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Dawood kin murder case: Gangster who jumped bail held after 22 years

Pujari was allegedly involved in serious crimes like murder and attempt to murder carried out at the behest of the Gawali gang.

Dawood kin murder case: Gangster who jumped bail held after 22 years
File photo of Dawood Ibrahim.

Mumbai: A 49-year-old gangster, who was absconding after getting bail in the murder case of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother-in-law Ismail Parkar 22 years ago, was arrested here Monday, police said.

Dayanand Salian alias Pujari, a member of the Arun Gawali gang, was arrested by the unit-7 of Mumbai Police's Crime Branch after a trap was laid for him at Kanjurmarg in eastern suburbs, an official said.

Pujari was allegedly involved in serious crimes like murder and attempt to murder carried out at the behest of the Gawali gang, he said.

He was arrested by the Nagpada police in connection with the 1991 murder of Ismail Parkar, Ibrahim's brother-in- law, he said.

Ismail Parkar was the husband of Hasina Parkar, Ibrahim's sister, he said.

Pujari was arrested in 1993 and got bail in 1996, the official said. He then fled the city and went to Uttar Pradesh, where he had been working as a cook under a fake name, the official said.