Tanasha case: Arrested accused remanded to police custody
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 17:55
Mumbai: A gangster arrested from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the murder of Farid Tanasha, a close aide of Chhota Rajan gang, was today remanded to police custody for five days by a special MCOCA court here, police said.

In a joint operation carried out by Mumbai Crime Branch Police and Uttar Pradesh Police, Rahul Rai alias Osama was yesterday arrested from near Badshahnagar Railway station in Lucknow for his alleged role in the murder of Tanasha. He was brought to Mumbai this morning.

The accused was charged with Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and produced before the special court which remanded him to police custody till August 13.

Rahul's name surfaced during the questioning of Zafar Ali Alam alias Abbas, an alleged Bharat Nepali aide and one of the 11 arrested in connection with the murder.

Mumbai Police sought the custody of Rahul stating that he had supplied firearms to Zafar, which were used for the killing of Tanasha. Police said they want to know from where he had procured the weapons and who others were involved in the crime.

On June 2, Tanasha was shot dead by two sharp shooters at his house in suburban Chembur.


First Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 17:55

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