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Bhoiwada wine shop shooting: Police yet to find attackers

Even after four days of the attack on the manager of a wine shop at Parel, the Bhoiwada police have not been able to identify the attackers.

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2010 01:51 IST
HT Correspondent

Even after four days of the attack on the manager of a wine shop at Parel, the Bhoiwada police have not been able to identify the attackers.

According to the Bhoiwada police, the images in the CCTV Camera installed at the London Wines in Lalbaug are blur and dark due to the sunlight.

Police have now sent the footage to the laboratory to clear the images so that the accused can be identified.

On Tuesday, between 11.15 am and 11.30 am, two accused entered the shop near ITC Grand Central on the pretext of buying alcohol.

When Ajit Panjwani (30), the manager of the shop, turned to remove the bottle, the two fired at him.

The first bullet misfired while the second and third pierced into his stomach and shoulder.

“This was captured in the CCTV camera installed in the shop. However, owing to the bright sunlight their images can't be recognised clearly," said a police officer from Bhoiwada police station, requesting anonymity.

Vineet Agarwal, additional commissioner of police (Central region), said, “We are investigating the case and revealing anything about the CCTV images could hamper our investigations."

Based on the statements of the owner and the manager of the shop, the police suspect personal or business rivalry.

Police are also investigating if extortion from the underworld was the motive behind the attack as similar incident took place in February and January when Rs 15,000 and Rs 1.75 lakh was stolen at gunpoint.