Pune Police arrests one for opening fire at a grocery shop owner in Ambegaon Khurd

Pune: Police have arrested a person who, along with his accomplices, allegedly opened fire at a grocery shop owner in Ambegaon Khurd, leaving him injured, on the night of February 14.

The accused has been identified as Ashok Govindrao Gavai (55), a resident of Warje Malwadi. The victim, identified as Vishal Punjabi (32), had lodged the first information report in this case at the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station.

According to the police, Punjabi and his brothers run ‘Balaji Trading Company’, a grocery shop, on Dattanagar – Katraj Road in Ambegaon Khurd. Around 9 pm, the accused came to Punjabi’s grocery shop. When Punjabi questioned them, one of them took out a gun and shot at him. Punjabi sustained a bullet injury but is stable after undergoing treatment at a hospital.

According to police, Gavai admitted that he committed the crime with the help of three aides, identified as Ramdhan Vishwakarma, Rajasingh and Suraj Kumar, all residents of Katraj and natives of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said that search is on for the three accused and preliminary investigation has revealed that robbery was the motive behind opening fire at the shop owner Punjabi.

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