Pune: In yet another act of intrepidity, Pune Police Commissioner Ritesh Kumar has initiated action under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act against recidivist Shantanu Laxman Jadhav, a 20-year-old resident of Dongargaon, Taluka Mulshi, District Pune. This marks Commissioner Kumar’s 60th successful detainment since assuming office.
The latest action follows a heinous attack by Jadhav on a young woman in the Sadashiv Peth area, prompting Commissioner Kumar to invoke the stringent provisions of the MPDA Act against the recidivist offender.
According to police records, Shantanu Jadhav is a recidivist criminal, with multiple complaints registered against him at the Vishram Baugh police station. His criminal activities include serious offences such as attempted murder, molestation, hurt, and illegal possession of weapons like machetes and swords in various police station limits, including Vishrambagh and Kothrud.
Shockingly, Jadhav has faced charges on three separate occasions in the last five years, wreaking havoc on public order in the area. The accused’s blatant disregard for public law and law enforcement personnel has instilled fear among citizens, dissuading them from reporting his criminal activities due to concerns about potential harm to life and property.
Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Gaikwad of Vishram Bagh police station spearheaded the efforts, submitting a comprehensive proposal and supporting documents to Commissioner Ritesh Kumar. After meticulous verification of the submissions, the Commissioner has ordered Shantanu Jadhav’s incarceration in Nagpur Central Jail for one year under the provisions of the MPDA Act.
This achievement is credited to a collaborative effort involving Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Gaikwad, the Pune Crime Branch, Senior Police Inspector A.T. Khobare, and dedicated police officers and enforcers.