Criminal opens fire at builder’s house in Kothrud
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A criminal on police record on Thursday night allegedly opened fire at builder's house in Kothrud. Police said no one was injured in the incident. They said the suspect had tried to extort money from the builder in the past.
A complaint was registered at Kothrud police station by Sheshram Nenaji Chaudhari of Mahatma Society in Kothrud.
Police said the incident took place around 9 pm. In the complaint, Chaudhari has named criminal Laxman Jadhav and one more person yet to be identified, as suspects.
Inspector (Crime) S B Navle investigating the case, said, "In June, Chaudhari had received a extortion call from a person who identified himself as Laxman Jadhav. He demanded Rs 50 lakh and said if the amount is not paid he would harm the builder. A complaint was registered at that time with us."
On Thursday night, one of them came to Chaudhari's house and fired one round from a firearm.
"We have booked Jadhav for attempt to murder and under relevant Sections of Arms Act. We have launched a search for him. Our teams are working on various leads."
On June 13, Vinayak Jade, an accountant working for Chaudhari, was shot at by four persons. Jade had survived the attack. Police are also investigating into the link between the two incidents.
"We suspect the attack on Thursday was executed because Chaudhari refused to give money. Jadhav is a criminal on the records of various police stations and has several serious offences against him."
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