Pune: This Diwali, most people have been bursting less firecrackers, however, there are four incidents where police cases were filed after people fought over the issue. The FIRs were registered in Kothrud, Hadapsar, Chandan Nagar and Yerawada police stations.
In Kothrud, Krishna Pandurang Mohite (28) of Kelewadi lodged an FIR against three persons who live in the same area. According to police, the incident took place around 11 pm on Thursday. “They were bursting crackers outside my house. I asked them not to do so following which the accused persons started abusing me and thrashed me. They hit me on the head with a cement block. When my brother-in-law came to my rescue, they hit him on the head with a flower pot,” Mohite stated in his complaint.
The police have charged Rajesh Ramchandra Kolekar, Manish Ramchandra Kolekar, Ramchandra Dhaku Kolekar, all residents of Kelewadi, for offences under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Rajesh and Manish have been arrested.
In Hadapsar, four persons were booked on the complaint of Justin Selvaraj Tribyam (35) of Shindevasti. The incident took place around 9 am on Friday. “My wife lodged a non-cognisable (NC) against accused persons for argument over bursting firecrackers on Thursday night. After this, the accused started abusing me and hit me on the head with an iron rod on Friday morning. They also assaulted my wife and fractured her hand,” Tribyam told cops.
The police booked four persons including two minor boys, all residents of Shindevasti, Hadapsar. “After the NC was filed, we summoned the accused and warned them. After this, the accused assaulted the complainant and his wife. Investigations are on to nab the accused persons, which also include minors,” said Police Sub-Inspector Rahul Ghuge.
In Yerawada, Suraj Sudhir Banjare (28) of Shelar Chawl, Gadital, filed a complaint against Aniket Kakde, Adarsh Kakde, Raj Anthony, all residents of the same locality. The incident took place at 10.30 pm on Thursday. “I asked them not to burst firecrackers in front of my house following which they abused me and hit me on the hand with a hammer. They also punched my mother on the eye when she intervened,” Banjare said.
In another case, Akshay Balkrishna Somvanshi (22) of Somnathnagar, Vadgaonsheri, lodged a complaint against four persons who beat him up with sticks after arguments over bursting firecrackers. He sustained injuries on face and head.
The incident took place at 10.30 pm on Wednesday near Inorbit Mall in Vadgaonsheri. The police booked Kobya, Sandip Garud, Sanket Gholap, Yashwant Garud, all residents of Jagdamba Society in Somnathnagar, Vadgaonsheri.