Babloo brought to Pune in Ladkat murder case

Published: 06 December, 2012 08:59 IST | Sandip Kolhatkar |

The Pune Crime Branch (Unit II) got custody of a notorious criminal from Uttar Pradesh (UP) in relation to a 14-year-old abduction and murder case of 24-year-old Sagar Ladkat.

Srivastava was brought to the city in the Jhelum Express with an escort of 21 police personnel and three officer level officials.

He was produced before Judicial Magistrate (First Class) court Jyoti Kotnis of the Pune Cantonment Court and remanded in one day police custody. He will be produced again in thecourt today.

Centre of controversy: Babloo Shrivastav (in green shirt) was brought to the city by Crime Branch officials in Sagar Ladkat murder case. The killing took place in 1998 and Srivastava planned and ordered the hit while in jail.Pic/Krunal Gosavi

Omprakash alias Babloo Srivastava, a former aide of Dawood Ibrahim, was in Bareli Central Jail in UP after being extradited from Singapore in 1995 and was serving time for a slew of extortion, abduction and murder cases.

Ladkat, the son a petrol pump owner, was abducted in Wanwadi and hacked to death on May 22, 1998.

“Sagar was returning home from their petrol pump on the night of May 22, 1998 when members of the Fazal-ur-Rehman gang stopped his car at Queens Garden, took him to Kondhwa, hacked him to death and abandoned the body abandoned in the car,” said PI Sunil Patil of the Crime branch (Unit II).

Srivastava’s name cropped up when one other suspect was being interrogated. “We had made a requisite to the UP police and now we have got custody,” said Patil. 

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