Cops to probe PMC official for video camera ‘theft’

A magistrate court on Tuesday directed the Pune police to probe the role of Nitin Udas,Assistant Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),in connection with the theft of a handycam that was used to shoot an alleged theft at Kothrud garbage depot last year.

Written by Express News Service | Published:March 6, 2013 1:01 am

A magistrate court on Tuesday directed the Pune police to probe the role of Nitin Udas,Assistant Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),in connection with the theft of a handycam that was used to shoot an alleged theft at Kothrud garbage depot last year.

The order comes on a complaint filed against Udas by Sanjay Jadhav,a resident of Dattawadi,on January 15,2013,under Sections 378 (theft) and 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code.

The complaint filed through advocate Vaishali Chandane said Jadhav came to know about some illegal activities at the Kothrud garbage depot in April 2012. He said he was filming a video of a theft at the depot on April 2,2012,when Udas allegedly snatched his handycam.

As per the complaint,Udas took the camera away saying theft was not happening in Jadhav’s house. In May 2012,Jadhav claimed to have received a seizure memo of his camera from the PMC’s executive engineer. Jadhav said he did not get his camera back and hence filed a complaint against Udas. The court has now directed the Kothrud police to investigate the case.

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