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New Delhi: The Pune police have issued a lookout circular against Kiran P. Gosavi, a ‘private detective’ who took a viral selfie with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan after the latter was detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 2.
The Nationalist Party Congress leader Nawab Malik had said that Gosavi and Manish Bhanushali, who was also seen with the persons detained by the NCB after the raid, had links with the BJP. The presence of civilians with the NCB team also caused controversy, but the agency claimed that they were “independent witnesses”.
The lookout circular was issued against Gosavi in connection with a 2018 cheating case registered in Pune, a top official told news agency PTI on Wednesday. A lookout circular is a notice that prevents a person from leaving the country.
“We have issued a lookout circular notice against K.P. Gosavi, who has been absconding in a 2018 cheating case registered against him with the Faraskhana police station,” Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said.
Gosavi is one of the nine “independent witnesses” who were part of the cruise ship raid and alleged recovery of drugs, in which son Aryan Khan was arrested.
According to the police, Gosavi was booked for allegedly duping a Pune-based man on the pretext of offering a job in Malaysia.
Chinmay Deshmukh alleged that he was cheated to the tune of Rs 3.09 lakh by Gosavi and registered the complaint. The complaint said that Deshmukh had contacted Gosavi, who had put out an advertisement on social media about some vacancy in the hotel industry in Malaysia.
“While promising a job in Malaysia, Gosavi took Rs 3.09 lakh from him in installments. However, he neither offered any job to him nor paid his money back,” an official from Faraskhana police station said.
The complaint against Gosavi was registered in 2018 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420 (cheating), and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.
According to Indian Express, Gosavi is also named as an accused in three other cases of cheating. One of these is registered at Mumbai’s Andheri police station in 2007 and the other two at Thane’s Kapurbawdi police station in 2015 and 2016.