A hefty amount of gold has been seized by the crime branch. A former commando of National Security Guards (NSG) and his brother has been arrested in the claim that they had “fraudulently taken from a construction businessman”.
The suspects have identified the suspect as Navnath Bajirao Mohite and his brother, Kisan Bajirao Mohite, residents of Nevasa in Ahmednagar district. Police said that Mohite was working as a sub-contractor for a Pune-based construction businessman for the last four years.
The businessman had kept some of his important documents and ancestral gold weighing approximately 2,700 grams and cost estimate: Rs 79lakhs with the brothers. When the businessman demaned his things back, the brothers refused and demanded Rs 25 lakhs instead. Police said that Navnath Mohite allegedly threatened the construction businessman at gunpoint to meet. An FIR has been registered at the Market Yard police station. The anti-extortion cell of crime branch initiated a probe in this matter.
Police team, led by senior police inspector Lakshman Borate, under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner P R Patil and Assistant Commissioner Suresh Bhosale of crime branch, arrested the Mohite brothers and recovered around 2 kg of gold worth Rs 51.04 lakh from them. Cops also recovered a licensed pistol, eleven live cartridges and 17 files from their possession.
The police also said that Mohite was a soldier with the Indian Army and has worked as a NSG commando for four years. He left the Army in 2009 and started working with his brother as a sub-contractor for a Pune-based builder.