ACB nabs him red-handed at his home

In an early morning sensation, an Police Sub Inspector identified as Manish Gawande tried to commit suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver while he was being arrested by anti-corruption bureau sleuths for demanding bribe. Earlier it was learnt that Gawande fired at ACB sleuths who had caught him red-handed and were trying to arrest him. Later ACB clarified that it was an attempt to kill self and as his wife pulled his hand, it eventually misfired. The led to the speculation that Gawande fired at ACB team, however this was not the case. Gawande had reportedly demanded a huge sum from a complainant who had approached him to resolve his matter.

Rathis, Promoters of Maven Industries booked by CBI for criminal conspiracy and fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a charge sheet in the court of a special judge in a Nagpur-based case. Two directors of city’s Maven Industries — Ashok Rathi and Kishore Rathi — had booked along with two executive directors (ED) of UCO Bank by CBI for criminal conspiracy and fraud. A loan granted to the company by ignoring norms is reported to have led to a loss of Rs 36 crore to the bank. It is learnt that the company submitted fake documents related to the company’s sales to secure the loan. The money received from the bank was also allegedly siphoned off by Maven Industries’ promoters. Two officers of general manager rank — A V Kulkarni and Harirahan Krishnamurthy — were also booked in the case. A FIR was registered in Maven Industries case on March 31, 2015.

Couple tricks & robs many women in the name of securing MUDRA Yojana loans

Seeking to cash in on the mad rush by the prospective entrepreneurs to secure easy loans from Prime Minister’s MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana, a husband-wife duo tricked and robbed a woman to the tune of Rs 12 lakh. The accused couple has been booked. After trapping in their game-plan, the accused husband-wife duo took a total of Rs 11.90 lakh from Draupadi and other women members of the Bachat Gat. However, forget the loans from the MUDRA Yojana, the accused couple did not return the money taken from Draupadi and others. 420, 34 of IPC against the accused couple and investigating the matter further.

Cops crackdown on thriving sex trade in newer areas

Alerted by the Nagpur Today report on the thriving prostitution profession being carried out slyly at the stretch from Laxmi Talkies to Anand Talkies in city, the higher police officials to the matter seriously and ordered a crackdown on the flesh trade. A team of Crime Branch’s Social Security Wing led by Police Inspector Deepak Khobragade and Dhantoli Police Station personnel raided the place and apprehended three women. The cops also launched a hunt to nab others involved in the crime. In a highly concealed operation, Nagpur Today has conducted a detailed investigation on the city’s thriving sex trade and found out shocking results. It is learnt that more women from the considerably dignified families have now landed into prostitution owing to the lure of making quick money. The recent spurt in city’s crime rate has something, if not everything, to do with this trend. The unabated rise in unorganized sex operatives has signalled the crime situation in the city. Sources said the most of the sex rackets are running on freewill just because of the alleged connivance with the cops. Nagpur Today correspondents visited few areas of the city and were shocked to see what fell before their eyes. Every morning from 11 am to 6 pm, the stretch from Laxmi Talkies to Anand Talkies under Sitabuldi police station turns into a platform for ‘display’. Young girls routinely crowd this place in search of their ‘prospective’. Another shocking fact that glaringly comes out of this scene is that most of these women belong to good middle class families. They reportedly leave home on the pretext of going to work which they usually project as working in some clinic, fetching lunch boxes and similar other odd jobs except the real one….’The explosive report apparently woke up the city cops with a jolt and forced to act in a tougher way.

Gangster Goldie and accomplice booked under MCOCA
SSB Cops bust sex racket at Sitabuldi lodge, arrest two men
4200-page chargesheet filed against Bajaj couple in disproportionate assets case

Deepak Bajaj, secretary of Sindhu education society

Deepak Bajaj, secretary of Sindhu education society

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed a 4200-page chargesheet against Deepak Bajaj, Secretary of Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Sindhu Education Society and his wife Veena Bajaj in disproportionate assets case. Deepak Bajaj has been charged with luring the aspirants with jobs and collecting huge money from them. During the raid, cash of Rs 32 lakh and huge stock of gold ornaments were seized from the premises. Out of Rs 36 lakh cash, Deepak Bajaj could provide account of Rs 18 lakh. Later on September 27, the ACB again swooped on Bajaj’s residence and seized Rs 14 lakh in cash. The chargesheet mentions misappropriation of Rs 408 crore by the Bajaj couple. Adv Kailash Dodani and Adv Kamal Sutuja represented Deepak Bajaj and Veena Bajaj respectively while Special Public Prosecutor Dubey appeared for the State. On November 12 last, Deepak Bajaj had surrendered before ACB and later he was sent to jail on magisterial custody remand. Veena Bajaj was also in jail but was released on bail.

Stock of hazardous Slice, Pepsi cold drinks seized by FDA, trader booked

Pepsi Seized by FDA
A trader dealing in cold drinks was booked by Jaripatka police on the charges of selling branded cold drinks despite expiry of dates and thus posing grave health hazards to the consumers. A stock of hazardous Slice and Pepsi bottles worth Rs 8.19 lakh has been seized from the possession of the accused trader. The raiding FDA squad found the trader possessing an expired stock of Slice and Pepsi cold drinks worth Rs 8.19 lakh for the purpose of sale. The ‘poisonous’ cold drinks could have posed serious health hazards of unprecedented magnitude to the consumers.

Cops raid posh flat in Gokulpeth Market, bust sex racket, two boys arrested
Now, WhatsApp group to help track down wanted goons hiding in hotels/lodges
Rape of 14-year old girl comes to light naturally, accused man booked

Sex racket in Dhantoli

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A lewd man has been booked on the charges of raping a 14-year old frequently over a period of three months. The heinous crime came to light when the girl became pregnant. The accused has been identified as Chandrashekhar Tabhane. The accused, taking advantage of the girl being alone in her Mankapur house, raped her on 1.4.2015. Thereafter, the accused Chandrashekhar Tabhane, exploited the minor girl physically till 1.7.2015. The smutty crime resulted in the girl becoming pregnant. However, the pregnancy came to light at seventh month.

60-yr old pervert man rapes 5-year old girl in Nandanvan
In an outrageous incident, a 60-year old pervert man raped a 5-year old girl on the pretext of showing her a rabbit. Between 2.30 pm and 3 pm, the accused Ataullah Pathan (60), resident of Nandanvan are lured the 5-year old neighbouring girl on the pretext of showing her a rabbit. When the girl went to the accused Ataullah’s house, he raped her ashamedly.

Three incidents of looting and theft reported in 24 hours
Three incidents of theft and burglary were reported in the last 24 hours. The first incident occurred in Ambazhari Police Station. On February 23, two unidentified youth of the age group of 20-22 years snatched the shoulder bag from a lady. The second incident occurred in Sonegaon area, behind Rajaram Nagar, at the site of Petrol Pump at Chinchbhavan Pump House MIHAN, Metro Project area some unidentified persons stole Rs 1, 62, 540/- from a man. The third incident occurred in MIDC area. On Hingna Road in Nildo area, new construction work is on. The victim had locked the control room of the company and had left late in the night of February 22, 2016. On February 23, 2016, when he entered the company, some unidentified thieves had stolen some instruments worth Rs 80,000/- from the control room.

Four arrested for gang raping Standard IX school girl
Arun Gawli granted furlough to meet family
Don Arun Gawli
Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, who is serving life imprisonment in a murder case, filed a petition. He was convicted for the murder of Sena MLA Kamalakar Jamsandekar and given life imprisonment by a sessions court in Mumbai on August 3, 2012 along with 11 others. Special Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act court (MCOCA) judge Prithviraj Chavan while pronouncing the judgement had also imposed a fine of Rs 17 lakhs on Gawli, failing which he would have to undergo an additional three-year imprisonment. It was further argued that, on earlier occasion when he was released on parole on account of his son’s marriage, he has not indulged in any illegal activities and he had surrendered on his own on due date of surrender.

Facing MCOCA heat, dreaded gangster Ambekar surrenders to cops
Cruel act: 2-day baby boy found thrown in Nag Nadi in Kalamna area
Absconding accused in Pintu Shirke murder case nabbed after 14 years

Gangster Ambekar Surrender
Absconding since the past 14 years, the key accused in Pintu Shirke murder case was apprehended by sleuths of Crime Branch here on Monday. Nimbarte was involved in the sensational murder of Pintu Shirke in the premises of District Court (Nyay Mandir) in 2002. The killing was outcome of a property dispute. Nimbarte was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Sessions Court. The High Court too had upheld the judgement. In the meanwhile, Nimbarte was released on parol but jumped the parole and since then went absconding.

Vehicle of India News bureau chief attacked at his residence in Nagpur
Few unidentified elements stormed Renuka Vihar apartment in Ajni in the dark of night on Saturday and ransacked the vehicle of journalist Rajesh Tiwari, bureau chief of a news channel India News. His WagonR car parked in the apartment was reportedly damaged with stones as the windshield and rest of the car was badly damaged.

Talking to Nagpur Today Tiwari dubbed the act as handiwork of few anti social elements who were out to gag freedom of expression. He doubted the attack could be the outcome of his views against JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar.

City records 5 accidental death cases in 24 hours
Five cases of accidental deaths were reported in different areas of city in 24 hours. The deceased include three men and two women.
In the first incident, 35-year old Sunita Sunil Bansod, resident of Minimata Nagar, Kalamna, received serious burn injuries when the stove she was cooking food exploded. The leaping flames engulfed Sunita and she received severe burn injuries.
A young man, Mangesh Balkrishna Wane (33) of Balkrishna Nagar, Besa Road, suddenly collapsed at about 3 am of Friday while distributing sharbat at Manewada Square on the occasion of Ram Navami.

In another incident, 48-year old Ambadas Tanaji Duble, native of Warora, Chandrapur, was travelling in a bus. Suddenly Ambadas took ill and as his condition deteriorated, other passengers of the bus took him to GMCH around 7.30 pm on Friday.
A 70-year old woman named Deepali Dilip Kolharkar, was found lying dead in bathroom of her house.
Maroti Dashrath Dekate (35) committed suicide by hanging to ceiling of his house with the help of a ‘dupatta’.
Network of CCTV cameras to keep a close watch on criminals in Itwari area

City police to soon have new Zone V for better policing

The Second Capital City of Nagpur will soon have a new zone the Zone V the proposal of which has been forwarded to Director General of Police (DGP). Notably, three rural police stations namely Old Kamptee, New Kamptee and Hingna have been merged with Nagpur Commissionerate hence the new zone is being created for better policing in the city. Moreover, a couple of new police stations, Mankapur and Shantinagar. The proposal was approved and a new Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and two officers of ACP level are likely to be posted to handle the new zone. The new zone will have the two Kamptee police stations as well as Kalamna, Yashodhara Nagar and Koradi police stations.

Nagpur City Police secure first conviction under Information Technology Act
City Police secured first ever conviction under InformationTechnology (IT) Act, 2000 with Additional Sessions Judge G P Sirsat sentencing Ajay Shalilcram Gajbhiye (40) to nine years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for uploading obscene video clippings of a young college girl by preparing her fake ID on a social networking site. A resident of Vaishnav Devi Nagar, Kamptee Road, Gajbhiye was also sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for the. According to prosecution, the 26-year-old girl was studying in a college in MIDC area. Between January 2010 and January 26, 2012, Gajbhiye befriended her. After developing intimacy with the girl, Gajbhiye took her to a hotel. He offered her cold drink mixed with some sedative. When she felt drowsy, he removed clothes and prepared her obscene video clip-ping. After taking her into confidence, Gajbhiye procured password of her Facebook account and uploaded the video clipping. When she came to know about the video clipping, she deactivated her Facebook account immediately. Gajbhiye then created her fake account on Facebook and again uploaded the obscene clipping on it. Finally, the girl lodged a complaint with the police.

Ranjit Safelkar booked for illegally possessing imported Pistol, cartridges

The Old Kamptee police seized a pistol, live cartridges and fake stamp papers from the vehicle of the vice-president of Kamptee municipal council Ranjit Safelkar. On finding that the licence of the seized pistol was also forged, the police slapped offences on Safelkar under Arms Act for illegal possession of weapons and and also booked him for fraudulent activities.

Rape convict walks out of prison free by topping in yoga exam in Nagpur
An inmate of Nagpur Central Prison who was convicted of rape got a chance of walking out of prison free before his scheduled term of release only because he topped the Yoga examinations conducted by the Maharashtra Prisons Department. The jail authorities reduced the sentence of prisoners who scored good marks in yoga because of the recent directives of the Union Government to promote yoga.

Special Branch of Nagpur Police to be revamped
In an attempt to enhance the intelligence gathering mechanism and to better the policing in the city, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Ishu Sindhu has decided to bring about certain drastic changes in the Branch. The new Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkyatesham, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Ishu Sindhu has planned to enhance the intelligence gathering mechanism with the help of police personnel of Special Branch without any police personnel of any police station even getting a whiff of the information gathered. According to the new plan, the police personnel of the Special Branch will be gathering and monitoring intelligence and information of every area in the city. A centralized dossier will be made to gather intelligence and information.

Alert people chase and catch chain-snatcher in Jaripatka
In an “uncommon” incident, a chain-snatcher was chased and caught by people when the ruffian robbed a woman of her gold chain in Jaripatka. However, two of his accomplices managed to escape.

Secretary, 3 ex-HMs of school pilfer mid-day meal rice worth Rs 1.22 lakh
A Secretary and three former Headmasters of a school shamelessly devoured huge quantity of rice meant for Mid-Day Meal to the students by indulging in fraudulent acts. The accused not only deprived the students of their rightful meal but also defrauded the Government to the tune of Rs 1.22 lakh. An attendant of the school was also involved in the pilfering of rice. All the five accused have been booked. The pilfered over 71 quintals of rice meant for distribution of ‘Khichdi’ to the students as mid-day meal. The value of the misappropriated rice is Rs 1,22,284. However, when the nasty act of the accused came to light, the accused showed their readiness to pay the cost of the pilfered rice but have not paid the amount till to date.

Self-medication proves fatal for pharmacist, fever tablet claims life
Hats off to Nagpur police for commendable handling of Maratha march

The Maratha community, a dominant force in Maharashtra politics, has been taking out silent marches in various towns in the state over December. After holding more than 28 silent Morchas across Maharashtra, now the Maratha community was in the city to participate in the ‘grand finale’ Maratha Kranti Morcha on December 14, 2016 during the Winter Session of the State Legislative Assembly. The city police have worked with clockwise precision in minimizing chaos that such a large gathering can create. The entire traffic of the city was well managed. Vehicles were redirected so that they could be kept away from the path of the rally.