In connection with a cheating case filed in 2018, the Pune city police have ‘nabbed’ Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective identified as a “independent witness” by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case involving Aryan Khan.
Soon after his selfie with Aryan Khan went viral on social media, Gosavi went missing, prompting suspicions about his behaviour during the cocaine bust. He was apparently travelling in Uttar Pradesh and had stated his intention to surrender to the Uttar Pradesh Police.
He did, however, go to Pune on Wednesday and told a TV channel that he would be testifying before NCB investigators conducting an internal investigation into Sameer Wankhede in Mumbai, after which he planned to submit to Pune Police.
According to the Pune Police Commissioner, Gosavi was ‘nabbed’ by Pune Police’s Crime Branch on Thursday morning before he could go to Mumbai.
While doubts arose about Gosavi’s role in the NCB raid, it was revealed that on May 29, 2018, Chinmay Deshmukh, a resident of Kasba Peth in Pune, filed a first information report (FIR) against him at the Faraskhana police station.
According to the FIR, Gosavi put a job posting for hotel management positions on social media channels, and Deshmukh responded. Between November 2017 and March 2018, Gosavi allegedly promised Deshmukh a job in Malaysia and then asked him to deposit Rs 3.09 lakh to a bank account, alleging various reasons.
Gosavi, on the other hand, neither offered Deshmukh a position nor repaid the money. Police had charged Gosavi in this instance under Sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as numerous sections of the Information and Technology Act, based on Deshmukh’s complaint.
In this case, Pune city police issued a look out circular (LOC) against him on October 13 in order to prevent him from fleeing the country. Gosavi has been “nabbed,” according to a top police officer, and an investigation is underway.