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Another arrest in fake encounter case

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2010 01:14 IST
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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested one more person for his alleged involvement in the killing of alleged Chhota Rajan gangster Ramnarayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya in a fake encounter.

On November 11, 2006, dismissed senior police inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi had allegedly led a team of policemen that killed Gupta in Versova in an encounter.

On Wednesday, the SIT arrested Mohammed Mohiddin Shaikh alias Mohammed Takka from Mira Road and produced him in Andheri court on Thursday. He has been remanded in police custody until May 24.

“We have arrested him as he was involved with the group that picked up Lakhan Bhaiyya before he was killed,” said an officer, requesting anonymity.

According to sources, Takka is a history sheeter and has several cases of robbery against him. He had also served time in jail and had come in contact with one of the informers of prime accused dismissed Police Inspector Pradeep Sharma.

A resident of Antop Hill, Takka had allegedly kept a watch on Lakhan Bhaiyya’s movements on the day before he was picked up and killed. He was also the part of the group that picked up Lakhan Bhaiyya and his friend Ashok Bheda from outside a shop in Vashi, sources said and added that he had been absconding since Sharma was arrested and had moved to Mira Road from where he was arrested last night. Sharma and Suryavanshi are the prime accused in the case and are in jail.