14th case of MCOCA slapped on offenders
Nagpur: Gone are the days when offenders assumed that they would get away with almost crime. The habitual offenders had a free rein in crime and assumed that the punishment for one crime is also the same as many similar crimes.
While tightening the noose on the offenders in the city to make Nagpur city a crime free city, Nagpur Police has initiated a move under which every police station was asked to start making dossiers on every offenders and small time criminals. This yielded rich dividends and the cops had a list of habitual offenders which in-turn helped them file stronger cases.
In continuation of their drive to put behind bars all offenders, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was slapped on a gang of two chain snatchers and one jeweler on May 3, 2016.
While addressing the media personnel, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ingole said that the senior police officials had allocated the work of detecting the accused involved in Chain snatching incidents in Sitabuldi area. Under the guidance of the senior Police Officials, and the In-Charge Police Inspector of Sitabuldi Police Station Senior Police Inspector Satyaveer Bandewar, the police personnel succeeded in apprehending the accused based on the secret tip off.
The accused apprehended included:
- Shafia alias Appu Rafiq Khan aged 27 years and a resident of Raut Nagar, Opposite Water Tank, Dighori New Naka (falling within jurisdiction of Nandanwan Police Station) is said to be the main accused in the case. This accused has many serious cases of assault, murder, molestation, attempt to murder registered against him.
- Mohammed Sajid alias Baba Faiz Mohammed Siddiqui aged 32 years and a resident of Thakur Plot, Near Ek Minar, Mota Taj Bagh was arrested from Old Pardhi Naka. This accused has many serious cases of assault, murder, molestation, attempt to murder registered against him.
- Rakesh Sharadchandra Ninave aged 27 years and a resident of Plot No 70, Raut Nagar, Dighori was the accused who was the jeweler and used to easily dispose off the stolen goods in District Kanker in Chhattisgarh.
The accused Mohammed Sajid alias Baba Faiz Mohammed Siddiqui and Shafia alias Appu Rafiq Khan confessed to their crimes and said that they had in fact snatched chains from 12 different parts of the city including Sitabuldi, Nandanvan, Hudkeshwar, Kalamna areas. They also said that they used to sell the stolen or snatched chains to Jeweller identified as Rakesh Sharadchandra Ninave. The accused jeweler confessed to have purchased stolen goods. Stolen Gold ornaments weighing 86 grams of gold was recovered from the possession of the jeweler.
The above detection and apprehending the accused was under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police Shailesh Balkawde, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Sitabuldi Area) Ingole and under the In-Charge of Sitabuldi Police Station Senior Police Inspector Satyaveer Bandewar. The police personnel of Sitabuldi Police Station who succeeded in apprehending the accused include: Police Sub-Inspector S W Matte, Police Sub-Inspector R K Munde, Police Sub-Inspector Shejao, Police Constable Ajay Kale, Police Constable Narayan Kirad, Naik Police Constable Prashant Ninave, Constable Kamlesh Ganer, Constable Atul Chate and Constable Prem Patil.