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Dacoit Sada Shetty killed in encounter

The crime branch of Pune police gunned down dreaded gangster and bank dacoit Sada alias Sadashiv Krishna Shetty (34) in a police encounter near Chandani Chowk on Paud Road,early morning Tuesday.

The crime branch of Pune police gunned down dreaded gangster and bank dacoit Sada alias Sadashiv Krishna Shetty (34) in a police encounter near Chandani Chowk on Paud Road,early morning Tuesday. The crime branch had earlier gunned down notorious criminal Rahul Kandhare on August 25,making it the second encounter killing in less than one-and-a-half months.

Shetty was the prime suspect in the broad daylight murder of courier agency proprietor and alleged hawala operator Dilip Gujjar in Raviwar Peth on September 26.

The crime branch had arrested five accomplices of Shetty on Monday in connection with the murder case. The search for Shetty and two other gangsters identified as Samir Mujawar and Dilip Thapa,was still on,according to the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Anil Kumbhare said the crime branch team led by inspector Sunil Pawar and assistant inspector S A S Sayyad spotted Shetty and his accomplice moving suspiciously on a motorcycle on the road near Ved Vihar building close to the Chandni Chowk in Kothrud at around 5.45 am.

“Shetty fired four bullets at the police team. A bullet hit the windscreen of the police vehicle and in retaliation,the police opened fire. Shetty received bullet injuries and died on the spot. His accomplice however managed to escaped from the spot on the motorcycle,” Kumbhare told reporters.

According to the police Shetty hails from Thane. He was involved in 16 serious crimes including eight bank dacoities in different parts of the state. He had committed three crimes in Pune – city and rural,which included a robbery in Pimpri and a dacoity at the State Bank of India,Ambegaon branch,earlier this year. He was known to target jewellery shops and hawala operators.

Police said Shetty was leading a dreaded gang of dacoits armed with firearms and sharp weapons. The modus operandi of the gang was to launch an armed attack on the target and then loot the money – something that they followed during the attack on Gujjar at his courier agency office in Raviwar Peth. When Gujjar tried to resist the attack,the gangsters opened fire,killing Gujjar instantly.

Kolhapur police had invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Shetty in 2006. He was then lodged at Yerwada jail,but was later released on bail. Police are now searching for the accomplices Mujawar and Thapa.

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Encounter killings by Pune police
2009 Mubin Shiakh,Rahul Kandhare,Sadashiv Shetty.
2008 Robert Salve,Santosh Ovhal
2006 Santosh alias Baba Gandle,Sanjay Shelke
2003 Fauji alias Rohidas Yeole,Ramesh Tiwari,Rajesh Choudhary
2003 Fauji alias Rohidas Yeole,Ramesh Tiwari,Rajesh Choudhary
2001 Dilip Gosavi (sharp shooter of Chhota Rajan gang),Viswanath,Kamat,Ashok Pande and Hanumant Kondekar