Arms seized from man posing as UP minister in cheating case
The city police have seized a revolver and 12 cartridges from the accused who allegedly posed as a minister from Uttar Pradesh and cheated a businessman from Pune to the tune of Rs 5.4 lakh by promising to give him high quality fake Indian currency notes.
The businessman, Ganesh Singh Rajpurohit (54) of Kharadi, lodged an FIR with Wanwadi police station. Police had arrested Sanjay Kumar Pande (40), a resident of Indore in Madhya Pradesh with two others — Vikaskumar Ravat (27) from Indore, and Rupali Sachin Raut (36) from Wadgaon Maval in Pune, on April 27.
Police said the arrested persons and two others who are on the run allegedly called the complainant to Wanwadi area last month. They promised to give him high quality fake currency notes of face value thrice the amount taken from him.
Police booked the accused under sections 420, 120 b, 506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Indian Arms Act. While three accused have been arrested, a search is on for two others, identified as Samir Ghogare and Ashok Patil. A revolver, 12 cartridges, a four wheeler, a two-wheeler, six cellphones and other items worth Rs 13.38 lakh have been seized.