Nagpur: In a high-voltage incident, a gang of 10-12 criminals, armed with mauser gun and knives and riding in car and motorcycles, chased a businessman and thrashed him severely with and also snatched his gold chain worth Rs 1.50 lakh. The businessman was targeted for refusing to pay ransom of Rs 50 lakh to them. The audacious incident took place in Lakadganj area on Thursday. Surprisingly, no arrests have been made in the case so far.
A resident of Plot No. 109, Panch Bhavan, Queta Colony, Vijay alias Chintu Jawaharlal Chug (35), in his complaint to police said he is in bardana business. During the Ganeshotsav, three of the accused named Jagdish Kosurkar (35), resident of Garoba Maidan, Amar Sharma and Ranga demanded Rs 50 lakh as ransom from Vijay Chug.
Similarly, when Vijay had gone to Gangabai Ghat for attending a funeral, the accused again demanded the money but he flatly refused to meet their demand. On Thursday (Oct 4) around 3 pm, as Vijay along with his friends was standing at Swastik Apartment, near Dinshaw Ice Cream, Chhapru Nagar, the three accused, riding in a BMW car, and their 8-10 other accomplices on 4-5 motorcycles, ran towards Vijay menacingly and threatened to kill him by whipping out a mauser gun and knives.
When friends of Vijay intervened and tried to save him, all the accused thrashed Vijay with fists and stones injuring him seriously. The accused also snatched Vijay’s gold chain worth Rs 1.50 lakh and fled the spot.
Lakadganj ASI Arvind Chavan, based on Vijay’s complaint, booked all the accused under Sections 141, 143, 147, 148, 149, 387, 397 of the IPC read with Sub-Section 3/25 of Arms Act and Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act. Cops have launched search of the accused but no arrests have been made so far.