In a bid to make up with his girlfriend, whom he had a tiff with, a Pune businessman, Nilesh Khedekar (25), recently put up 300 banners and hoardings in the up market area in Pimpri Chinchwad near Pune. On Friday, residents of the area woke up to see several posters, carrying the line ‘(name of the girl), I’m sorry.’
The antic, however, is likely to get the businessman in trouble. Wakad police has approached the Pimpri Chinchwad civic body to initiate action as per rules dealing with illegal hoardings and defacement of public property.
A police official informed that the investigations in the matter started soon after they were informed about the hoardings on Friday.
The official said, “We managed to zero in on his friend Vilas Shinde who had helped Khedekar get the flex hoardings printed. Through him, we traced Khedekar who is the brain behind this act.”
The official informed that the businessman wanted to apologize to his girl friend, so he came up with this ‘creative idea.’ “The girl was coming on Friday to the area from Mumbai. Under the cover of darkness in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, over 300 hoardings were put up on the route which the girl was likely to take,” the official said.