Nagpur: Swaroop Lokhande, a chain-snatcher who was booked under (MCOCA) Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act in past, was detained after prolonged efforts by the Ajni police this week. With Lokhande’s detention, cops now expect to notice at least a dozen of the chain-snatching cases in city.
With rise in the chain-snatching cases, dissimilar units of crime branch and several police stations were after Lokhande. It’s learnt, Lokhande was trapped from friend’s place.
In 2013, Lokhande had hit headlines after having fled from Hudkeshwar police station leading to suspension of an officer.
Lokhande, known as fast bike rider, would often give police a hard time while chasing him. In past, he had committed crimes within limits of Ajni, Sonegaon, Hudkeshwar, Dhantoli, Sitabuldi and other police stations.
Police had in past even detained Lokhande’s mother Mangala for helping him in crimes.