Rs 70 lakh theft case: Cops nab accused from Dusarbid in Buldhana district

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 10:18:58


Staff Reporter,

The ‘trusted man’ of a coal trader was on the run since Friday

In a major breakthrough, Ganeshpeth police on Sunday arrested the driver of a coal trader who had vanished with Rs 70 lakh cash. He was zeroed in at Buldhana district and cops recovered Rs 69.70 lakh in cash from accused Nilesh Ashok Pakhale (31), a resident of Krishna Nagar, Kharbi.

After fleeing with Rs 70 lakh cash of complainant Nitin Marotrao Upre (37), Pakhale visit his maternal relative at Ajni. This was at 2.30 pm. From there he phoned his wife and directed her to meet at Tukdoji Square and bring important household things.

The accused booked a Scorpio SUV and went to Amravati on Friday and spent the night at a hotel. On Saturday, Pakhale with his family boarded a Shivneri bus and went upto Aurangabad and thereafter planned to reach Shirdi. After crossing Dusarbid town in Buldhana district, Pakhale decided to change his plan and directed the car driver to head for Saoner. Ganeshpeth police who were on his back, intercept Pakhale near Dusarbid.

A police officer informed that Pakhale during interrogation stated that he was contemplating about theft for last six months. He was dreaming to become wealthy and was fed-up of life’s drudgery. He was getting salary of Rs 13,000 per month but desired of luxury in life. Being a ‘trusted man’ of Upre, the driver was used to delivering cash and handling other important work.

Upre and his four associates are engaged in coal business and they book huge profits every day. On Friday, one person from Chandrapur handed over the cash to Pakhale on behalf of Upre. As instructed by Upre, Pakhale went to his Godrej Anandam city but developed greed and fled with the cash.

The accused was booked under Section 408 of Indian Penal Code. Under the supervision of DCP Zone III Rahul Maknikar and ACP Rajratna Bansod, the arrest was made by Police Inspector (PI) Sunil Gangurde, PSI A P Atram and staff including Anand Wankhede, Sharad Chambhare, Amit Satpute, Ashish Bahad and WPC Priti Thakre.