Off Duty, Pune Police Constable helps Pregnant Blind Woman, Brings her Mother from Latur

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Sumit Singh

Pune, April 4, 2020: Recently, had reported about a blind couple from Erandwane, Pune, who were finding it difficult to manage their day to day chores, published on April 1. The woman, who is nine months pregnant, wanted help to bring her mother from Latur, to assist her.

Vishwanath Bhimarao Navale (33) and his wife Sapna, both are blind and worked in a bank, had made a video appeal and shared with Dial Auto helpline which is currently supported by police to provide autorickshaw to people in need during lockdown curfew.

When CityGlide Auto CEO Rahul Shitole, who is also the co-ordinator of the Dial Auto had come across the video, he shared it with to sought help. Accordingly, we informed the Pune Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham and Crime Branch DCP Bachchan Singh.

Taking a note of it, the task to help the couple was assigned to Police Inspector Mahendra Jagtap, in-charge of Crime Branch Unit 2. Assistant Police Inspector Jaywant Jadhav from the same unit began the enquiry.

“Navale’s mother-in-law Padmavati Jayram Tandale, a resident of Latur, could not come to Pune due to lockdown. When we contacted her she also told about her inability to arrange any vehicle to travel to Pune from Latur,” said inspector Jagtap.

“We then, learnt that one of our policeman Police Naik Dawood Sayyed was on leave and was in his village at Jalkot in Latur district. He was to come to Pune on April 3. We asked him to bring Tandale along with him,” said inspector Jagtap.

On Friday both reached Pune, the police then dropped Tandale to the couple’s house near Nal Stop on Karve Road.

Good Job Pune Police.