Nagpur’s infamous gangster Santosh Ambekar surrenders before court


Amar Ashok Jajoo | Apr 12, 2018 12:39

Nagpur’s infamous gangster Santosh Ambekar, on Thursday morning, surrendered before the 3rd court of JMFC in the Balya Gawande murder case. (Nagpur News)
Santosh Ambekar

Nagpur’s infamous gangster Santosh Ambekar, on Thursday morning, surrendered before the 3rd court of Judicial Magistrate First Class in the Ravindra Gawande murder case. The court has issued a warrant and Ambekar will be soon taken in custody by Kalamna Police.

Speaking about Ambekar’s surrender, DCP (Crime) Sambhaji Kadam told Nation Next, “He is a proclaimed offender (under section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Code). If he would have not surrendered, his entire property would have got ceased. Nagpur Police put so much pressure on him that he had to surrender.”

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Ravindra aka Balya Gawande was murdered in January 2017 at another criminal Yogesh Kumbhare aka Saoji’s residence in Sant Tukaram Nagar. Balya was allegedly stabbed 68 times by Kumbhare and Shubham Danode aka Jhinga. A case was registered by Kalamna police, which charged Ambekar and other 10 accused with relevant sections of the IPC. While the 10 accused were subsequently arrested and then acquitted, Ambekar did not go to trial as he went absconding. Balya was said to be an arch rival of Ambekar.