Mubarak Ansari & Tikam Shekhawat
Pune, 13th February 2024: The officials from Parvati police station has arrested the infamous gangster Madiwaliya Hiremath, also known as Muduswamy, aged 34, of DMC gang in Karnataka;s Vijaypura district.
The arrest took place in the Undri Pisoli area of Kondhwa, where Hiremath was found in possession of three newly acquired pistols and 25 rounds of ammunition, concealed in his Creta vehicle, accompanied by two associates. The action was taken based on tip-off received by Senior Police Inspector Nandkumar Gaikwad, in-charge of Parvati police station.
DCP (Zone 3) Sambhaji Kadam stated, “An FIR is being registered for offences under the Arms Act at Parvati police station. House and vehicle searches are underway. I have also held a detailed discussion with SP Vijaypura for further action.”
Their sinister plan aimed at executing the murder of rival gang leader Magadev Sahukar, who heads the Bhairagond gang.
Madiwaliya Hiremath gained notoriety as the prime accused in the infamous 2020 Mahadev Sahukar Bhairagond shootout case, resulting in the death of two individuals. Their intended target, Mahadev Sahukar, survived the incident.
The ongoing clash between rival gangs, particularly the Chadchan and Bhairagond families, has plagued Vijayapura in Karnataka with a series of murders, abductions, extortion, and gang wars.
Hiremath’s vendetta was rooted in seeking revenge for the murder of his master, Dharmaraj Chadchan. The attack on Mahadev Sahukar served as a continuation of this longstanding feud.
Notably, criminal activities in Vijayapura thrive on illegal sand mining, irrigation contracts, and the illicit firearms trade, often alleged to have political backing.
Pune Police action was taken under the guidance of Commissioner Amitesh Kumar, Additional CP (West Region) Praveen Patil, DCP (Zone 3) Sambhaji Kadam, ACP (Sinhgad Road division) Appasaheb Shewale and Senior Police Inspector Nandkumar Gaikwad, in-charge of Parvati police station.
The team included Police Sub Inspector Sachin Pawar and police personnel Kundan Shinde, Prakash Margaje, Dayanand Telange-Patil, Purushotam Gunla, Amol Dabde, Amit Chivhe, Saddam Shaikh, Pravin Jagtap, Kuldip Shinde, Mahesh Jeghe, Dattatray Nalawade, Subhash More, Nanaso Khade, Rakesh Surve and driver Bansode.