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.