Sharpshooter linked to Abu Salem among three arrested
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 22:03
New Delhi: Delhi Police today claimed to have smashed a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of three persons, including an alleged sharpshooter linked to underworld don Abu Salem who had opened fire at the office of singer Daler Mehndi in 1999.

Mohd Zameer (29), the alleged sharpshooter, Mohd Wasim (30) and Jamshed (28) were apprehended from Shakti Nagar and Inderlok yesterday following a tip off.

Six stolen cars have been recovered and more than a dozen auto theft cases have been worked out, Surinder Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), said.

Zameer, on the directions of Abu Salem, along with one Rashid allegedly fired at the office of Mehndi in Lado Sarai in 1999.

He had also allegedly fired at Anil Kundan Thandani, husband of actress Ravina Tandon at Bandra Mumbai on the directions of Abu Salem.?He has remained in jail in these cases.

"He also disclosed of his involvements in about 30 cases of car thefts in different parts of Delhi. He disclosed involvements of his two associates in committing motor vehicle thefts," Singh said.


First Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 22:03

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