A cable operator from Mulund was arrested for allegedly open firing at his former employee’s elder brother on Wednesday.
The incident occurred when Ishwar Gaikwad, along with his younger brother and friends, barged into Rajesh Borkar’s office premises at Trishala Building on VK Road in Mulund on Wednesday.
Borkar, however, told the police that he fired a round in self-defence and his intention was not to cause hurt.
According to Mulund police, Borkar fired two rounds from his licensed revolver and warned the men to leave his office. When Gaikwad and his friends did not pay any heed to his warnings, Borkar fired a round.
Sanjay Shintre, deputy commissioner of police (zone 7), said, “Gaikwad and his men did budge even after Borkar fired one round in the air. When the victim continued to surge ahead, the accused fired another round that hit Gaikwad’s chest.”
The police stated that Gaikwad had come to meet Borkar after he allegedly slapped his brother Bapu Gaikwad who was his employee. On the basis of the complaints from customers, Borkar sacked Bapu suspecting that he was behind the fault in the cable.
After Bapu had left, Borkar discovered that Bapu was snapping the cable connections thus disrupting the services. On learning about this, Borkar had visited Bapu’s residence in Gavanipada and warned him. Bapu told his brother about Borkar’s visit which infuriated him.
“Borkar has been booked for attempt to murder and will be produced in the court tomorrow,” said P Landge, senior inspector of Mulund police station.