‘Reel life’ story of robbery goes wrong in ‘real life’

NP NEWS 24 ONLINE: PUNE: A shocking incident came to light after a 38-year-old man planned a conspiracy to rob his father’s employer, but the plan went wrong after one of his accomplices kidnapped the father, who worked as a driver there, after robbing the employer, 79-year-old Hansraj Bhawanji Khemji.

On 12th February, five people, including the son, was arrested by the Pune police crime branch by Jyotipriya Singh, deputy commissioner of police.

The driver’s son, identified as Deepak Shivaji Madge, contacted his friend, Kiran Kishor Tawade, who in turn gathered the other accused in order to execute the robbery plan.

The robbery occurred on 16th January, between 8:30am to 12:30pm at Saroj Sadan owned by Khemji on Apte road. During the incident Khemji was present in the house along with his sister-in-law Hema Cheda, his driver Shivaji Madge, and a servant.

Deepak Madge brought four accused to Pune in his Hyundai Accent car and he remained away from the house, when the four went to rob Khemji.

According to the plan, the four were to rob Khemji and return to him. However, things got twisted, during the course of negotiation, when Cheda told the four robbers that the money is in the Mumbai office, which led them to take Shivaji Madge, the driver, with them. They left for Mumbai without informing Deepak.

One of the four kidnapped Shivaji Madge and took him in Khemji’s car, while, the others ran out the back door and reached the Pune station from where they took a private cab back to Mumbai. Later, the kidnappers let off Shivaji Madge in Kurla.

The seven people booked by the police were identified as Deepak Madge, Kiran Tawade, Paras Thakur Solanki, Sachin Stany Dsourza, Ganesh Janardhan Gore, Abdul Hadi and Ravikumar Lakshmanprasad Soni, all residents of Mumbai, according to the police.

While the police are still searching Shaikh and Soni, the others have been arrested.

A case was registered by Khemji on January 16 under Sections 392, 384, 342, 380, 386, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3(25),4(25) of the Arms Act was registered against the seven men at the Deccan police station.

The police have recovered a car, owned by Madge, which was used to bring the four from Mumbai, along with 40,000 cash, 50 diamonds, one red rock worth 2,40,000, one lighter shaped like a pistol, which was used to threaten the couple, and two knives. The recovery was collectively found to be worth Rs 10,81,200.

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