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Azad maidan violence case: police make 61st arrest

The Mumbai police crime branch on Thursday arrested Mosim Aslam Kashmiri, 28, a resident of Pathanwadi area in Malad (East), for allegedly breaking a private jeep during the August 11 Azad Maidan violence.

mumbai Updated: Oct 19, 2012 01:09 IST
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The Mumbai police crime branch on Thursday arrested Mosim Aslam Kashmiri, 28, a resident of Pathanwadi area in Malad (East), for allegedly breaking a private jeep during the August 11 Azad Maidan violence.

He is the 61st person to be arrested in the case.

Niket Kaushik, additional commissioner of police, crime, confirmed the arrest and said Kashmiri was identified with the help of photographic evidence.

Officers said Kashmiri is a junior film artiste. During the riot, he was photographed vandalising a jeep in a lane near the esplanade court.

He was picked up by unit 12 of the crime branch from his residence after informers tracked him down.

Police said it took them time to arrest Kashmiri as they needed to properly identify the accused. According to the police, Kashmiri can lead them to more accused as he had come to the rally with a group of people.

Kashmiri told the police that he had heard about the rally in a mosque and also read about it on the Internet.

So, far 61 people have been arrested in the case, of which five have been discharged while one turned out to be a juvenile. Two people were killed and 63 others suffered injuries after a rally to protest against the alleged atrocities against Muslims in Assam and Myanmar turned violent.