Dr Vidyadhar Ghotawadekar, a medical practitioner, who Dr Vidyadhar Ghotawadekar, a medical practitioner, whoowns a hospital in Wai, where Pol used to work till 2015,said, "He was working as an assistant with me and used to helpme in things like checking blood pressure of patients,performing ECG or giving injection to the patient." "Pol has a BAMS degree in Electropathy and was not amedicine doctor and used to work at my hospital here between2006 and 2015," he said. Ghotawadekar also recalled him as a glib talker and saidthat he used to blow his trumpet about his work related toAnti Corruption Bureau. "Since his other outside activities started affecting thehospital work, my relations with him got strained and he leftthe job in 2015. However, later he came to me and asked forsome work citing financial crisis. "I, on humanitarian ground, helped him to buy an ambulanceon instalment basis. However, he missed on his instalments andhis ambulance was taken away by the bank," said Ghotawadekar. "Despite my help, he threatened me of dire consequences,"he said. Meanwhile, taking cogniaance of a series of murders byPol, Satara Police has made an appeal to the residents livingin and around Dhom village to come forward and report if theirfamily members have gone missing after visiting Pol’s clinic. Pol is in police custody till August 19 after his arreston August 11 for allegedly kidnapping and murdering Jedhe,president of Maharashtra Purva Prathmik Shikshika SevikaSangh, on June 16. According to police, Pol and his aide Jyoti Mandre, anurse who allegedly had an illicit relationship with theaccused, kidnapped Jedhe and killed her by administering alethal dose of a medicine and buried her near the doctor’sfarmhouse. The serial killer spilled the beans on the multiplemurders during interrogation in the case of 47-year-oldJedhe’s death, following which police exhumed four bodies fromhis farmhouse this week. Apart from Jedhe, the other missing people, who wereallegedly murdered by Pol, were — Salma Shaikh, Jagabai Pol,Surekha Chikane, Vanita Gaikwad and Nathmal Bhandari. PTI SPKDKSC


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