Two armed motorcycle-borne men shoot Pune builder in broad daylight
The incident took place at around 11:30 am near Dinosaur Garden in Pimple Gurav on Saturday.pune Updated: Jun 25, 2017 15:42 IST
Yogesh Shelar, a city based builder, was injured when two motorbike-borne men fired shots at him near a temple in Pimple Gurav, said senior police inspector Ajay Chandkhede of the Sanghvi police station on Saturday morning.
Shelar was rushed to the AIMS hospital in Aundh after the incident, which reportedly took place around 11:30 am near Dinosaur Garden in Pimple Gurav. Shelar was headed to the Tulja Bhawani temple in the area, according to the police. He was travelling alone in a Maruti Swift and no other casualties were reported.
The police are investigating the incident and are on the lookout for the two accused, said senior police inspector Chandkhede.
In a statement to the police, Shelar claimed that the shoot-out was allegedly ordered by Aditi Gaikwad, the daughter of former Corporator of Aundh, Kailash Gaikwad, said assistant police inspector (API) BA Nanavare of the Sanghvi police station.
In his statement to the police, Shelar said that the two men who shot at him brought up Gaikwad's name before firing at him, said API Nanavare. The two men were reportedly riding a pulsar motorbike and shot Shelar, who was in his car. Shelar did not lose consciousness but sustained a singular shot in the leg, according to senior police inspector Chandkhede.
Aditi Gaikwad and the two unidentified men have been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 307, Section 34 and relevant sections of Arms Act, 1959 and a case has been filed at the Sanghvi police statiion, a police source confirmed.
According to API Nanavare, who quoted Shelar's statement to the police, Gaikwad had faced police action five years ago for a similar attempt against Shelar who was close to her father. During the local elections held in 2017, the young Gaikwad from a politically influential family had threatened to kill him if he appeared in Aundh Gaon region, said API Nanavare.
Last year, Shelar was one of the two builders who were sent to police custody for not delivering flats which were paid for. While one case was filed at the Swargate police station, another one was filed in the Lonikand police station under rural police jurisdiction.