The father of a 25-year-old, who is in custody for allegedly kidnapping and committing unnatural offence on two minors, challenged his son’s detention before the high court on Friday.
On August 11, the police commissioner labelled Pritesh Doshi a ‘dangerous person’ and passed an order of detention under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slum-lords, Bootlegger, Drug Offenders and Dangerous Persons Act.
Malad resident Dinesh Doshi (52) challenged his son’s detention before the high court alleging the order is illegal.
On May 10, Pritesh allegedly kidnapped the teenaged daughter of a filmmaker from Oshiwara, took her to a hotel in Madh and committed an unnatural offence. The complaint was registered the same day at Oshiwara police station, but he was arrested on June 3 by the Charkop police in a similar case.
Pritesh has five cases registered against him – two for committing unnatural offence, two for kidnap and one for chain snatching – at various police stations in the western suburbs.
While passing the detention order, police commissioner D. Sivanandhan said: “You are violent type and dangerous criminal having taken to the life of crime for the sake of easy money and to show your upper hand in the localities of Lokhandwala Complex, Oshiwara, Madh island, Kandivli and Charkop.”