Suspended Mumbai police API along with family remains untraceable
Suspended Assistant Police Inspector (API) of Mumbai Police is untraceable for the last five years along with his family members. His flat at Urvashi Apartments in Kalina’s Sundar Nagar has been locked from 2013 and from that time no one has a clue where Tushar Kadam and his family members have gone.
Kadam, is a well known face in the Mumbai police force for all the wrong reasons. He has multiple cases registered against him in multiple police stations across the city. A number of them include cases of cheating and forgery. Not only local police stations but the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the crime branch is also probing the many cases registered against him.
Following the multiple cases being registered against Kadam, a proposal was sent to the then police commissioner Satya Pal Singh, recommending his dismissal under Article 311 of the Indian Constitution Act, but it was rejected by the top officials of the Mumbai Police.
According to sources from Vakola Police, cops have posted several summons at his door, many times police contacted society members of his building to know his exact location but they did not learn anything about him. Electricity bills and other courier documents have piled up lying outside his flat and no one dares to touch them. A long time back, crime branch officials carried a search of his Alibaug bungalow, but nothing worthwhile was found.
On that occcasion in 2013, Senior Police Inspector from Vakola Police station Rajendra Pardeshi said, ''He is a well known face in Vakola, during my tenure four cases were registered against him at Vakola police station with one of the cheating cases being filed by senior NCP and trade union leader Vijay Kamble, a resident of Sunder Nagar in Kalina who was allegedly duped by Kadam to the tune of Rs 70 lakh on the promise of securing him membership of the National Pharmaceutical Administrative Forum, which falls under the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers.”
Shockingly, to gain Kamble's confidence, Kadam gave him a fake visiting card and a letterhead with an Ashok Chakra emblem. After a few months, Kadam stopped taking Kamble's calls and went into hiding. After the multiple FIR's were registered against him the cops kept visiting his home in a bid to nab him, and take action in time.
Current Senior Police Inspector from Vakola police station Kailash Ahwad said, '' As I am new in the police station so I do not know anything about the Tushar Kadam cases, but I will check who is probing the cases which are registered against him in Vakola Police station.''
Kadam, an API of 1993-94 batch, is wanted by the Vakola police and EOW for the past five years. The First time Kadam's name cropped up in a racket in 2008, was when he allegedly purchased airline tickets using fake debit cards. In 2010 and 2011, complainants Sunil Prasad and Ashok Jadhav filed two FIRs, alleging that Kadam prepared forged property papers and duped them. Jadhav also alleged that Kadam had threatened him with a licensed gun. The FIR on that occasion too was registered against him at the Vakola police station.
A TRAIL OF OFFENCES
- In 2008 he allegedly purchased airline tickets using fake debit cards, and was booked for the first time.
- In 2010 and 2011, he forged property papers and duped Sunil Prasad and Ashok Jadhav.
- Arms Act case registered against him in Vakola Police station.
- In one of the cases registered at Vakola police against Kadam, Durga Utekar has alleged that she had left her Labrador in Kadam's care, but when she returned, the accused claimed her dog had run away.
- Union leader Vijay Kamble, a resident of Sunder Nagar in Kalina was allegedly duped by Kamble to the tune of Rs 70 lakh who promised him membership in Union government during Congress government.