Pune crime branch has arrested a duo in connection with five cases of chain snatching with the incident. In the wake of strict orders issued by Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta to carry out quick detection of petty crimes which had been affecting the citizens the most.
As per orders, police caught two of the accused identified as Deepak Parshuram Mali (22) and Mukesh Sunil Salunke (19), are residents of Mundhwa. They were arrested by the crime branch sleuths of Unit 5. A tip off regarding their arrival at Ravidarshan in Hadapsar was received by policemen Ajay Gaikwad and Chetan Chavan and accordingly a trap was laid. After the interrogation, the duo accepted the crime and now are under the jurisdiction of Chaturshringi and Yerawada police stations respectively. The crime branch officials have recovered 57 grams of gold and three bikes totally estimated to be worth ₹4.13 lakh from their possession. The police later arrested jeweller Samrat Hukum Singh Bhati for accepting buying stolen jewellery from the accused.
The entire action against the accused took place under the guidance of police inspector Hemant Patil and his team members under the guidance of Add CP (crime) Ashok Morale. Additional CP Morale said that the crime branch has been working to ensure that maximum numbers of chain snatching cases in the city were detected swiftly and the stolen jewellery recovered and returned to the victims.