Singapore City: Fugitive underworld don Kumar Pillai, who is wanted in Mumbai for several cases of murder and extortion, has been detained by the Singapore authorities, it was reported on Friday.
According to a report in the Indian Express, Pillai of the notorious Kumar Pillai gang was taken into custody after a Red Corner Notice was issued by Interpol.
The Mumbai Police is currently trying to ascertain identity of the person arrested by Singapore authorities. Once it is confirmed that the arrested person is Kumar Pillai, the process for his extradition will be initiated, a senior police officer was quoted as saying.
According to some other source, Pillai, who was living under a false identity, was arrested at the airport.
Pillai’s stronghold used to be Vikhroli, where he mostly operated in the construction industry.
Pillai also had a very close link with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Up till now, the investigators believed Pillai to be holed up in the UK, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka or Singapore, which have a sizeable Tamil population.