Police to summon doctors, chemists from Wai

  • Satyajit Joshi, Hindustan Times, PUNE
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 22:16 IST
Police recovered skeletal remains from Santosh Pol's farm house at Wai in Satara. (HT photo)

The police plan to summon doctors and chemists from Wai as part of the investigation into the six murders allegedly committed by Santosh Pol.

According to the police, Pol was in touch with a few doctors and chemists for a long period and they wanted to know whether they found Pol’s activities suspicious. The investigation is focused on the use of anaesthesia and ambulance in two murders. 

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Pol allegedly ran an ambulance service for Dr Vidhadhar Ghotwadekar. Police plan to check the logbook of the ambulance. Ghotwadekar has pleaded ignorance and lodged a complaint against Pol in connection with the theft of one ambulance.

Investigators have shortlisted a few chemists who used to supply medicines and other items to Pol. The police will concentrate on the supplier of anaesthesia, which was believed to be used in two murders. Police sources said Pol worked with a minimum five hospitals in Wai in the past two decades.

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Sources in Wai police said Pol had put up a hoarding in town, which allegedly suggested he was associated with the Wai branch of the Indian Medical Association. The hoarding had a photo of Santosh Pol and a few office-bearers of the branch. However, it was removed after office-bearers objected to it and threatened to approach police. Investigators believe Pol put up the hoarding to show his proximity to local doctors.


With financial gain seeming to the main motive behind the crime, the police have freezed 5 bank accounts of Pol and obtaining all information on the financial transactions carried by Pol

While Pol stayed in a rented flat in Wai with his wife and two children, he has purchased a new flat in Wai

Pol was planning to shift to the new house in a few days, said police

Police believe Pol must have more financial interests in Wai

Several documents from Pol’s room in the poultry farm have been recovered

Police have traced Pol’s wife and will summon her if necessary

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