Manoj Adsul gets police custody till Mar 5 in Rs 75-lakh Pune doctor’s extortion case
PUNE: Manoj Adsul, an accused in a case of extortion involving Dr Deepak Prabhakar Rasne, 69, an Ayurveda practitioner and his son Dr Sahil Rasne, 34, a gastroenterologist, was arrested from Navi Mumbai on Thursday by the Pune Police.
“Manoj Adsul has been arrested by anti extortion cell (crime branch) and produced in court today (Thursday). Seven days police custody, till March 5, was granted,” said Bachchan Singh, Deputy commissioner of police, crime, Pune.
Based on Dr Deepak Rasne’s complaint, a case was regsitered against Adsul at the Vishrambaug police station.
Adsul’s application for ad-interim protection from arrest was rejected by a local court on Monday.
The police have gathered 10 statements of people who helped Dr Deepak Rasne collect the money, a sum of Rs 75 lakh, that he allegedly gave to Adsul.
The police say that of the Rs 75 lakh, Rs 54 lakh was paid by Dr Deepak Rasne to Adsul through cheque.
Adsul had told Dr Rasne that the money was needed to stop a female patient from registering a fake case of sexual harassment against his son, Dr Sahil Rasne.
“The police have found 121 transactions from Adsul’s bank account to accounts of various other people, including his family members, after receiving the money,” Leena Pathak, the prosecutor who opposed ad-interim protection to Adsul on behalf of the police, has claimed.
-The anti-extortion cell of Pune crime branch is probing two cases registered in the matter in Vishrambaug police station
-The first FIR was lodged by Dr Deepak Prabhakar Rasne, 69, an Ayurveda practitioner against Manoj Adsul and his brother Hemant Adsul, for cheating and extortion
-The second was lodged by Hemant Adsul against Pune police mitra Jayesh Kasat for extortion.
-Police have recorded the statements of 10 witnesses, including accused Jayesh Kasat and Rasne’s family members
-Adsul’s bail application was rejected on February 25
-Jayesh Kasat (42), who allegedly extorted Rs 5 lakh from Adsul was arrested on February 16 and is lodged at Yerawada Central jail