Indore: Police have seized the car used in the robbery case of Sarafa trader Ratnesh Patni from Khandwa. Police also arrested a person on the charges of giving sheltering criminals and keeping their car at his residence. Earlier, Gwalior police had arrested the four accused at Gwalior.
According to Kanadia TI Dilip Singh Chaudhari, this action was taken in connection with the incident of May 20 where Ratnesh Patni looted after firing at him. Notorious criminal Harendra Rana stopped Patni, a resident of Sudama Nagar, at Kanadia when he was returning home in his Scorpio with his friend Sudarshan.
After two days of this incident, Harendra, his allies Manish, Vikram and another person was confronted by the Gwalior police. Harendra and one of his allies were injured in that confrontation and all the four were arrested. The injured are under treatment in a hospital at Gwalior.
During the investigation, city police came to know that Harendra is a ‘criminal carrying reward’ and the Santro car used in the crime was looted from Delhi in last December. However, Harendra is denying this and saying that he had purchased the Santro from a youth of Delhi. Police are investigating his claim.
TI Chaudhari further informed that Harendra and his allies had reached from Delhi to his friend Lalu Jaat at Khandwa in the stolen Santro car. Harendra and Lalu became acquainted with each other when they were in Gwalior Jail. Then Harendra lived for some days in a rented room arranged by Lalu. Later, he came to Indore with his allies and robbed the Scorpio from Ratnesh. The accused then returned to Khandwa and parked the Santro at Lalu’s residence and went to Gwalior. In Gwalior they confronted with police and got arrested.
At present, all the four accused are in the custody of Gwalior police, but they did not tell anybody about the Santro that it was kept at Khandwa. However, Kanadia police received this information from an informer and a police team was sent to Khandwa to seize the car. Police also arrested Harendra’s friend Lalu, who provided shelter to the four accused in his house.