With police personnel on high alert, many criminals and small-time accused are on a back-foot for fear of being caught. The police commandoes known as Charlie Squad on directions from senior police officials are earnestly on the lookout for all criminal elements. However one criminal who is known habitual offender who was brought to the crime branch for questioning attempted to commit suicide on April 15, 2015.
The accused identified as Praveen alias Pappu Deoraoji Wanjari aged 28 years and a resident of Street No 3, Bhim Nagar, Ajni, was given a punishment of externment from Pratap Nagar Police Station jurisdiction. This externment period ended two months ago. The accused is a known habitual offender and many cases of house breaking, chain snatching, mugging thefts etc are registered against him in various police stations.
Some of the Charlie Squad has been attached with the Crime Branch Head Quarters. These Charlie Squad personnel have been given the charge of keeping a watch and vigil over such externed criminal and other criminal elements. As a result of which, when the accused Praveen was noticed, moving in a place that created some suspicion, the Charlie Squad personnel brought him to Crime Branch for questioning.
Police Inspector Supare of Crime Branch asked the Commandoes to interrogate him. When he was brought to the Crime Branch, a meeting of Zone-I was going on at that time. He was asked to sit in the hall. He asked for a glass of water.
According to police sources, suddenly this accused Praveen got up and nobody knows where he acquired a blade. He went on to make two incisions on his neck. Immediately blood started oozing from his wounds.
He was rushed to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo), where he is undergoing treatment. Around 4-5 sutures was needed to stitch his open wounds.
Sadar Police has registered a case under section 309 of Indian Penal Code (for committing suicide). The Sadar Police Station is investigating further.