Centurion cop: Police naik nabs 100 criminals within a year
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In a unique feat and arguably the first of its kind in Maharashtra, police naik Mahesh Nimbalkar of the Deccan Gymkhana police station nabbed as many as 100 criminals on police record within a span of one year.
These were either wanted or declared absconders in criminal cases registered with either the Pune city police or Pune rural police, Sangli or even the Miraj police.
Last year, former Pune police commissioner Meeran Borwankar announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for nabbing suspects wanted or absconding in criminal cases for more than two years and Rs 2,000 for suspects wanted or absconding for a period of one to two years.
On January 29, 2012, Nimbalkar nabbed a suspect Shashigovind Marwadi Kumbhar, absconding in a 16-year-old theft case at Sahakarnagar police station. Senior inspector Manoh Joshi of Deccan Gymkhana police then encouraged Nimbalkar to pursue
"From that time onwards, Nimbalkar took extra effort besides his routine duties to follow up on his network of informers and public contacts, travelled extensively and nabbed wanted criminals or those absconding for various offences," police inspector Joshi said at a press conference held in the city on Monday.
Nimbalkar used various techniques to track down criminals. For example, going through the voter lists of different areas, studying the list of wanted and absconding criminals in other districts, developing good communication with friends and rivals of these suspects and on February 7, 2013, he made his 100th catch by nabbing Santosh Balasaheb Barate of Mundhwa, wanted in a criminal breach of trust case at Sahakarnagar for the past four years. Nimbalkar went to Barate's house about 12 times. Barate was not found. But Nimbalkar was persistent in following up the case and finally Barate surrendered.
Among the 100 suspects nabbed, 76 were wanted by the police and 24 were proclaimed absconders by the court.
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