Nagpur: A dreaded goon, involved a series of serious crimes, was nabbed by sleuths of Crime Branch Unit 4 in Ajni area on Sunday. A country-made pistol and a bullet have been seized from the arrested criminal. The goon was externed but still managed to enter city and could have planning a major crime.
The Crime Branch Unit 4 on Sunday received secret information that the hardcore criminal named Vivek Bhimrao Dofe (28), resident of Plot No. 225, Dhadiwal Layout, Jogi Nagar in Ajni police jurisdiction, was in possession of a country-made pistol and a live cartridge. Acting swiftly, a team of Crime Branch Unit 4 sleuths raided the house of the criminal and detained him for questioning. During the grilling, the accused told cops that he has hidden the firearm and bullet under a heap of garbage some distance away from his residence. The cops, subsequently, dug up the garbage heap and seized the pistol and live cartridge.
The notorious criminal was involved in 15 crimes of serious nature registered with Ajni police. Keeping in mind the criminal background of the accused and the threat he posed to citizens, the goon was externed from city limits. But still he managed to sneak into city with intention to commit a crime.
An offence under Section 3/25 of Arms Act was registered with Ajni police against the goon Vivek Dofe and he was put behind bars. Cops are investigating from where the goon brought the firearm and bullet and what was his motive.
The arrest was made under the guidance of DCP (Detection) Nilesh Bharne and ACP Sudhir Nandanwar by PI Satyavan Mane, API Kiran Chaugule, PSIs Purshottam Mohekar, Suresh Hawre, ASI Ramesh Umathe, constables Battulal Pandey, Ajay Rode, Satish Meshram, Devendra Chavan, Sudhakar Dhandar, Nrusinha Damahe, NPCs Ravindra Raut, Prashant Kodape, Satish Nimje, Baban Raut, Ashish Kshirsagar, Sachin Tumsare, Avinash Thakur, Govind Deshmukh, drivers Dnyaneshwar Tandulkar, Deepak Zade and Rajendra Tiwari.