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ATM card clue helps Pune police crack former banker’s murder case

The police investigation of the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage revealed that Rs 45,000 was withdrawn using the ATM cards

pune Updated: Apr 30, 2019 16:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
An FIR was also lodged at the Chatuhshrungi police station.
An FIR was also lodged at the Chatuhshrungi police station.(HT/PHOTO)
         

The transactions made using the automated teller machine (ATM) cards of Ganesh Jategaonkar ( 84), former executive director, Bank of India helped the Chatuhshrungi police track down his murderers, nine days after he was found dead at his flat in Blossoms Society, Aundh on April 17.

A police team comprising senior inspector Bhaskar Jadhav, inspector Vaishali Galande, assistant inspector Sandesh Kenjale and sub-inspector Tukaram Fad on Friday arrested Krishna Badekar (24) , a resident of Khadki; Saif Shaikh (22), Nadeem Pathan (24) and Mohsin Sayyed (30), all residents of Dapodi. The accused were produced before the court which remanded them in police custody. Sayyed runs a garage while the others were unemployed. 

An FIR was also lodged at the Chatuhshrungi police station, on the same day under IPC 380 ( theft). 

The police arrested the accused after a detailed criminal and forensic investigation was carried into the nature of transactions made via the stolen ATM cards. Police inspector Bhaskar Jadhav who is investigating the case said, “Badekar was the mastermind. He was heavily in debt and the lenders were demanding money. Badekar had visited Jategaonkar’s flat on few occasions with his mother Sunita, who was the domestic help at Jategaonkar’s residence”.

“Badekar made a duplicate key of Jategaonkar’s flat and used it to enter his flat with others and demanded money from Jategaonkar, but he refused. They smothered Jategaonkar with a pillow and left with his ATM cards,” Jadhav added.

The police investigation of the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage revealed that Rs 45,000 was withdrawn using the ATM cards. The money was withdrawn at Lonavla, Panvel and Mumbai.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 16:22 IST

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