Three Chhota Shakeel 'aides' held for plotting to kill a businessman

Mumbai, PTI | Updated : 21 April 2016, 07:48 AM

Police today claimed to have foiled a bid on the life of a businessman by arresting three suspected members of Chhota Shakeel gang in suburban Jogeshwari.

Acting on a tip-off that three gangsters were to meet at a hotel in suburban Jogeshwari, the Anti-Extortion Cell sleuths yesterday laid a trap and nabbed the trio from there, a senior police officer said today.

The gangsters were identified as     Michael John D’soza (42), Naeem Khan (40) and Nitin Gurav (28). Arms, ammunition and other material were also seized from their possession.

During the interrogation, the trio revealed a plot to kill a businessman, based in a western suburb, on the direction of Chhota Shakeel, a key aide and lieutenant of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

The trio were booked under appropriate sections of IPC, besides the provisions of Arms Act, the officer said, adding, further investigations are on.

First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2016 07:47 AM
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