Four arrested for shooting dead corporator in Pandharpur

Four persons were today arrested for their alleged involvement in shooting dead a corporator from Pandharpur yesterday, police said.

Independent corporator Sandeep Pawar was shot at outside a local hotel in Pandharpur yesterday afternoon and he succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital later, police said.

Officials said that an Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) team led by senior inspector Pradeep Sharma arrested four persons today and recovered two pistols from them.

Police identified the four as Akshay alias Bablu Survase, Pundalik Vanare, Manoj Shirsekar and Bhaktraj Dhumal.

They added that Survase was from Sangli while the other three hailed from Pandharpur.

Investigations into the motive of the crime continued, said officials.

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