Pune: Girlfriends help Crime Branch nab serial cheater, Rs 1.08 crores recovered till now

Crime Branch unit arrest man for stealig
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Mubarak Ansari

Pune, June 13, 2020: The sleuths from Crime Branch Unit 5 of Pune City Police have arrested a 30-year-old hotelier, who trapped women from wealthy families, as well as those working IT companies in a love affair and then extorted money from them after threatening to defame them. Cops nabbed him in a case registered with the Bibwewadi police station wherein he made a woman steal cash and ornaments, worth Rs 1.74 crores and hand it over to him, over the last one year.


The arrested accused has been identified as Aniket Surendra Bubane, a resident of Balajinagar in Dhankawadi. He is well-educated and engaged in the hotel business. Police have recovered Rs 98 lakhs cash, a car from his possession. More girls are expected to lodge complaint against him, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Bachchan Singh told Punekarnews.in, “The accused has been stealing money from the house of businessmen since last one year. We have recovered Rs 98.10 lakhs cash apart from Rs 1 crore which he had stolen last time. Also, a Duster car which he bought with the stolen money has also been seized. The efforts are going on for the recovery of remaining money.”


DCP Singh further said, “During interrogation, it has also come to light that accused Bubane has cheated many girls by befriending them through multiple dating websites, alluring them with the promise of marriage, and extorting them of cash or jewellery. Further investigation is going on to find out the role of any other person helping him in the crime. We urge victims to come forward and file a complaint against the accused.”

How was this Casanova arrested?

On May 31, a businessman had registered FIR with Bibwewadi police station complaining that ornaments and cash worth Rs 1.74 crores have been stolen from his house since the last year. He named a woman from the family for stealing the valuables with the help of her ‘boyfriend’.


While investigating the case, the cops found many roadblocks as the accused had tried to destroy evidence, and had not left any trail of his crime as well as his existence. Assistant Police Inspector Santosh Tasgaonkar and Head Constable Rajesh Ransing from the Crime Branch Unit 5, while investigating the case, contacted many of his girlfriends. The cops were trying to understand him and his whereabouts when the accused contacted one of the women. She informed the cops, and a trap was laid.

Around 3 pm today, he came to meet his girlfriend in a Duster car in Baner area. And he met the cops who seized his car worth Rs 9 lakhs. Later Rs 98.1 lakhs cash was recovered from his possession.

The action was taken under the supervision of Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Morale, DCP Bachchan Singh and Senior Police Inspector Datta Chavan by a team led by Assistant Police Inspector Santosh Tasgaonkar, Police Sub-Inspector Somnath Shendge and police personnel  Pradip Surve, Santosh Mohite, Datta Katam, Pravin Shinde, Rajesh Ransing, Amjad Pathan, Sachin Gholap, Mahesh Waghmare, Pravin Kalbhor, Ashruba Morale, Pramod Ghadge, Daya Shegar, Satish Vanve, Ankush Jogdande, Pramod Gaikwad, Sanjay Dalvi and Constable Snehal Jadhav.