Pune: On the night of Gatari Amavasya, a small poultry businessman's staff was allegedly attacked by gang of six unidentified men and they took away Rs4.50 lakh. The incident took place near Saint Vincent high school in camp area on Saturday. Gatari Amavasya is considered an auspicious day for business.
Nilesh Kasbe, who works at a poultry owned by Pushkar Janwalkar in Karvenagar area, has lodged a complaint in camp police station. Janwalkar supplies chicken in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area. Kasbe travels to their clients and collects money from them. He has been working with the poultry worker for more than four years.
According to police, Kasbe had collected the money from Bhosari area and he reached camp to collect money from their clients. He collected nearly Rs4.50 lakh and kept it in a brown sack.
"When he was traveling on a two wheeler from Shivaji market towards Saint Vincent high school, six unidentified persons came on three two-wheelers. They blocked Kasbe's way and started thrashing him. One of the persons snatched the sack in which cash was kept and they fled," Senior inspector Barkat Mujawar of camp police station said.
Police suspects that it is the act of an insider who knew that Kasbe was carrying so much cash. "It was Gatari Amavasya and the attackers must be knowing that it was a day of good business. We are now checking the CCTV footage of the nearby area to get some clue," Mujawar said.