Pune, July 30, 2020: The Crime Branch of Pune City Police claimed to have solved as many as 38 cases of burglary, following the arrest of Vikram Thakur(32), a native of Gulbarga, Karnataka.
While investigating a series of burglary cases in Pune city, policeman Gajanan Sonune got information from his informer that Thakur, a notorious criminal on the police records, was living in Rupinagar, Nigdi. After receiving the tip-off, the police team set a trap in Rupinagar and arrested the criminal. Initial investigation revealed that the accused had committed burglaries in Katraj, Bharti Vidyapeeth, Sinhagad Road, Bavdhan and Rahatani. Thakur confessed that he always wore a full-sleeved shirt to hide a sharp weapon placed in his metal bracelet. Police have also arrested his aide, identified as Ramchandra alias Hanumant Dagdu Mohite(31), a resident of Sangli.
Probe revealed the accused after committing thefts, used to sell items along with his aide. It has also been found that he hid some of the stolen jewellery in the house of his mother-in-law, who lives in Gulbarga, Karnataka, and sold some jewellery to goldsmiths there. Police have gone to Gulbarga and seized gold and silver jewellery.
Gold jewellery weighing 260 grams, silver jewellery weighing 556 grams and a TV of Samsung company, totally worth Rs 12.7 lakh were seized from the accused. It has been reported that they have committed three thefts under Bharti Vidyapeeth police station, one from Sinhagad Road police station, one each from Hinjawadi, Wakad and Chikhali police stations.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Morale, DCP (crime) Bachchan Singh, ACP Shivaji Pawar supervised the investigation team, which included Police Inspector Mahendra Jagtap, Police Sub Inspector Sanjay Gaikwad, Hanumant Shinde and police personnel Gajanan Sonune, Vijay Singh Vasave, Ashok Mane, Umesh Kate, Subhash Pingale, Ajay Jadhav, Imran Shaikh, Sanjay Yarkade, Anil Ghadge, Tushar Malwadkar, and constable Ashwini Kekan.