Gangster arrested for RPI leader`s murder in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:39
Mumbai: A gangster was arrested in connection with murder of a Republican Party of India leader at Charni Road area in South Mumbai, police said on Wednesday.

Kiran Wangade (27), an alleged member of little known Pandav Putra gang, was nabbed on Monday and remanded to police custody till April 12, Crime Branch sources said.

The accused has admitted to his role in the murder of local RPI leader Vijay Nagvekar, who was stabbed to death by two unidentified men at Khetwadi Lane in Charni Road Saturday, they said.

Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed Wangade, who was also arrested in 1999 in an extortion case and charged under MCOCA, the sources added.

In the extortion case, the victim was the complainant, they said, adding that some more are likely to be arrested.

Nagvekar, resident of Chira Bazaar in South Mumbai and ward president of the RPI's Ramdas Athavale faction, was also a real estate agent. He was sitting at a hotel in Khetwadi Lane in Kumbarwada area when two unidentified people came on a motorbike and stabbed him before fleeing from the scene.


First Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:39

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