The crime branch of Nagpur police, who were investigating Santosh Ambekar have seized more than Rs 5.3 crore worth of material in various raids. The cops did surprise raids at various locations of alleged gangster, Santosh Ambekar. It took them over a fortnight to complete the raids.
In the raids, the cops also seized high-end vehicles like BMW Z4 and Toyota Fortuner. Other vehicles that were seized from him include a Hyundai Elite i20, Honda WR-V and Tata Storme. The cops also seized a Triumph Daytona 675 and Harley Davidson Street 750 from him. Currently, all the vehicles are parked at the police compound and it is not known what exactly will to the vehicles. But just like all other seized vehicles, these are likely to be auctioned by the cops after the court approves it.
The cops have registered three offences against the eight members of the gang under Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). In movable valuables, five cars and two motorcycles are seized. In the coming days, the cops may seize more vehicles from the members of the gang.
The most expensive vehicle seized from them is the BMW Z4 high-end luxury sports car. It is a two-door, two-seater vehicle. It is the older model of the vehicle but when on sale, the vehicle came with a price tag of close to Rs 1 crore. The new-generation Toyota Fortuner seen in the video is also quite expensive and can cost close to Rs 40 lakhs depending on the variant. We are not sure about the variant owned by the alleged gangster here. Both the bikes seized by the cops are premium bikes. The Triumph Daytona 675 costs close to Rs 15 lakhs, on-road while the Harley Davidson Street 750 carries a price tag of around Rs 7 lakhs. The cops will send the vehicles to the RTO to ascertain the ownership of the vehicles.
The cops said that Ambekar made money by illegitimate businesses. He threatened people while doing economic frauds. The police also claim that the members of Ambekar gang forged documents and records and extorted unsuspecting businessmen. He also blackmailed them to make money. Santhosh says that the money comes from the cable television business but the cops refuse to accept that fact that the business can make him so much money.
After the cops arrested the gangster, they paraded him to the court after the official police vehicle that was carrying him to the court developed a technical snag and it stopped midway. The pictures of the police team parading him to the court premises have become viral on the Internet. The cops are now working to arrest other members who were named in the FIR.