March 24, 2021 11:10:49 am
The Pune rural police Tuesday arrested a suspended Joint Director of the Town Planning Department who is facing multiple cases including those of cheating, forgery, impersonation, and disproportionate assets.
The 55-year-old suspended government official, identified as Hanuman Jagannath Nazirkar, a resident of Kothrud, has been booked between 2017 and present in two cases of cheating and forgery registered in Pune City and Navi Mumbai police jurisdictions. He was also booked in a case in Pune city on the charges of having assets disproportionate to the known sources of income and a case of cheating through impersonation registered at Baramati police station in Pune rural jurisdiction.
The cases of cheating and forgery pertain to allegedly duping people through forged land records.
Pune Rural police officials said Nazirkar had filed an anticipatory bail in one of the cases registered against him in Baramati, which was rejected by Bombay High Court, a month ago. Since then, a search had been launched for him.
Senior Inspector Padmakar Ghanwat of Local Crime Branch of Pune Rural Police said, “As part of the effort to trace the suspect, we were checking security camera footage from his various known previous locations. We got leads that he was in Nakinda area in Mahabaleshwar hill station in Satara district. We sent a team there and he was placed under arrest.”
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