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Pune: Another associate of NCB ‘witness’ Gosavi arrested

Officials from Lashkar police station, who are probing one of the four cheating cases registered against Gosavi in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, have on Saturday arrested Kusum Gaikwad (35), a resident of Pune Camp.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: November 15, 2021 8:13:31 am
Kiran Gosavi, Kiran Gosavi arrest, Kiran Gosavi arrest pune, Kiran Gosavi aryan khan, Kiran Gosavi NCB, Kiran Gosavi newsGosavi was arrested last month by the Pune City Police in connection with a job racket case lodged at the Lashkar police station. (Express Photo by Pavan Khengre)

Pune police on Saturday arrested a woman, an alleged associate of Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective cited as an independent witness by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case that had led to the arrest of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan last month.

Officials from the Lashkar police station, who are probing one of the four cases of cheating registered against Gosavi in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, arrested Kusum Gaikwad (35), a resident of Pune Camp. An officer said that she was placed under arrest after she arrived in India from Dubai. Police said Gaikwad, who ran a placement agency in the past, was an accomplice of Gosavi in the offence registered at Lashkar police station.

In 2019-20, Gaikwad allegedly connected job aspirants with Gosavi, who took money from them on the promise of helping them get jobs in hotels abroad, police have said.

Gosavi (37) was arrested on October 28 in a cheating case lodged against him at Faraskhana police station in 2018. Two more cases were registered against him — one each at Lashkar and Wanwadi police station — for cheating people in the same manner, on false promises of giving jobs at hotels in Malaysia. One more case was registered against him three days back at Bhosari police station under Pimpri-Chinchwad jurisdiction, on the charges of cheating an aspirant on the false promise of a job in Brunei in 2015.

While Gosavi had been declared an absconder by the court in 2019, it was only after his selfie with Aryan Khan went viral on social media that questions were raised about his presence at the NCB’s cruise ship raid on October 2.

The Pune City Police had issued a look out circular against Gosavi on October 13 to prevent him from leaving the country. On October 18, police arrested his assistant Sherbano Qureshi from Govandi, Mumbai, alleging that money in the cheating case went into her account.

Police arrested Gosavi in this case on October 28, following which he was remanded to police custody till November 5 by a court for further investigation. The court later extended his police custody till Monday and then till Tuesday.

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