27 vehicles set ablaze in Pune

first_imgPune: There was yet another incident arson in the city in the early hours of Sunday, after a 25-year-old man set ablaze 26 two-wheelers and one four-wheeler in the Parvati area.The police nabbed the culprit, Nilesh Patil, in the afternoon. According to the police, Patil was inebriated at the time of the crime. The vehicles were parked in an open field next to the Parvati police station. Patil set fire to one of the two-wheelers, and the blaze soon engulfed all the two-wheelers and a tempo parked nearby.Fire brigade personnel reached the spot and prevented the fire from spreading further. According to the fire department, this is the eighth major arson incident in Pune in a little over two years.Last year in May, seven two-wheelers were gutted in the Uttam Nagar locality in Katraj. In April last year, the police had arrested a transport dealer responsible for torching 16 vehicles, including three four-wheelers, in Katraj. His actions had threatened the lives of 20-odd families in a residential society, who were evacuated safely. In June 2015, a lone arsonist had set ablaze 92 vehicles in five housing societies in less than an hour. In March that year, four two-wheelers at Sinhagad Road were torched, while a couple of days later, 11 vehicles in Erandawane were set ablaze.last_img

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