Cops are seeking custodial interrogation of Ekbote: IGP

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pune: Special Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Kolhapur range) Vishwas Nangare Patil, on Wednesday, said that the police officials are seeking custodial interrogation of Milind Ekbote and they are looking to gather evidence in the violence of Koregaon-Bhima on January 1, which claimed the life of a person. Following the incident, Milind Ekbote was booked by the police in the riot case. The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra government for protecting Milind Ekbote, as the government counsel had held the stand that Ekbote is absconding and yet to be found.

Pune: Special Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Kolhapur range) Vishwas Nangare Patil, on Wednesday, said that the police officials are seeking custodial interrogation of Milind Ekbote and they are looking to gather evidence in the violence of Koregaon-Bhima on January 1, which claimed the life of a person. Following the incident, Milind Ekbote was booked by the police in the riot case. The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra government for protecting Milind Ekbote, as the government counsel had held the stand that Ekbote is absconding and yet to be found. Speaking about the issue, Nangare Patil said, “We will take custodial interrogation of Ekbote. We do not want that we should arrest him and he is then released on bail.”

Nangare Patil was speaking to media at a press conference at Sentosa Resort in Ravet. Speaking of rising cyber crime cases in rural areas, Nangare Patil said that the government has allocated Rs 50 lakh to each district for fighting cybercrime cases. “We have started a dedicated cyber cell at Pune rural police headquarters. I have also instructed all police stations to file cases of cybercrime and encourage victims to file such cases,” added Nangare Patil.

Speaking on custodial death of Aniket Kothale, which led to the arrest of five policemen of Sangli police, Nangare Patil said that he has instructed the control room to take information from complainants whether they have received FIR copy of the complaint and also whether police have lodged a proper FIR in their case. He further said that eight more extensions have been provided to Pune rural police so that they can respond better to calls of victims. “To prevent incidents of crime, we have formed a team of 100 persons at each police station, which will help police officials to learn crime pattern and provide 24x7 police patrolling,” added Nangare Patil.

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