Kaskar firing case: Chhota Rajan’s aide arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 12:49

Mumbai: An alleged active member of
underworld don Chhota Rajan`s gang was on Tuesday arrested in
connection with firing outside the residence of fugitive don
Dawood Ibrahim`s brother Iqbal Kaskar in which the latter`s
bodyguard-cum-driver was killed, police said.

With this, the total number of persons arrested in the
case has gone up to seven.

D K Rao, a close aide of Rajan was arrested in
connection with the firing incident, after he was extensively
questioned yesterday, a senior police officer said.

Rao is likely to be produced before a court later today,
the official added.

One of the arrested accused, Umed Ul Rehman, had
indicated Rao`s role in the firing incident during his
interrogation, police said.

Two gunmen had fired outside Kaksar`s residence on
Pakmodia street in south Mumbai on May 17, killing Kaskar`s
bodyguard-cum-driver Arif Syed Abu Bukha. Kaskar was not
present at the site when the incident happened.

Rehman (27), a sharpshooter and active member of Rajan`s
gang, and his associate Aasid Jaan Mohammed Shaikh (41) were
apprehended in Goa on Thursday and subsequently arrested.

Two shooters Syyed Ali (29), a resident of Mumbai, and
Indra Khatri (27), had earlier been arrested near J J
Hospital while they were trying to escape after the firing.

Two more accused Abdul Rashad Shaikh (21) and Adnan
Idaayad Sayyed (21), who had allegedly shown the target
-- Kaskar`s driver Bukha -- to the two shooters, were
arrested on May 25.


First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 12:49

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