Pune: Pune Police have issued a lookout circular (LOC) against Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled private detective who was seen in a viral selfie with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan after the latter's detention by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 2.
Described by NCB as an 'independent witness' in the Mumbai drug bust case, Gosavi is wanted in a Rs 3.09 lakh cheating case registered in 2018 in the Faraskhana area.
"We have issued a lookout circular notice against KP 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 in the cruise ship raid and alleged recovery of drugs, in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was arrested earlier this month.
According to police, Gosavi was booked for allegedly duping a Pune-based man on the pretext of offering a job in Malaysia.
Chinmay Deshmukh, who was allegedly cheated to the tune of ₹ 3.09 lakh by Gosavi, had registered the complaint against him. The complaint said that Deshmukh had contacted Gosavi, who had put up an advertisement on social media about some vacancy in the hotel industry in Malaysia.
"While promising a job in Malaysia, Gosavi collectively took ₹ 3.09 lakh from him in instalments. 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 IPC sections, including 420 (cheating), and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.
Kiran Gosavi and BJP leader Manish Bhanushali, who were present as witnesses in the operation, were embroiled in controversy. NCP Minister Nawab Malik raised the question of how the duo caught the culprits. The discussion had not yet stopped when this new case of cheating related to Kiran Gosavi has come to light.