Mumbai police crack murder case after 20 years

The city police claimed to have solved a twenty year old murder case after a Uttar Pradesh-based supplier of firearms, who was arrested ten days back, confessed to his role in the crime.

Updated: May 23, 2011, 22:26 PM IST

Mumbai: The city police on Monday claimed to
have solved a twenty year old murder case after a Uttar
Pradesh-based supplier of firearms, who was arrested ten days
back, confessed to his role in the crime.

According to police, the accused Afroz Khan, a native
of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh, had allegedly murdered his
colleague Zuber Khan in February 1991 while working in Roshan
Bakery in Kandivali of Mumbai following a heated argument.
"On May 13, Afroz, working for UP-based Aslam gang,
was arrested after a tip-off that he was arriving near
Raghuleela Mall to deliver firearms to a local gang. Seven
firearms were seized from him after which he was charged under
relevant sections of Arms Act," Joint Police Commissioner
(Crime) Himanshu Roy said.
During interrogation, Afroz confessed to have killed
his colleague in 1991, he said adding that "the culprit fled
from the city after committing the crime".

PTI