New Delhi: In a shocking turn of events, an informer of Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has been held by the police in connection with the firing incident which took place outside Mahesh Bhatt's office on November 15, 2014. The film producer was fortunate enough to escape unhurt in the accident, while the three shooters were arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch.
Reports suggest that the same person might also be involved in the shooting incident which took place outside Karim Morani's house some time back. The crime branch officials have reportedly identified him as one of the informers, who served a few ATS officers. However, investigation regarding his credentials is still on.
A leading daily reports that Anees happens to be Obaid Radiowala's kin. Radiowala was the one who took orders from gangster Ravi Pujari, and delegating work to the other 13 accused members of the gang. Interestingly, media reports also suggest that informer Anees had chatted with Radiowala on WhatsApp where firing outside Morani's house was mentioned.
On November 17, the Mumbai crime branch had taken 13 accused in custody over firing at Mahesh Bhatt and similar shooting incident outside Morani's Khar residence.