Drunk Pune man fires gun inside car, bullet hits friend
Navi Mumbai police (zone II) has busted a gang that stole containers and then sold them in scrap. Police have seized Rs29 lakh worth of property.
The accused are all from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Giving details of the case on Thursday, deputy commissioner of police, Vishwas Pandhare said, “There had been an increase in the number of container trailers being stolen in Uran and JNPT area. We found that the vehicles would either be stolen from parked areas or the drivers would be threatened and the vehicle taken away.”
He said, “The culprits would sell the consignment in the containers at whatever price they got. They would then dismantle the container and the trailor that carried it with gas cutters. They would then be sold in scrap.”
A similar incident had taken place on June 6, when a 40-feet trailer worth Rs4 lakh was reported stolen at Nhava Sheva police station.
On June 16, police received another complaint that a Rs 27 lakh worth of container trailer had been stolen the previous night from near Deepesh bar in Uran.
Following investigation in to the crime, police arrested three persons Gani Sayed, Akbar Fakir and Dawood Fakir.
All three are residents of Sihor in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Following their interrogation police also arrested Imran Solot, scrap dealer Vashid Qureshi who bought the stolen containers, Shivbahadur Vishwakarma. Salim alias Ashkar Khan who was an important middleman was arrested earlier. A total of seven accused have been nabbed.
Police have recovered stolen property worth Rs 29 lakh from them.
Pandhare said, “Our police teams had to make a lot of efforts to get the accused. Apart from intense investigations, there were also chases fit for the movies.”
He added, “Excellent coordination amongst the officers and personnel helped a lot as did quick decisions and team spirit.”
The Kamothe police have arrested a 32-yearold man after he allegedly shot one round of bullet at one of his friends inside a moving car on Wednesday night.
Both the accused and the victim were in inebriated states when the incident took place, the police said.
According to the police, Santosh Nimbalkar, Sachin Jagade, 30, and three other friends had come to Panvel from Pune to celebrate one of the group members’ birthday in two cars in the evening.
All of them drank in a ladies bar in Panvel for a few hours. Around 10.15 pm, when the bar was closed, they decided to go to a hotel in Kamothe to have dinner. The birthday boy along with one friend left for the hotel in the first car. Nimbalkar, Jagade and the other friend were travelling in the second car.
“Nimbalkar who was sitting alone in the passenger seat of the car, took his licensed pistol and fired two rounds of bullet in the air through the window when they were travelling along the Sion-Panvel highway. However, when he tried to fire the third round, the bullet got stuck inside the pistol,” said V Salunkhe, police sub inspector from Kamothe police station.
“He then started examining the pistol inside the car and that was when the third round got fired. The bullet hit Jagade who was sitting beside the driver friend. The bullet pierced his stomach,” he said.
The other friends then informed the police and rushed Jagade to a private hospital in Vashi.
According to the medical officers the bullet did not affect his kidney and other crucial parts of his body and that he is now out of danger.
The police have arrested Nimbalkar soon after the incident. He has been booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 4, 25, and 27 of the Indian Arms Act. He was produced before the judicial court on Thursday and has been remanded in police custody.
Ashok Naik, senior police inspector of Kamothe police station said, “While the accused is land broker in Pune and the victim has dairy business. All of them were drunk then and the incident took place because of negligence of the accused. Therefore we have registered an attempt to murder case against him. So far we have not found any criminal record of any of the group member.”