THE Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) councilor from Thane city, Sanjay Devram Bhoir has for the first time landed in a major trouble. Bhoir, who is facing more than a dozen criminal cases against his name, can be booked under sticker law ‘Maharashtra Control Over Organised Crimes’ (MCOCA) Act soon.
On December 27, 2014, Kapurbawadi Police Station in Thane registered FIR (copy available with ABI) against Sanjay Bhoir under sections 395, 364 (A), 341, 342, 387, 504, 506, 120 (B) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Because of police negligence Bhoir succeeded in getting an interim bail and increasing the term of bail. The complainant filed a plea demanding the transfer the case to another court. On Friday the court transferred the case to another court that also looks at MCOCA matters. The investigation officer, Sameer Kulkarni, from Thane crime branch informed the court that there are more than a dozen cases are registered with different police stations in the name of Sanjay Bhoir.
“The court also looks at MCOCA matters. As the matter is of a very serious nature and the accused Sanjay Bhoir possesses a habitual nature, there are chances that Bhoir may be booked under MCOCA act”, said Vivek Pandey, a noted criminal lawyer, from the Bombay High Court. Pandey is looking the matter in supervision of top lawyer Satish Maneshinde.
According to the police, the complainant, Shubham Randhir Shrivastava (19) is a resident of Kamothe, Navi Mumbai. He runs a business of providing security and housekeeping services to malls under the name of M/S JD Corporation, having head office at Panchwati Plaza, Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai.
Shubham has also supplied 65 men (housekeeping) to two shopping malls namely High Street and Lake City Centre in Thane. These malls are owned by Jayendra Gala who is an infamous builder in Thane and runs several companies like Pushpak developers, Riddhi-Siddhi developers, Larkin Realtors, Siddhi Gaurav Enterprises, Siddhi Krish Developers, Jeet Developers, Siddhi Real Estate, Sai Enterprises and Edgeocon Pvt. Ltd., etc.
Jayendra Gala had allegedly hired Sanjay Bhoir to protect his big business and the other illegal activities that are taking place under the umbrella of his business firms.
Last month Shubham demanded Rs. 57 lakh bills (payment) from Gala for providing service for a span of four months. Instead of releasing the bills (payment) Gala informed Sanjay Bhoir. Sources said that this is old modus-operand of Gala, if anyone demands payment from Gala; Sanjay Bhoir threatens and also extorts money from them. Sanjay Bhoir has terror in area and Kapurbawadi Police helps him in this business.
In this case also Bhoir followed the same protocol and threatened Shubham to not demand payment from Gala. If he (Shubham) took a payment of Rs. 57 lakhs from Gala, Rs. 20 lakh should be given to him (Bhoir) as his cut. Shubham’s uncle and managing director of the company, Jeet Narayan Shrivastava, on December 26, 2014, met Bhoir at his office showing balance sheets of the company to him stating that he earns (profit of company) Rs. 5, 00,000 only. He cannot give Rs. 20 lakhs to him but Bhoir did not intend to buy his excuse.
On December 27, 2014, Shubham collected a cheque of Rs 9.90 lakh from Gala’s office and visited the nearby Gopinath Parsik Bank to withdraw the money. He was accompanied with Chandrakant Pawar, Sandeep Salve and Shyamsunder Tawade. As they stepped out of the bank, Shubham was allegedly assaulted and bundled into a waiting car (MH 04-777). He was assaulted by them in the car also and later at Bhoir’s office. The accused removed Rs. 9, 00, 000 from the bag and returned an empty bag to him. Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Chandrakant Pawar who is one of the directors of M/S JD Corporation immediate called the police helpline number-100. Bhoir released Shubham after two Police Constables reached his office. But Bhoir threatened that the matter is not over yet and he will settle it with Shubham as soon as he gets an opportunity.
Jeet Narayan rushed to the Kapurbawadi police station but the police refused to register the FIR against Bhoir as he is a powerful man and has authority in his hands. Jeet Narayan approached the Joint Commissioner of Police V. V. Laxmi Narayan complaining against Kapurbawadi Police Station. Jeet Narayan who is a resident of Navi Mumbai and has his office at Ghansoli registered FIR ( No-00/2014) at the CBD Belapur police station in Navi Mumbai. The FIR though was later transferred to Kapurbawadi Police Station. Having no faith on Kapurbawadi police station Jeet Narayan got the case transferred to the crime branch.
“Yes matter has been transferred to another court that looks into MCOCA matters also,” said Sameer Kulkarni, the investigating officer.
The politicians in India pledge to serve the people of the country without any partiality, but it seems the other way round in this case where Bhoir serves those who give him money that can fill his pockets.