Police arrest main accused in Chandan Shewani murder case

ST Correspondent
Friday, 20 March 2020

Officials of the city police Crime Branch Unit II on Wednesday arrested the main accused involved in the murder of city-based businessman Chandan Shewani, who was murdered for Rs 2 crore ransom in January. 

Pune: Officials of the city police Crime Branch Unit II on Wednesday arrested the main accused involved in the murder of city-based businessman Chandan Shewani, who was murdered for Rs 2 crore ransom in January. 

The arrested accused were identified as Parvez Haneef Shaikh (42), a resident of Hadapsar and a history-sheeter on police record. 

The Crime Branch officials said the accused was on the run and they received a tip-off that he will be coming near Mahuli Sangam Ghat located 10 km from Satara to sell firearms. 

Accordingly, a team of the Crime Branch sleuths laid a trap and nabbed the accused.

Chandan Shewani (48), who used to own a footwear store on Laxmi Road, was found dead with three bullet wounds near a canal in Lonanad, Satara on January 5. He was kidnapped from Pune the night before he was found dead.
 
During investigation, police found the involvement of Shaikh and five others who have been arrested in the case earlier. This is the sixth arrest in the case.

The accused Shaikh was found in possession of three pistols, 40 rounds, two magazines and two mobile phones that he is suspected to have brought for sale. The arrest was made by a team led by Senior Police Inspector Mahendra Jagtap of Unit 2.

The arrested accused was remanded in police custody till March 24 by a court. The arrested accused Shaikh has a history of 18 serious offences against him.

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