Santosh Jadhav is an Indian sharpshooter and criminal who hails from Pune. In June 2022, he was suspected to be one of the eight sharpshooters who were involved in the murder of a Punjabi singer and Congress leader. Sidhu Musewala,
Santosh Jadhav was born in 1999.age 23 years; by 2022) at Pokhari village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra. His father passed away when he was only 13 years old. After the demise of his father, Jadhav’s family shifted to Manchar in Ambegaon taluka of Pune district of Maharashtra. According to his mother, Santosh was friendly since childhood, however, after his father passed away, he came under the bad influence of his friends. Despite many efforts, Santosh’s mother could not turn him into a good person again.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: dark brown
parents and siblings
Santosh Jadhav’s mother’s name is Sita Sunil Jadhav. His father, Sunil Jadhav passed away in 2012. He has a younger sister.
wife and children
Santosh is married. Not much is known about his wife. he has a daughter.
There are about four criminal cases registered against Santosh Jadhav in Manchar police station. In 2019, Jadhav was accused of rape. A case was registered against Santosh at Manchar police station for his involvement in the murder of Rania alias Onkar Bankhile in August 2021. Since then he is absconding from police custody. Apart from this, Manchar police have also registered a case of ransom and theft against him. After being named in the Omkar Bankhile massacre, Jadhav fled from Manchar and went to Rajasthan. In 2021 he hid in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. After being suspected of being the killer in the Musewala massacre, he went to Pune for some time and finally fled to Nepal.
Involved in the murder of Sidhu Musewala
Punjabi singer and Congress leader on 29 May 2022 Sidhu Musewala He was shot dead at around 5.30 pm in Jawaharke village of Mansa district of Punjab. 40 rounds were reportedly fired at him, out of which 7 bullets hit him directly. He suffered 19 wounds on his body and died within 15 minutes of being shot. Apparently, he was traveling in his Thar jeep when a Bolero and Corolla chased him, after which he was shot dead. Hours after his murder, the Indian gangster goldie braro, Lawrence BishnoiAnd Sachin Bishnoi They took responsibility for his murder through Facebook posts from their respective accounts. As the investigation in the Musewala murder intensified, the Pune Police, which had earlier arrested sharp shooter Saurav Mahakal in the case, suspected Santosh Jadhav’s involvement in Musewala’s murder. During an interaction with the media, Pune Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh said,
Pune Police officials on Monday spoke to Mansa police, who believe that Jadhav is likely to be among the shooters involved in Moosewala’s murder. Punjab Police is investigating the matter and we will do everything possible.
He further said that Jadhav is working for the Bishnoi gang, whose members are accused of another crime with him in Gangapur, Rajasthan. Soon after Jadhav’s name cropped up in the case, the Punjab Police issued a lookout notice against him and also released his photograph. According to some sources Jadhav has fled to Nepal. During police interrogation, sharpshooter Saurav Mahakal revealed that Jadhav was in Pune just three days before the Punjab Police released his photograph.
Facts / Trivia
- During an interview in 2022, Santosh’s mother told that she had last met her son a year and a half ago. She further said that if her son was guilty, he should have been handed over to the police. Concluding their conversation, she said that she would not support her son in his criminal activities.
- In another conversation, Santosh’s mother said, no one becomes a criminal without reason, he chooses the world of crime only when there is some injustice done to him.
- In the year 2022, the name of Santosh Jadhav was also involved in the threat letter case to Salman Khan. However, later the Mumbai Police clarified that Jadhav has no direct connection with the case. During a conversation with the media, a Mumbai Police officer said,
Bishnoi gang member Mahakal, shooter Santosh Jadhav has nothing to do with Salman Khan’s threat letter case. They are not suspects in this case.”
- According to Maharashtra Police, Santosh Jadhav had undergone advanced weapons training.