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TikTok video helps Pune police catch history-sheeter

The accused Deepak Dakhale was booked earlier this year in an alleged acid attack incident and in 2018 for physically assaulting an individual

pune Updated: May 16, 2019 16:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The Wakad police nabbed a wanted criminal on Monday after he was seen on a TikTok video on social media.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE ONLY)

The Wakad police nabbed a wanted criminal on Monday after he was seen on a TikTok video on social media.

The accused, identified as Deepak Dakhale is a resident of Rahatani. Dakhale was booked earlier this year in an alleged acid attack incident and in 2018 for physically assaulting an individual.

In the video, the accused is seen dancing to the tune of the Marathi song ‘Vadhiv Distay Rao’. The video was posted from the id of a person named Yash, who is presumed to be a friend of the accused. The video was being circulated in multiple WhatsApp groups.

An unidentified person came across the video and alerted the police. In the video Dakhale is seen striking poses with a weapon in front of Hotel Krushnal road, in Kalewadi; riding triple seat on a bike, said police officials.

“The accused is a history-sheeter and steps are being taken to curtail this from becoming a trend that might negatively influence people,” said Satish Mane, senior police inspector, Wakad police station.

The accused was booked under relevant sections of Arms Act and Maharashtra Police Act.

First Published: May 15, 2019 16:38 IST