Two more people have been arrested by the Thane anti-extortion cell in connection with a shootout case at Ulhasnagar. The accused were allegedly informers for gangster Suresh Pujari in connection with the shooting at a builder from Ulhasnagar in July. The Mumbai police have already arrested five people, who are accused of firing at the builder, Sumit Chakravarty, at Ulhasnagar on July 7.
The two were taken into custody on Wednesday. They were identified as Mithun alias Vilamani Karmokar,36, and Vishnu alias Soni Chandumal Tejwani,47. Both of them are labourers and are residents of Kalyan.
They were arrested from Ulhasnagar after the police came to know about them through their sources. According to police, two people wearing helmets barged in to his office and fired two rounds when they were told that the owner of the office was not there. However, both the accused fled away from the spot after firing and no one was injured.
Senior police inspector N Kadam said, “ A total of seven people have been arrested. After investigation by the Mumbai police, we will take the other five accused into our custody. The police have recovered firearms from them. The accused has given the names and numbers of more than 40 people who work for Pujari”.