Dramatic Rescue by Pune Police: Abduction Victim Freed, Three Arrested in Matrimonial Fraud Case

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Kondhwa, 13th February 2024: In a dramatic rescue operation, Kondhwa police successfully freed a 32-year-old resident of Handewadi, abducted and held captive in Malshiras, Solapur district.

Three individuals, including the husband of a software engineer from Katraj, were apprehended for orchestrating the abduction, purportedly aiming to recover Rs 45 lakh the victim had acquired in a matrimonial fraud case last year.

Both the techie’s husband and the abduction victim have prior criminal records, the police revealed. The techie had previously filed a complaint with the Kondhwa police, accusing the abducted man of sexual exploitation and swindling her of Rs 45 lakh under the guise of marriage by posing as a RAW officer. The man had obtained anticipatory bail from a Pune court at that time. Subsequently, the techie married another individual, who concealed a vehicle theft case against him with the Vishrambaug police in 2015. The techie had disclosed her affair and the money taken by the abducted man to her husband, leading the couple to pursue the money.

Assistant Police Inspector Dinesh Patil from detection branch said, “On Feb 10, the techie’s husband, without informing her, enlisted the help of his friends to abduct the victim from his Handewadi residence, threatening him with a screwdriver. The abductors used the victim’s phone to contact his wife, demanding money. The victim’s wife promptly filed an abduction complaint with the Kondhwa police.”

Patil added, “With collaborative efforts from police units in various districts, including the Latur crime branch, we successfully tracked down the abductors.”

The investigation was conducted under the guidance of Additional CP (East Region) Manoj Patil, DCP (Zone 5) R Raja, ACP (Wanowrie division)
Shahurao Salve, Senior Police Santosh Sonwane, in-charge of Kondhwa police station.

The team included Police Inspector (Crime) Man Singh Patil, Assistant Police Inspector Dinesh Patil, Lekhaji Shinde, and police personnel Satish Chavan, Vishal Memane, Lavesh Shinde, Sujit Madan, Laxman Holkar, Shahid Sheikh and Santosh Bansude.