Mastermind who planned the loot of trader’s employee arrested by Samarth police; Police examine 500 CCTV cameras

Pune : NpNews24 Online  –  Pune Crime News | The Samarth police have arrested the mastermind of the robbery in which a trader’s employee was looted of ₹47 lakh in broad daylight after threatening him with a sickle. Under the guidance of ACP Satish Govekar, the officers and policemen of Samarth, Faraskhana, Deccan, Vishrambaug and Shivaji Nagar police stations had checked 500 CCTV cameras. DCP Sandeep Singh Gill, ACP Satish Govekar and Sr PI Ramesh Sathe of Samarth police station have given the details. (Pune Crime News)


On March 23 at 11.30 am, two unidentified persons had looted a trader’s employee of ₹47 lakh by threatening him with a sickle. An FIR is registered at the Samarth police station. An investigation had been started under the guidance of ACP Satish Govekar. Mangalpuri Bhikampuri Goswami (55), a resident of Mangalwar Peth, has lodged a complaint. Goswami has been working in Panna Agencies since 30 years. Every day, he deposits cash collected in the agency at the Bank of India’s Rasta Peth branch from 11 am to 12 noon. He had been robbed after threatening him with a sickle. The police examined footage of 500 CCTV cameras. The police realised that the accused had ran away to Gahunje village in Pimpri Chinchwad. When the police tried to find out from where the accused had come, they saw that an autorickshaw was moving about in a suspicious manner. By taking help of the footage, API Prasad Lonare and his team traced the autorickshaw and arrested the driver.


The names of Scooter rider Kishor Ashok Pawar and Akash Kapil Gorad, both residents of Bibvewadi became known to the police. Both are criminals on police records. The third person who was in the autorickshaw, was Rishikesh Gaikwad, a resident of Bibvewadi. The police arrested him.


After Rishikesh Gaikwad was questioned, he said that since 2019, he was working as a salesman in Panna Agency and selling cigarettes on behalf of Godfrey Phillips India Limited. He had been fired from his job in October 2022 because he had quarrelled with the owner. Since Gaikwad had worked in Panna Agency, he knew that every day, Goswami goes to the bank to deposit ₹20 to ₹25 lakh at a fixed time. Gaikwad prepared a plan with his friends Kiran Pawar and Aksh Gorad to commit a robbery. They carried out a recce of the Rasta Peth area and the Panna Agency area and had finalised a road sans any CCTV cameras from where they could escape.


Banks were closed on account of Gudhi Padwa on March 22. Hence, they decided to rob the amount collected in the agency for two days, on March 23. On March 23, at 9 am, the person carrying the cash was shown to Kiran Pawar and Akash Gorad and Rishikesh Gaikwad went home in an autorickshaw. He was in his house for the entire day.
Cash of ₹25 lakh and an Activa scooter have been seized from mastermind Rishikesh Gaikwad. The police have mounted a huge search operation to trace Kiran Ashok Pawar and Akash Kapil Gorad.


The team of senior police officials including Addl CP Rajendra Dahale, DCP Sandip Singh Gill and ACP Satish Govekar guided a team of officials including Senior PI Ramesh Sathe, PI Pramod Waghmare who instructed API Prasad Lonare, PSI Saurabh Mane, Sunil Randive, woman PSI Meera Trimbake, PSI Saurabh Thorve, PSI Deepak Yadav, API Rakesh Jadhav, PSI Nilesh Mokashi, PSI Rakesh Sarade, API Bholenath Ahivale, policemen Dattatray Bhosale, Ganesh Waikar, Rahim Shaikh, Hemant Perne, Amol Shinde, Mangesh Jadhav, Sharad Ghorpade, Dnyaneshwar Suryawanshi, Riki Bhise, Nilam Karpe, Jeetu Pawar, Priyanka Khedekar, Yogita Afale, Kudalkar, Pravin Pasalkar, Vaibhav Swami, Mayur Bhosale, Sandip Pawar, Sharad Gaikwad, Sandip Talekar, Sagar Ghadge, Ashish Kharat, Arjun Thorat, Bashir Sayyad, Ranjit Fadtare and Sachin Gaikwad.


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