Encounter specialist Angre surrenders

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Mumbai, Feb 22 (UNI) Former encounter specialist Ravindra Angre today surrendered before Naupada police station in the neighbouring Thane district.

A Thane-based builder, Ganesh Wagh had filed a complaint with Naupada police station in October last year, alleging that he was being threatened by Angre and two of his juniors. Mr Wagh had alleged that Angre wanted him to transfer a property in his wife's name. Mr Wagh further stated that Angre and his associates later barged into his office in Naupada and forced him to sign on a blank document at gunpoint.

He also stated in the complaint that Angre threatened him with dire consequences after he refused to give partnership to the former's wife in a major construction project undertaken by him.

Angre also allegedly took away the builder's Santro and a Scorpio jeep.

Cases of extortion, assault and theft were registered against Angre by the builder.

Angre, who has the record of killing 30 criminals and Thane gangster Suresh Manchekar, had filed anticipatory bail application in the District court of Thane, which was rejected. He then challenged the lower court order in the Bombay High Court. The High Court had granted him interim relief, but thereafter, he did not turn up for the hearing which led to the rejection of his bail application. Later, he had moved to Supreme Court, which also rejected his application. Police finally started proclaiming offender proceeding, which led to his surrender.

UNI ST DB SP RN1445

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