Court extends police custody of suspended encounter specialist

A local court has extended till June 24 police custody of a suspended encounter specialist, facing charges of firing at a builder`s kin in nearby Thane city.

Mumbai: A local court has extended till June
24 police custody of a suspended encounter specialist, facing
charges of firing at a builder`s kin in nearby Thane city.

Police on Friday urged for extension of assistant police
Inspector Ravindra Angre`s custody on the ground that they had
yet to recover from him the weapon allegedly used in the
crime.
Police pleaded that they had to investigate four more
cases against Angre, former encounter specialist, in which he
had allegedly threatened complainants with his revolver.

Judicial Magistrate Avni Uthpath gave one more week to
the police to interrogate the accused and remanded him to
police custody till June 24.

On June 15, Angre was arrested on charges of threatening
Mahesh Wagh whose brother Ganesh had filed an extortion case
against him in 2007. According to police, Angre had last week
opened fire at Mahesh to avenge his brother`s act of filing
extortion complaint against him.

Ganesh, a Thane-based builder, had alleged that Angre had
threatened him at gun point to transfer his shares of a prime
property in his wife`s name and forcibly took away his car.
Angre, who has shot dead over 50 gangsters in his
25-year-long career, evaded arrest for a long time but finally
surrendered to police after his bail plea was rejected. He
spent more than 14 months in Thane Central Prison and was
enlarged by Supreme Court in May 2009.

PTI

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