MCOCA to be slapped on him and all the accused in the case
Nagpur: During the detailed investigation carried out in the Ajay Raut kidnapping case, it has come to fore that Raju Bhadre was the mastermind in the entire case. Apart from Raju Bhadre, the other three accused Diwakar Baban Kotulwar, Ashish Baban Kotulwar and Kushal alias Jallad alias Pahelwan Thool knew about the kidnapping, while the others had no knowledge about the cause of kidnapping etc.
While addressing the press meet, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ranjan Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police Shailesh Balkawde said that the amount of Rs one crore which was supposedly paid by Raju Bhadre in a black bag was never found. No one had verified or checked the money in the bag. The entire dealing was done in the dark.
The cops are still investigating as to the route or the person through whom Raju Bhadre who is lodged in the Central Jail had delivered the one crore rupees.
According to Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ranjan Sharma, Raju Bhadre had done the entire drama of providing Rs one crore on short notice to make it appear that he had no role in the kidnapping.
The Crime Branch officials are going to get a warrant and pick Raju Bhadre from Nagpur Central Prison and ascertain the entire modus-operandi.
The other criminals are still absconding including Diwakar Baban Kotulwar, Ashish Baban Kotulwar and Kushal alias Jallad alias Pahelwan Thool, Nitin Mohan Patil.
The cops while trying to enforce the No Tolerance to crime proposed by the Chief Minister and the Commissioner of Police and have slapped MCOCA on all the accused involved in the case.
The two cars which were used in the kidnapping case have been since seized.