Pune: New SP Abhinav Deshmukh targets elimination of organised crime

Pune: New SP Abhinav Deshmukh targets elimination of organised crime

Pune: IPS officer Dr Abhinav Deshmukh who recently took charge as the new superintendent of Pune Rural Police has directed his new agenda to eliminate organised crime from the district. Apart from eliminating organised syndicate crime in the district, inculcating a sense of security and women’s safety, traffic issues are on the radar too.

Dr Deshmukh who took the charge on Saturday addressed the mediapersons on Monday. At this time, Dr Deshmukh was accompanied by Lonavala Sub-Divisional Police Officer Navneet Kawat, Local Crime Branch Chief, Inspector of Police Padmakar Ghanwat.

He also stated that his topmost priority is to control the spread of COVID-19 along with tackling crimes in his commissonerate.

A 2009-batch IPS officer Deshmukh said, "There are a number of small and large scale industries here in the industrial belt, which have provided employment to lakhs of people. However, pressure on entrepreneurs, recovery of payment, terrorisation to get contracts are on the rise. In the future, the emphasis will be on the complete elimination of organised crime to create a safe environment for industries. Weapons like MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) will be used.

Strict action will be taken to stop illegal sand extraction and transportation in the belt. Also, illegal moneylenders and illegal sale of gutka will be eliminated. Over the coming months, the information will be sought through various channels including police officers, journalists and citizens and action plan will be made.

He has earlier worked in Satara, Gadchiroli and Kolhapur. He also had a charge as SP of Gadchiroli District.

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