Nagpur: Noted automobile dealer Avinash Bhute has been arrested by the Crime Branch in connection with the Wasankar scam on Monday, sending panic button ringing among those associated with the scam.
It may be noted here that Bhute has been under scanner of the Crime Branch for past several days. Wasankar brothers had transferred about 10 crore into the account of Bhute, which came under questioning. The sleuths of the Crime Branch had raided the premises of 10 suspected persons, including Bhute, on August 29.
In pursuance of that, cops had taken into possession two-wheelers from the automobile showroom of Bhute. The same were returned after an order of the court.
After the raid, talks of Bhute’s arrest was doing the rounds. Bhute was summoned for questioning on Monday by the Crime Branch after which he was taken into custody. Wasankar brothers’ money spinning scheme ran into 5,000 crore. Both the brothers, Prashant and Vinay, are behind bars for quite a while. Wasankar brothers had transferred about Rs. 10 crore into the account of Bhute, which came under questioning.