One arrested for assaulting Pune cop on duty
Karne was booked under Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint ), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Updated: Jul 24, 2018 17:27 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
Mundhwa police arrested Rikin Tukaram Karne, 32, a resident of Tulshi Baug Colony in Sahakarnagar on charges of assaulting a policeman on duty on Sunday between 1 pm and 1:30 pm near 1 Lounge near ABC road in Mundhwa. Abhijit Ugale, police constable, lodged an official complaint in this regard.
According to the FIR, Rikin Karne was in his car at the time of the incident. He got into an argument with commuters and yelled at them. When Ugale and the other police staffers arrived at the spot to contain the situation, Karne lost his temper and started hurling abuses at the policemen on duty.
In the ensuing melee, he threatened Ugale and the other policemen and assaulted them in a fit of rage.
Karne was booked under Sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint ), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Anil Pathrudkar, Mundhwa police station in-charge, said that the accused who has a travels business has two criminal cases related to body offences registered at Bund Garden and Cantonment police station respectively. “He has been remanded to magisterial custody by the court and is currently in Yerwada Central Prison,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a similar incident, Hinjewadi police on Saturday arrested Nishant Wakadkar, 35, and Sagar Nikam, 22, on charges of assaulting constable Vicky Kadam who was on official duty at the time of the incident. The duo was produced before the court which has remanded them to police custody till Monday.
Notes worth ₹13L burnt in robbery attempt on ATM
In a case of attempted robbery, an unidentified gang planning to loot cash from an ATM accidentally burnt paper currency estimated to be worth Rs 13.67 lakh on Sunday morning.
The notes caught fire at the ATM centre when the robbers were trying to break open the ATM with a gas cutter. The incident occurred during the wee hours of Sunday inside a State Bank of India ATM centre at Sambhajinagar in Chinchwad, police said.
The accused entered the ATM centre at around 4 am in the morning in order to steal cash. Aiming to break open the machine, the robbers used a gas cutter and accidentally burnt down the currency notes worth Rs 13.67 lakh. The thieves also damaged the ATM machine worth Rs 4.5 lakh during their robbery attempt.
Prakash More, police sub-inspector, Nigdi police station, said that an amount of Rs 22.67 lakh was inside the ATM. Around 2,105 notes worth Rs 10.67 lakh was reduced to ashes whereas notes worth Rs 3 lakh were half burnt. However, the remaining amount of Rs 8 lakh remained untouched and intact, he said.
“We do not know how many robbers entered the ATM centre as the CCTV was also gutted in the fire. However, we have requested the bank to provide us with the backup footages available with them for forensic investigation. It seems the robbers made an escape after the fire erupted inside the ATM machine,” More said.
The police has registered a case of robbery against the identified persons.
First Published: Jul 24, 2018 17:26 IST