‘Drug-ad­dict’ held for rob­bing, killing San­gli truck driver

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

PAN­VEL: Al­most a month af­ter a truck driver from San­gli was found mur­dered near Pan­vel bus stand, the po­lice ar­rested a sus­pected drug ad­dict ear­lier this week.

On Novem­ber 14, the body of an uniden­ti­fied per­son had been found op­po­site Pan­vel’s ST bus stand, un­der the bridge. A team of crime branch unit II team headed by se­nior in­spec­tor Ad­hikrao Pol had in­spected the area. “We found an Aad­haar card on the de­ceased which iden­ti­fied him as Dilip In­gle, 46, a res­i­dent of San­gli. He was a truck driver who had brought goods and had parked his truck near the bus stand,” said Pol.

“We learnt from our in­form­ers that two peo­ple would loot peo­ple near the Pan­vel bus stand,” he said.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tions led the team to two men — Gypsy alias Thapa and Pan­dit alias Gan­garam Jaiswal — who fre­quented the area. “They were drug ad­dicts and would of­ten tar­get pas­sen­gers, es­pe­cially those who were drunk or sleep­ing,” said Pol.

Ear­lier this week, the po­lice learnt that Jaiswal would be com­ing to the bus stand area and laid a trap. He was ar­rested.

In­ter­ro­ga­tion re­vealed that Jaiswal, 30, lived at Pan­vel rail­way sta­tion and is from Davriya dis­trict of Ut­tar Pradesh.

“Jaiswal said he and Gypsy had as­saulted a drunk In­gle and looted him of cash and valu­ables,” said deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) Dilip Sawant.

“We are in­ter­ro­gat­ing him to find out who else they have looted. We are also look­ing out for Gypsy,” said Sawant.

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