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Pune builder shot dead: Teams formed to arrest accused after police identify two assailants

pune Updated: Jan 15, 2018 22:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Deven Shah (left) was shot at close range by two assailants in the parking lot of his residence at Prabhat road on Saturday night.(HT FILE PHOTO)

The Pune police have identified the assailants of builder DevenShah and dispatched a team to arrest them. Shah was shot at close range by twoassailants in the parking lot of his residence at Prabhat road onSaturday night. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday at a privatehospital.

According to the police , the accused wereidentified as Ravi Chorge and Rahul Shivtare.“Shivtare has been booked for murder in the past whereas Chorge hascharges against him for body offences at Faraskhana police station.These two accused used to deal with real estate matters and were knownto Shah, however, more things will come to the fore once these twoget arrested,” added the source.

Sameer Sheikh, assistant commissioner of police (Crime), said , “We have deployed our teams and are going to arrest them soon.”

Deven Shah (56), founder of Ambika Corp, who used to reside at Sayali Apartments in Lane no 7 of Prabhatroad, was shot at around 11:05 pm. They sent a person who runs alaundry shop there to call Shah downstairs. Initially, Shah’s son Atitcame downstairs but the duo told him that they have come to meet hisfather and not him. Later, when Shah arrived downstairs; he wasinstantly shot at by the two assailants. Shah received two bulletinjuries in the chest and ribs.The heinous act has been caught on CCTV which helped the police identify the suspects in the case.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 22:26 IST