City cops pull up socks against anti-social elements to ensure peaceful polls
Nagpur: The city police under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay to ensure peaceful election tightened their noose against anti-social elements, nabbed various members of three different gangs during the last three months and slapped stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against them. The cops attached to different police stations of the city sent proposals to Additional Commissioner of Police B G Gaikar seeking action against MCOCA against the goons, to which Gaikar gave his nod.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Gaikar said Sitabuldi police booked Kailash Suresh Bharadwaj and Vijay Ratan Nagdeve under MCOCA. Kailash and Nagdeve were involved in seven serious crimes including robberies, rapes, possessing lethal weapons, assaults, damaging properties among others, Gaikar said.
The duo was arrested in a robbery bid near Nagpur railway station. On further investigations, the cops learnt that the duo was involved in seven crimes of serious nature committed under the jurisdictions of various police stations in Nagpur city and Rural.
In a related development, Jaripatka cops booked one Jagdish Vijay Gokhale along with his five accomplices Akash Parate, Akash Pillewan, Shekhar Verma, Mangesh Thakre and Nitesh Mahure under MCOCA. As many as 22 offences are registered against all the members of Jagdish gang, while 14 alone against Jagdish Gokhale, the police said. The modus operendi of the gang was threatening people, extorting money from them apart from attempt to murder.
In yet another crackdown also by Jariptaka police, a gang from Uttar Pradesh in the age group of 21-24 years. The gang members would come from Uttar Pradesh would break open the locked houses, and return back with stolen booty to UP.
The gang was known as UP gang. The names of the gang members booked were given as Wasim Sheikh son of Nasim Sheikh Maqsoodi, Shanawaz son of Babu Rangrez, Mohammed Mohsin son of Mohamed Sagir, Mohammed Raees Qureshi son of Mohammed Rafiq Qureshi, all residents of Uttar Pradesh. None of them have any police record in UP. Interestingly, they would target the houses in North Nagpur and sell the stolen booty to a jeweller in Merrut. The cops have identified the jeweller and he too would soon be behind the bars, the cops said.
All the accused were booked under Sections 393 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 3(1)(ii), 3(2), 3(4) of MCOCA. The action was carried out under the guidance of CP Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, Additional CP B G Gaikar, DCP Zone V; Harssh Poddar, DCP Zone II; Chinmay Pandit, Jaripatka PI Parag Pote, Sitabuldi PI Jagvendrasinh Rajput and other police officers and staff.