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After arrest, Mazagaon building shuts door to outsiders

mumbai Updated: Dec 13, 2010 01:36 IST
Shailendra Mohan

The arrest of suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent Javed Abdul Gafoor alias Salim Mojawala has shocked the residents of Infinity building at Mazagaon who have decided to keep strangers away from the building premises.

Till now the police have not been able to establish Mojawala’s links with Pakistan’s ISI.

Mojawala was picked up by the Mumbai police crime branch on Thursday but the police have refused to make a statement.

The watchman at Infinity towers, a cluster of three buildings near the Sales tax office, initially refused to acknowledge that Mojawala even lived there. “There is no such person by that name who lives here,” said the watchman, refusing to be identified. He said he did not have any information on “any Mojawala” living there.

After much persistence, he said: “I don’t want myself to be dragged into this, it’s a police matter. They had come and took him away,” he said, agitatedly.

“He used to live with his wife and two children but they have all gone and the flat is now locked so please leave.”

When asked if this reporter could speak to the society’s secretary or chairman, another watchman intervened and said: “The society has not been formed yet so there is no secretary or chairman.”

They both refused to give their names and refused to let this reporter enter the building premises.

“We have been asked to keep the gates closed and now allow any one inside unless with proper credentials. The media has already created a lot of trouble here,” one of them said.

The second one told this reporter that after the arrest, the building residents have become wary.

“We get Rs 2000-3000 salary. We will land in trouble if we say anything about this.”