A 31-year-old man, who works for a former Congress legislator, was allegedly shot at by three men outside his Wadala residence on Wednesday.
Dinkar Sawant told the police that the three men shot two rounds at him when he was taking a stroll outside his residence at Pratiksha Nagar around 10 pm. Sawant, who was shot on the abdomen, managed to drive his bike to the Sion hospital.
“We are still to ascertain whether the injury is from a bullet because when we went to the spot, we did not find any witness except for Sawant’s friends,” said a Crime Branch officer who is conducting parallel investigations, requesting anonymity.
Sanjay Baviskar, the deputy commissioner of police (Zone IV), however, said they found a live cartridge. “Sawant said he did not know the men who fired at him but is sure that a personal enmity is the cause behind the attack.”
The Wadala TT police said Sawant had been arrested in an assault and murder case in 2006 but was later acquitted.
About 30 minutes later, a murder accused shot at a real estate agent in Powai when the victim refused to pay him.
Amit Sawant (31), who was shot at in his stomach, is recuperating at Rajawadi hospital. “Raj Kuke (30) called me up and demanded money from me saying he wanted to leave the city,” said Amit, a Panchkuti Ganesh Nagar resident.
As Amit had no money on him, Kuke asked him to call up his friend, Kunal Waghmare, a Powai resident, and ask for money.
“When Waghmare said he could not lend Kuke more than Rs 2,000, he got angry and shot at me,” added Amit.
Waghmare rushed Amit to the hospital.