Deputy Superintendent of Kolhapur district police, Anil Kadam, said that a team of policemen drawn from the local crime branch and state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) have been entrusted with the investigations.
The accused told the woman that for conducting the ‘ritual’ to resolve her marital issues, he would need some valuables ‘touched by her husband’. In their subsequent meeting, the woman got him some gold and silver ornaments.
While opposing the anticipatory bail application filed by Ekbote, the officer, More, who is in the Pune rural police, had filed an affidavit before the courts saying prima facie, Ekbote was found involved in the conspiracy of January 1 violence.
After having dinner at a hotel on Thursday, the victims were travelling on Ganeshkhind Road in a car. But the driver lost control of the vehicle, due to which it crossed the road divider and collided with a tempo coming from the other side.
The complainant was made to deposit different sums on various fake pretexts like ‘anti-drug’ clearances, ‘terrorist form’, arrangements for the man’s accommodation, ‘upgrading’ complainant’s bank account and currency transfer fees, among others.