Pune: Police Officer Somnath Zende Suspended After Winning Dream11 Jackpot

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Chinchwad, 18th October 2023 – In a shocking turn of events, Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Somnath Zende has been suspended from his duties following a preliminary inquiry. This comes after the revelation that Zende had won a staggering amount of 1.5 crore on the popular fantasy sports platform, Dream11, on the 10th of October, 2023. The news of his enormous jackpot win had sent shockwaves across Pimpri Chinchwad and Pune, with many locals celebrating his remarkable feat.


Assistant Commissioner of Police Satish Mane, who released the official information, confirmed that a preliminary inquiry had been initiated into PSI Zende’s sudden windfall. The inquiry quickly gained momentum as a significant number of people questioned the legality of a police officer participating in gambling activities, especially one as high-profile as Dream11.


On the 12th of October, 2023, amidst growing scrutiny and public interest, it was officially announced that a departmental inquiry would be conducted against PSI Zende. Deputy Commissioner Swapna Gore was entrusted with leading the inquiry, ensuring that all aspects of this extraordinary situation were thoroughly examined.


Dream11 is a fantasy sports platform where users create virtual teams and compete based on real-life sports events, and it operates within the bounds of the law. However, the involvement of a police officer in such activities raised eyebrows, leading to the departmental inquiry to ascertain whether any violations occurred.


The suspension of PSI Somnath Zende, combined with the ongoing departmental inquiry, has sparked discussions and debates throughout the region. Many are keenly observing the outcome of the investigation, which will ultimately determine the fate of Zende’s career and whether his Dream11 victory will have any legal consequences.