3 goons who shot dead cops in Raj held in Pune

ST Correspondent
Monday, 15 October 2018

In a joint operation, officials from Rajasthan police and Crime Branch of Pune city police, swooped down on Bavdhan area on Saturday night and nabbed three goons, who were hiding there after killing a police inspector and constable in Rajasthan in a shootout over a week back.

Pune: In a joint operation, officials from Rajasthan police and Crime Branch of Pune city police, swooped down on Bavdhan area on Saturday night and nabbed three goons, who were hiding there after killing a police inspector and constable in Rajasthan in a shootout over a week back.

SHO Mukesh Kanungo and Constable Ram Prakash were allegedly shot dead by the SUV-borne gangsters, who opened fire on the police team chasing them in a private vehicle at Beswa village under Fatehpur police station in Sikar district of Rajasthan on October 6. 

Acting on a tip-off, the police team, which included Kanungo and Prakash, was on the hunt to nab gangster Ajay Chaudhary and his aides when they opened fire. In the firing, Kanungo was hit in the neck and Prakash on the chest. The duo succumbed to their injuries on way to a hospital. 

While searching for the accused persons, Rajasthan police got information that some goons are hiding in Pune and they contacted their counterparts here. Accordingly, Pune Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham ordered the Crime Branch to look for the accused.

Two teams from the anti-dacoity cell and anti-extortion cell of the Crime Branch were roped in to trace the accused persons. “We had received their photographs. With the help of technical surveillance, we zeroed in on Bavdhan area and after searching for them for the whole night, we nabbed the three accused. The search was completed by 5.30 am. The arrested accused are being taken to Rajasthan by a police team”, said ACP (Crime 1) Sameer Shaikh.

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