In a bold move, the Pune police have taken decisive action against the notorious Koyata gang, parading the nine accused who attempted to spread fear on a college campus. Just three days ago, a group of youths stormed a college in Pune, threatening students and creating chaos. In response, the Deccan police launched a manhunt to apprehend the culprits.
Acting on a tip-off, the police reached the Mutha river bank where the gang was reportedly planning to commit a robbery at a nearby petrol pump. The police caught the accused red-handed, seizing sharp weapons that were in their possession. Shockingly, it has also been revealed that this gang was involved in terrorizing the college campus.
The arrested individuals have been identified as Gautam alias Lakhan Ambadas Bansode, Ram Vilash Lokhande, Sunil Babasaheb Kamble, Ashur Khandu Gawali, Rohan Kiran Gaikwad, Rohit Chanda Kamble, Kiran Sittappa Khetri, Omkar Balu Nanavare, and Shaam Vilash Lokhande. Three days prior, they had a confrontation with students at Garware College, where they intruded with the intention to intimidate. The college authorities immediately informed the police and filed a case. The subsequent investigation led to the identification and arrest of the culprits, two of whom were students themselves, exploiting their association with the gang to spread fear on campus.
Senior police inspector Vipin Hasbnis commented, "During the investigation, we received a tip-off from the public about nine individuals near the riverside carrying Koyata, displaying suspicious behavior. Acting swiftly, the police reached the location and apprehended the accused. Despite their attempts to escape, the police successfully captured them."
DCP Sandip Gill emphasized the importance of public cooperation, urging citizens to report any criminal activities or suspicious incidents to the police. He assured that strict action would be taken against those who sought to disrupt law and order, emphasizing the zero-tolerance approach towards individuals attempting to break the law.
Prof Dr Sharayu Sathe, officiating Principal of Abasaheb Garware College, expressed gratitude to the police for their prompt response in apprehending the accused. She mentioned that the incident occurred during the college's admission period when several students visit the campus for admission purposes. Despite tight security measures requiring ID cards for entry, it is challenging to prevent every individual from entering during this busy period. Unfortunately, some individuals with criminal intentions took advantage of the situation and attempted to instill fear in the college community.
Kondhwa police parades 'MM Gang' leader
Meanwhile, Kondhwa Police has arrested the leader of the MM gang who was absconding in the Maharashtra Control of organized Crime Act (MACOCA) Case. He was paraded by cops in the area to quell his terror.
Tje arrestee has been identified as Mangesh Anil Mane alias Mangaya (age 26, resident of Upper Bibwewadi).
MM gang terrorized Kondhwa, Bharti Vidyapeeth, Marveyard area. Its leader Mangesh and his accomplices ransacked the area and vandalized vehicles. In this case, action was taken against the gang as per MACOCA. During police patrolling, police constables Suraj Shukla and Sujit Madan got a tip about him. Sub Inspector Swapnil Patil's team laid a trap and detained him laid a trap and detained him. This parade was taken out by Senior Police Inspector Santosh Sonwane, Police Inspector Sanjay Mogle, Police Inspector Sandeep Bhosale, Satish Chavan, Gorakshanath Chinke, Sagar Bhosale, Anil Bankar.
More details awaited