Pune: MCOCA Imposed On Notorious Gaikwad Gang For Vehicle Vandalism, Creating Terror

Ritesh Kumar Pune Police Commissioner
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Pune, 16th July 2023: Police Commissioner Retesh Kumaarr has imposed the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on the notorious gang for spreading terror and vandalizing vehicles in the Sahakarnagar area. Several serious offenses have been registered against the gang in the past.

The gang leader, Siddharth Vijay Gaikwad (22) from Annabhau Sathe Colony, Aranyeshwar, along with his accomplices Ram Rajabhau Umap (23), Sunny alias Kiran Kailas Pardeshi (27), Amol alias Nana Jalander Bansode (31), Sameer Razzaq Shaikh (23), Rajabhau alias Jatalaya Laxman Umap (50), Ganesh alias Bhushan Kailas Pardeshi (30), Nabba alias Naresh Sachin Divte (26), Harshad Appa Dhere (22), Shubham alias Dui Anil Taktode (19), Vishal Shivaji Patole (19), Chetan Mahadev Kamble (26), and Gaurav Arvind Naiknaware (22) have been named in the criminal activities.

The Gaikwad gang is responsible for 14 recorded crimes. Siddharth, as the gang leader, systematically orchestrated these crimes through acts of terror to establish dominance and financial gain. The gang operated primarily in Sahakarnagar, Bharti Vidyapeeth, Swargate, Dattawadi, Kondhwa, Market Yard, and Bibvewadi areas.

The MCOCA proposal against the gang was submitted by Sahakarnagar Senior Police Inspector Surendra Malale to Additional Commissioner Pravin Kumar Patil through DCP (Zone 2) Smartana Patil. ACP Narayan Shirgaonkar is leading the investigation.

This operation was executed under the supervision of Commissioner of Police Retesh Kumaarr, Joint Commissioner Sandeep Karnik, Additional Commissioner of Police Pravin Kumar Patil, Deputy Commissioner Smartana Patil, ACP Narayan Shirgaonkar, Senior Police Inspector Surendra Malale, Police Inspector Sandeep Deshmane, police personnel Sanjay Gaikwad, Mangesh Khedkar, Pooja Tidke, and Bhausaheb Aher.

MCOCA Action Against 36 Gangs: Commissioner of Police Retesh Kumaarr has initiated a stringent crackdown against organised gangs. All police officers and personnel have been directed to closely monitor criminal gangs involved in offenses against individuals and property, instilling terror among the public. The goal is to eradicate crime in its entirety. Thus far, 36 gangs have faced action.

These gangs have been involved in crimes such as organized gang activity, violent threats, robbery, theft, possession of deadly weapons, attempted culpable homicide, grievous hurt, unlawful assembly, assault on the public, possession of dangerous weapons, causing damage to civilian property, and other offenses. The police are committed to maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of the community.