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Two unidentified men posing as policemen duped a senior citizen of her ornaments worth Rs 1.6 lakh Wednesday morning.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 4, 2013 1:30:35 am

Men posing as cops dupe woman

Two unidentified men posing as policemen duped a senior citizen of her ornaments worth Rs 1.6 lakh Wednesday morning. The woman identified as Jayshree Rajnikant Damle (65),a resident of Abhiman Society on Law College Road lodged a complaint at the Deccan Gymkhana Police Station.

Police said Damle was out for a morning walk when the suspects approached her posing as policemen near the parking of Krishnakunj building on Law College Road.

They made her remove the gold ornaments including bangles and a chain and asked her to wrap the ornaments in a piece of paper. They took the ornaments and fled from the spot.

Man held with pistol

Acting on a tip-off,officials from Faraskhana Police Station nabbed a man near Alpana Theatre possessing a country-made pistol and one live cartridge worth Rs 15,050. Police have identified the suspect as Ashiq Yusuf Khan (33),a resident of Lohiyanagar.

Police suspect that Khan had come to the spot for selling the pistol. Khan is known to be history sheeter. Police have booked him under various sections of the Arms Act. Investigation is on to find out from where he got the pistol and to whom he was planning to sell it.

Special arrangements for passport applicants

In a bid to help applicants submit their passport applications in a hassle-free manner,arrangements have been made at the Passport Seva Kendra on April 6. A release issued by SG Rane,Passport Officer,Pune,said applicants must fill an online application form on the website and generate ARN (application registration number). After this,an appointment needs to be taken by clicking on ‘manage appointment’ button to book the same form. Applications without valid appointments,tatkal applications and walk-in applications will not be entertained,the press release added.

Cycle rally to spread anti-pollution message

On World Health Day,Pune Cycle Pratishthan will organise a cycle rally to spread the message of clean environment. The rally will begin at M G Road and proceed via Quarter Gate,Alpana Theatre,Tarachand Hospital and will end at Dagdusheth Ganapati Temple.

Doctors Trust to organise ‘walk for cause’

Pune Doctors Charitable Trust set up with an aim to spread awareness to tackle health-related issues and prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases will conduct a 5-km walk from Ne-hru Stadium on April 7,in which more than 10,000 persons are likely to participate,a press release said.

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