Zilla Par­ishad School Teacher Held with Firearm

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The Pune Ru­ral Po­lice re­cently ar­rested two men, in­clud­ing a Zilla Par­ishad school­teacher, from Rule vil­lage in Velhe taluka, about 35 kms from here, and seized two coun­try-made pis­tols as well as two car­tridges from them. The teacher, Tanaji Mar­gale (36), and Dat­ta­treya Ni­van­gune (33) were ar­rested based on a tip-off re­ceived by po­lice con­sta­ble Dilip Jad­havar of the lo­cal crime branch. “Mar­gale claimed that he had the rearm in his pos­ses­sion for self-pro­tec­tion,” said as­sis­tant in­spec­tor Ankush Mane of the lo­cal crime branch. Ac­cord­ing to Mane, Mar­gale claimed that he was in­volved in a dis­pute with a few vil­lagers over some is­sue. “Mar­gale sus­pected that his en­e­mies may at­tack him,” the ofcer said. Mane added that in the last year, Mar­gale had come into con­tact with a labourer from Bi­har, who had helped the ac­cused get the coun­try-made pis­tols. “The duo were in pos­ses­sion of the weapons since Jan­uary this year,” Mane said. For now, the lo­cal court has granted the po­lice cus­tody of both sus­pects.

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