Nagpur: Wadi police in the wee hours of Tuesday chased a car and arrested three robbers in filmy style. The car-borne ruffians were on a looting spree and had targeted two Toll Nakas (Toll Posts) at Dabha and MIDC. Cops have seized cash of Rs 7950 and a Wagon R car worth Rs 3 lakh.
Police driver Arun Ingle played crucial role in the arrest of the three robbers as he chased the robbers’ car and stopped it by bringing the police vehicle right in front of it on the middle of the road. It is learnt that the police driver Arun Ingle has been rewarded.
According to details, a team of Wadi police was on patrol duty around 3.15 am of Tuesday. The team received a call from Control Room informing them that three car-borne miscreants looted cash from Dabha Toll Naka. A short while after, the team again received a call from Control Room informing them that the same car-borne robbers targeted MIDC Toll Naka, too. Acting on the information, the Wadi police embarked on a look out of the car having registration number MH-40/AR 0191. During patrolling, the cops spotted the car near Khadgaon turning on Amravati Road. Acting swiftly, the Wadi police team started a hot chase of the robbers’ car and also alerted a police patrol vehicle coming from Wadi Police Station direction. The driver of the police patrol Bolero car, Arun Ingle, risking his life, stopped the speeding Wagon R car of the robbers by putting his vehicle right in front of it. Once the car stopped, the Wadi police team coming from behind pounced on the three robbers and arrested them. All the three accused were under the influence of liquor. Thus the Wadi police cracked the looting of Toll Nakas within two hours of the crime.
The arrested accused have been identified as Prince Virendra Singh (30), resident of Plot No. 20, Vaishnomata Society, Khadgaon Road, Wadi, Mohit Purshottam Kothe (29) of Gajanan Society, Dattawadi and Sagar Sanjay Meshram (29) of Satyasai Society, Dattawadi. A case under sections 392, 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused on a complaint lodged by Chetan Ashok Karemore (19) of Dattawadi. Cops have seized cash of Rs 7950 and the Wagon R car worth Rs 3 lakh.
The task was carried out by PI B Khandade, API Shinde, Head Constables Ajay Patil, Shankar Shukla, constables Jitendra Dubey, Vijay Mishra, Ravindra besides the daredevil driver Arun Ingle.