4 more accused in Vishal Phate murder case arrested

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 27, 2021 06:25 PM2021-05-27T18:25:01+5:302021-05-27T18:25:01+5:30

Aurangabad, May 27: The Waluj MIDC police arrested four more accused in the murder of notorious goon from Wadgaon ...

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4 more accused in Vishal Phate murder case arrested

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Aurangabad, May 27:

The Waluj MIDC police arrested four more

accused in the murder of notorious goon from Wadgaon Kolhati area Vishal alias

Madya Phate from Waluj MIDC area on Wednesday night. The accused confessed that

they killed Vishal as he used to frequently threaten them to kill after he was

released from the Harsul prison.

Vishal alias Madya (26, Wadgaon Kolhati) created panic among the

residents in this area and he was murdered by hitting a stone on head at

Bajajnagar, a week back. The police within 24 hours after the murder arrested

the kingpin of the murder Sachin Somnath Pradhan (29), his younger brother Ajay

Somnath Pradhan (23) and Ashish Laxman Kale (34, all residents of Wadgaon) at

Patoda Shivar. However, the other four accused in the murder were at large. The

Waluj MIDC police established two teams to arrest them and launched massive

manhunt for them. On Thursday night, PI Madhukar Sawant received the

information that the absconding accused are in contact with their relatives.

The police gained confidence of the relatives and sought information about the

whereabouts of the accused. Accordingly, a trap was laid and Deepak Tukaram

Pradhan (29), Rahul Pandharinath Vitekar (29), Kiran Sudam Wagh (28) and Mahesh

Hiralal Shigote (28, all residents of Wadgaon) from the Waluj MIDC area.

Notorious goon Vishal was released on bail after staying in the Harsul prison

for almost a year in the murder of Yogesh Pradhan. After coming out of the

prison, Vishal used to frequently threaten Yogesh’s cousin Sachin Pradhan. On

May 21, Sachin had gone to Mrugnayani Hotel in Bajajnagar area where Vishal and

his friends were already present. When they saw each other, they had a verbal

clash and later they had a violent clash. The hotel owner sent all of them out

of the hotel due to the quarrel. Meanwhile, Sachin informed about it to his

accomplishes. They came in a car. They tried to dump Vishal in the car but he

managed to escape. Sachin and his friends started chasing him. After some distance,

they found him and they hit a huge stone on his head. Vishal fell unconscious on

the road and the attackers fled away from the scene.

The police action was executed under the guidance of

commissioner of police Dr Nikhil Gupta, DCP Nikesh Khatmode-Patil, ACP Vivek

Saraf by PI Madhukar Sawant, PI Prashant Potdar, PSI Prashant Gambhirrao, ASI

Quyyum Pathan, constable Prakash Gaikwad, Vikram Wagh, Nawab Shaikh, Deepak

Matlabe and others.

The police produced Deepak, Rahul, Kiran and Mahesh before the

court on Thursday. The court remanded them in the police custody till May 29.

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