A day after Merc driver gets bail, Mumbai cops probe another case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 21:40 IST
The Mercedes car at Pydhonie police station on Friday. (Pramod Thakur/HT photo)

A day after gangster Chotta Shakeel’s alleged aide Amin Yusuf Shaikh alias Haji Ameen Khan, 46, was released on bail for injuring five people with his speeding Mercedes, the Byculla police are now investigating another case involving him.

Khan was earlier booked in an attempt to murder case following a dispute with a neighbour over a parking lot, but he was never arrested, said the police.

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When asked why Khan was not arrested if a case specifically mentioning him was registered, the police claimed there was no direct evidence against him.

“We accessed the CCTV camera footage, but Khan was not to be seen in it. We questioned him and are probing other angles in the case to ascertain his involvement,” said S Jaykumar, deputy commissioner of police, Zone III. The police are also looking into other cases registered against him in the past.

Khan was arrested on Friday by Pydhonie police after he lost control of the car at Colombo junction near Crawford Market, hit two other parked cars and injured five people.

The injured have been identified as Monira Shaikh, 25; Alisha Shaikh, 40; Ayesha Shaikh, 40; Rashida Shaikh, 25 and Rahul Shaikh, 4. They are natives of Assam and daily wage earners.

According to the police, Khan has a case under Arms Act against with Hyderabad police in 2001. Cases were registered against Khan in 1992 and 1993, apart from an attempt to murder case in 2015 in which he was never arrested.

Accused sends money to victim

Munira Shaikh had fallen asleep on a pavement near Colombo junction just minutes before Amin Shaikh crashed his friend’s Mercedes into vehicles parked nearby, causing one of the cars to run over her and break her right shoulder. (Pramod Thakur/HT photo)

Amin Yusuf Shaikh alias Haji Ameen Khan extended monetary help of Rs2000 to Munira Shaikh, who sustained a fracture in the accident. Munira is still in the hospital and will be discharged on Sunday. “We have been promised more help when she is discharged as the doctors have asked us to bring her to the hospital for at least a week,” said Ramzan Shaikh, her husband.

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