Almost four years after a police informer was killed brutally in front of his family, the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two of his killers.
The ATS, on Thursday, arrested Prem Singh Lal Singh alias Prem Nepali (49) and Ramesh Dayabhai Babariya (47) from a restaurant in Sion.
The ATS said that the Kala chowkie unit, following a tip off, arrested the duo from New Neelam Restaurant and Bar at the Vasant Court building in Sion.
The duo were involved in the killing of Narsing Modi, a police informer, who had been beaten to death at a road side hotel in Padgha village in Thane district.
“We found a .32 factory made revolver from Singh and .315 factory made shot-gun from Babariya,” an ATS officer said requesting anonymity.
He also said they found three cartridges from Singh and one cartridge from Babariya.
The duo has been booked under the Arms Act.
The ATS further stated that Singh had serious offences registered against him in the past at several police stations.
Modi, also known as Narsing Mama, was attacked with choppers and other sharp-edged weapons at the dhaba, where he stopped while on his way back from Shirdi.
Modi owned a fleet of heavy vehicles and ran an import export firm.
Modi’s murder had created quite a stir as it had come just a few days after another police informer Amjad Khan had been shot dead at the busy Kala Ghoda intersection in south Mumbai.
Khan and his friend Himanshu Choudhary had been killed after a hearing at the sessions court.
The killings had come as purported revenge, after the police had made a huge recovery of arms from Nhava Sheva.
The consignment allegedly belonged to underworld don Chota Rajan who had reportedly suspected that Khan and Modi had given information about the same to police.
The arrested duo has been remanded to police custody till June 19.