Mumbai police claimed to have foiled a murder attempt by arresting alleged four members of Underworld don Chhota Shakeel gang at Nagpada in south Mumbai.
Accused identified as Abdul Wahab Mohammed Hassan Faqeer(27), Mohammed Salaam Yakub Ali Hakeem(34), Ramesh Warkari (32) and Salaam Mohammed Yousuf Kazi (32) were nabbed on Monday night at Nagpada when they arrived there as part of their plan to eliminate a lawyer, who is representing their rival gang member in the court, police said on Tuesday.
The shooters hatched a conspiracy to kill an advocate, who is representing an alleged member of Ravi Pujari gang, and would have left rpt would have left the city on Wednesday to execute their plan, Joint PoliceCommissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria told reporters here.
Chhota Shakeel is Dawood Ibrahim's lieutenant.
The plan was hatched after advocate Naushad Kasamjee was killed by alleged Ravi Pujari gang members on April 9 this year at Mangalore south in Karnataka, as Kasamjee was representing Rashid Malbari, an alleged member of Chotta Shakeel gang.
"In retaliation, the four members have formed two teams and planned to kill an advocate who is representing a member of their rival gang," Maria said.