Pune Gangland: MCOCA Clampdown: Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Targets Three Gangs

By India Crime Correspondent

Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, 31st July 2023

A significant stride in law enforcement emerges as the Pimpri-Chinchwad police intensify their efforts against organized crime by invoking the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA).

Three distinct gangs operating in Pimpri, Talegaon Dabhade, and Bhosari now face stringent action under this legislative measure.

A total of 16 individuals implicated in these gangs have been apprehended, their arrest being a pivotal move directed by Police Commissioner Vinaykumar Choubey.

Gang Affiliations and Jurisdictional Impact

The arrested members have affiliations with the following gangs: Yashwant alias Atul Subhash Dongre’s group based in Pimpri, Sudhir Anil Pardeshi’s faction hailing from Talegaon Dabhade, and Saurabh Santuram Motirave’s association rooted in Bhosari.

The criminal endeavors of these gangs span an array of severe offenses, encompassing murder, attempted murder, theft, evidence tampering, assault, breaking and entering, vehicle vandalism, and arson.

These incidents have been documented within the jurisdiction of Pimpri, Chakan, Talegaon Dabhade, and Bhosari police stations.

Proactive Approach: Pimpri-Chinchwad Police’s MCOCA Strategy

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Police have consistently harnessed the ‘MCOCA Pattern’ to address the menace of organized crime within their domain.

In the current year alone, their efforts have resulted in the apprehension of 226 criminals across 24 distinct gangs.

This statistic underscores the proactive stance adopted by the police force to rein in criminal activities and secure the city.

MCOCA Prosecutions Over the Years: An Evolving Trend

The deployment of MCOCA as a prosecutorial tool has shown a significant upward trajectory, showcasing the authorities’ increasing resolve to combat organized crime.

Over the past years, the number of prosecutions under MCOCA demonstrates a clear progression:

– 2018: 8 cases

– 2019: 59 cases

– 2020: 50 cases

– 2021: 187 cases

– 2022: 129 cases

– 2023: 226 cases (ongoing)

This trend illustrates a consistent escalation in action taken under MCOCA, reflecting the unwavering dedication to tackle organized crime head-on.


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