In an incident, a youth was allegedly robbed by 2-member gang on the knife point Yamanapur bus stop on Pune- Bengaluru National Highway in Belagavi on Tuesday night. When tried to approach police, they created confusions for finalising in whose jurisdiction did the crime happen. Kakati police pointed Malmaruti police, which later admitted that it was their jurisdiction, but allegedly denied to register the case stating that first they will conduct inquiry.
The victim has been identified as Praveen Mohite, employee of Aequs Private Limited, Belagavi. Mohite recalled that he was waiting for Aequs company bus at about 9.30 pm at Yamanapur bus stop for attending his duty when a 2-member gang reached their on a bike. On the knife point, the duo robbed Mohite by snatching his mobile phone and wallet, which had cash of Rs 2,000, 3 ATM cards, Aadhar Card and Pan Card. As soon as the bus of Aequs reached the spot, the robbers fled away from the scene.
Mohite rushed to the Kakati Police Station to complaint about the incident. However, Kakati police directed him towards Malmaruti police, stating their the incident had taken place in their jurisdiction. When he approached Malmaruti police, they first confirmed that the incident was reported in their area. Later they took the complaint in writing from Mohite, but did not register the case. They said that they will investigate in to the incident and call Mohite whenever required.
Mohite said that police asked him to bring the video footage’s of the incident from the CCTVs installed around the spot. “I could collect a CCTV video footage from an industry nearing to the spot, but it is not clear. Two more CCTV cameras are installed mostly by district administration in that same area, but when approached the concerned authorities, they said they cannot handover the video footage unless and until police themselves approach them,” he said.