Nagpur: In a new twist to the dubious firing incident in Wadi, Crime Branch sleuths have arrested the notorious goon Bharat Kuldeep Sahare, who had tried to hoodwink cops over the inciden the other day. Cops have also arrested his two brothers Satish Sahare, Sachin Sahare and their accomplice Rahul Ganesh Kadusule on the charges of attempt to murder a 17-year old boy and friends by firing bullets on them in run-up to the ‘firing’ incident. One more accused named Jeewan Dilip Mohite is absconding and is being searched by cops. Cops have seized two mauzer guns and two live cartridges from Bharat Sahare.
Cops have also booked Akash Dinesh Raut (19), Nikesh Kamalesh Thakre (23), both residents of Kharbi Road, near Hanuman Temple, Nandanvan area and five juvenile delinquents on the complaint of Bharat Sahare.
According to details, following the ‘firing’ incident in Wadi area, the Crime Branch Unit 1 launched a parallel investigation into the matter. During the investigation, cops received information that a person has got received bullet injury. This person was searched and detained. After the interrogation, he revealed that his friend Mayur Gurudeo Murar (17), staying near Ratansuj Bouddha Vihar, Dighori, along with his friend Akash Patil had gone to Shivaji Nagar Dakhni Mohalla, Control Wadi around 1.30 am of Saturday to meet their friend Badal Ramteke. There, a minor brawl erupted between them. In the ensuing fight, Badal thrashed Mayur and Akash. Enraged by the beating, Mayur, Akash and their five juvenile accomplices, all residents of Shesh Nagar, Dighore, went to Shivaji Nagar Dakhni Mohalla, Control Wadi around 1.30 am of Saturday and went on rampage and damaged a car by smashing its windshield. At that time, a group of 10-15 persons chased them and attached them. One of the persons opened fire in which a bullet pierced calf muscle of Mayur’s leg.
Armed with the information, the Crime Branch sleuths started investigations and came to know that the accused Bharat Sahare was in possession of two mauzer guns and live cartridges. The cops searched him and managed to arrest him. During the interrogation, the accused goon tried to mislead cops but confessed possession of the arms. The Crime Branch sleuths are now probing as to from where the accused Bharat Sahare procured the guns and live cartridges.
Wadi PSI S S Kavanpure, acting on the complaint of Mayur Murar, has booked the accused under Sections 307, 143, 147, 148, 149 of the IPC read with Sub-Sections 3, 25, 27 of Arms Act and placed Bharat Sahare, his two brothers Satish, Sachin and Rahul Kadusule under arrest.
The action was carried out by PI Saneed Bhonsale, APIs Gorakh Kumbhar, Prashant Chaugule, Sanjay Chavan, ASI Rajkumar Deshmukh, and other staff including Sunil Chaudhary, Afsar Khan, Ramesh Umade, Naresh Revatkar, Suresh Thakur, Naresh Sahare, Rajesh Tenguria, Ravindra Barai, Rahul Ingole, Mangesh Madavi, Ashish Devre, ASI Avinash Tayde, constables Rajendra Sengar, Deviprasad Dubey, NPC Nilesh Wadekar under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham, Joint CP Shivaji Bodkhe, DCP (Detection) Sambhaji Kadam, and ACP (Crime) Dr Ashvini Patil.
Notably, Nagpur Today had on Saturday published a report titled ‘Firing’ in Wadi: Goon Sahare tries to hoodwink cops with a cooked up story wherein it was stated that tension ran high in slums of Wadi area when a gang of 7-8 bike borne men fired bullets on notorious goon Bharat Sahare and his friend between 1.30 am and 2 am of Saturday. However, no injuries have been reported in the incident that took place at Dakhni Mohalla Slums, Shivaji Nagar-Katol Bypass in Wadi police jurisdiction. However, according to reliable sources, the entire episode seems to be a bogus one and an attempt by the cunning goon to hoodwink police for more dubious reasons than one. Bharat Sahare is himself facing several criminal cases and to escape police action, he cooked up the firing incident, sources said. Sensing his elimination, the goon could have fabricated the firing incident, sources added.
The NT report further said that according to the complaint lodged by Bharat Sahare, a gang of 7-8 unidentified men arrived in the area in the dead of night and started damaging a Maruti Swift car parked there. As he and his friend, who had just returned from a birthday party, were watching the incident on a CCTV in their house, they rushed out of house and ran towards the Swift car. Seeing the two rushing towards them, the gang of men panicked and fired 2-3 rounds in the air and fled the spot.
However, according to sources, glaring holes could be picked up in the so-called firing incident. Firstly, nobody in the area heard firing sound at the dead of night. Secondly, when the cops were searching for blank cartridges, they could not find any cartridges. But soon after, Bharat Sahare came out with two blank cartridges which he said he found at a dark corner of the spot. Moreover, he also found three live cartridges at the spot. Thirdly, the hard disc of the CCTV camera in which Sahare and his friend saw the 7-8 men damaging the Swift car, was found corrupt and unable to record anything. Further, one of the suspect accused whose name Sahare mentioned in his complaint, was reportedly sleeping in his house at the time of firing incident. Moreover, the white Activa which Sahare mentioned was sold by the suspect accused three months back. All these facts point out Sahare was trying to hoodwink police with a concocted firing story.