Wanted in Sarpanch Ravi Khwajke murder case, gangster Davinder Bambiha alias Davinder Shooter gave the police a slip in the wee hours of Sunday. He along with his three accomplices was hiding in a numberdar’s house near Phullanwal village.
Police seized an SUV with three fake number plates — reportedly used by the gangster — from the area. Police are scanning the footage of close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the area.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Dhruman Nimbale said, “Police checked some houses in Phullanwal area following a tip-off, but couldn’t find him.”
“A team comprising 200 cops reached the area to arrest the gangster, but he managed to flee before police arrived. Teams were also sent to different directions, but of no help. Police have detained the numberdar. He will face action for giving shelter to the gangster,” the DCP said.
Nimbale said, “Police got information that he was heavily armed and planning to execute crime in the city. The intelligence department traced his location at the house of a numberdar in Phullanwal village. A motorcycle squad and patrolling teams were rushed to Phullanwal.
Sources said a patrolling team blew the siren, which alerted the gangster. Davinder and his accomplices killed Sarpanch Ravi Khwajke at a marriage function on February 20. A case of murder was registered against him and others at Sadar police station. Bambiha is very much active on social media, and challenged police to arrest him.