Tanasha case: Special MCOCA court extends police custody of 11
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Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010, 21:38
Mumbai: A special MCOCA court today extended the police custody of 11 persons, arrested for allegedly murdering Farid Tanasha, a close aide of gangster Chhota Rajan, till July 26.

The court extended the remand after the prosecution sought further custodial interrogation to ascertain the whereabouts of the two wanted accused in the case.

"Investigations have revealed that one of the wanted accused is lodged in a UP jail in connection with another case. We are trying to find out the whereabouts of the other wanted accused," public prosecutor Dilip Shah said.

All the 11 accused, including two builders, a hotelier and a hawala operator were booked under the stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) last week.

According to the crime branch department, rival gangster Bharat Nepali had paid a supari (contract killing sum) of Rs 9 lakh to the arrested accused to gun down Tanasha.

Three of the accused, who are shooters- Zaffar Razi Aslam Khan, Mohammad Saquib Khan and Ravi Prakash Sirumani - have more than two chargesheets filed against them.

On June 2, Tanasha was shot dead by sharp shooters at his residence in suburban Tilak Nagar.


First Published: Monday, July 19, 2010, 21:38

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