Pune: Gang Leader And Accomplices Face MCOCA Action For Terrorizing People In Hadapsar

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Hadapsar, 24th December 2023: Commissioner of Police Retesh Kumaarr has invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Tirupati alias Takya Vitthal Lashkar and three others, who wreaked havoc in the Hadapsar area. The gang allegedly engaged in a violent incident at a local hotel, involving vandalism and stabbing. The attack was reportedly motivated by suspicion that the victims had assisted the police in solving a murder case in Papade Vasti two years ago.


Lashkar, 21, a resident of Papade Vasti, Pune, along with Shubham Suresh Karande, 22, from Hadapsar, Pune, and Atharva Ravindra Shinde, 21, residing in Sadestra Nali, Hadapsar, are among those facing charges. An FIR has been filed against an unknown person under various sections, including IPC 427, 352, 323, 504, 506, 34, Arm Act, Maharashtra Police Act, and Criminal Law Amendment Act at Hadapsar Police Station.


Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Shelke proposed the inclusion of MCOCA in the case registered at Hadapsar Police Station. The proposal was presented to Additional Commissioner of Police (East Region) Ranjan Kumar Sharma through Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5) R Raja. Following scrutiny, the Additional Commissioner of Police approved the charges under MCOCA.


ACP (Hadapsar Division) Ashwini Rakh is conducting further investigation.


This marks the 105th organized crime gang targeted under the MCOCA by Commissioner Retesh Kumaarr.