Goa po­lice in soup for in­volve­ment in fake case

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Yo­gesh Pawar yo­gesh. pawar@ dnain­dia. net

An FIR has been lodged against the Goa po­lice team at Mum­bai’s Saki Naka po­lice sta­tion un­der charges of forgery, fraud, cheat­ing and kid­nap­ping af­ter three po­lice­men ar­rived in a stolen cars with fake li­cense plates, for in­ves­ti­gat­ing a false case. dna has a copy of the same.

On March 6, 2016, Powaires­i­dent busi­ness­man Kishore Keswani’s car was way­laid by two cars at Chan­di­vali mar­ket. Ma­hesh Kerkar the po­lice sub in­spec­tor of the An­juna of North Goa po­lice sta­tion emerged from the Er­tiga Car ( GJ 06 FC 6321) block­ing Keswani’s car from the front, tapped on Keswani’s car win­dow ask­ing for him.

Keswani told dna, “When I saw no­to­ri­ous in­ter­na­tional bookie Anil Jais­ing­hani who I’m fight­ing against since April 2015 be­cause he grabbed my land in Ul­has­na­gar, in the driver’s seat with the po­lice­man, I re­alised some­thing’s fishy,” he added “I told Kerkar I’m not Keswani and asked my driver to turn the car. But an In­nova ( MH05 AX 9808) driven by Jais­ing­hani’s brother- in- law Hiro Ke­wal­ra­mani blocked us from be­hind.” “I re­alised I could be kid­napped and made to sign away the land un­der threat, so I called my nephew Deepak to alert the Saki Naka po­lice,” he said.

The Goa po­lice team claimed that they had flown down to ar­rest Keswani on the ba­sis of an FIR that named “Kishore Vaswani” ( copy of the FIR with dna) “for in­tox­i­cat­ing and rap­ing a 22- year- old res­i­dent of In­dore, Mad­hya Pradesh in a Goa ho­tel on the in­ter­ven­ing night be­tween Feb ru­ary 10 and 11, 2016.”

How­ever, it was proved through CCTV footage that Keswani was in fact at­tend­ing a mar­riage cer­e­mony on Fe­bru­ary 10 and 11 in Ul­has­na­gar, about 580km from Goa. The call data records also sub­stan­ti­ates that Keswani was in Ul­has­na­gar when the crime took place.

Later, Ur­mila Vas­ant Mal­vankar, owner of the ho­tel Goan Dar­bar where the rape al­legedly hap­pened, and man­ager Anand Prakash Ya­dav iden­ti­fied bookie Jais­ing­hani from a pho­to­graph shown to them by po­lice, that it was he who was with the “rape vic­tim” in the ho­tel that night.

It was also es­tab­lished that Jais­ing­hani flew to Goa on an alias Bhag­wan­das Anil ( Bhag­wan­das is his late fa­ther’s name) on Fe­bru­ary 9th, 2016 ( copy of the ticket with dna). Anil also bought flight tick­ets for the Goa po­lice team Ma­hesh Kerkar, Tirtharaj Mhamal and Suhas Joshi from his own debit card for ar­rest­ing Keswani, he also drove the trio in a stolen car with a fake li­cense plate.

PI Somesh­war Kamthe of the Saki Naka po­lice said fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions were on­go­ing in the mat­ter. Kerkar, Mhamal and Joshi of the Goa po­lice re­mained un­avail­able for com­ments de­spite re­peated at­tempts made by dna.

Bookie Anil Jais­ing­hani ( bearded) with an uniden­ti­fied aide

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