Mumbai: The crime branch on Thursday arrested four
persons in connection with the attack at a builder`s office
in which a security guard got killed.
The attack took place yesterday at the behest of Anees
Ibrahim, brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, police
Ramdas Rahane (34), Geetaram Jadhav alias Mauli (39),
Praveen Mishra (20) and Abhishek Singh (22) were arrested.
Two men had entered businessman Manish Dholakiya`s
office in Sharda chambers in South Mumbai yesterday, but fled
when alarm was raised. They shot dead the security guard Ajit
Yeroolkar, who tried to chase them.
Joint Commissioner of Police Himanshu Roy today said
Rahane was the prime conspirator who had received instructions
from Dawood Ibrahim`s brother Anees Ibrahim, and Salim Chiplun
to eliminate Dholakiya.
"When Rahne was in jail he came across Mauli. Mauli then
hired two shooters - Mishra and Singh - from Uttar Pradesh
though an intermediary," he said.
Rahane arranged accommodation for the shooters and also
provided them the guns.
Roy said police were looking for two persons: the
intermediary who helped to find the shooters, and another man
who gave Rs five lakh to Mauli for the operation.
As to the motive for the attack, Roy said, "There was a
property dispute between Dholakiya and some other persons in
which Dawood gang also had interest".