Underworld gangster Chhota Rajan's name has cropped up in the preliminary probe into the firing incident in Mumbai in which fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar escaped unhurt while his bodyguard was killed.
"Rajan's name has surfaced (in the firing case). However, it is premature to say anything now. It is yet to be verified. Just because Dawood and Rajan are rivals, we cannot hold the latter responsible for the incident," said a senior police official here today.
According to another official, Kaskar also had problems with many other people and police is investigating whether the firing was the outcome of personal enmity.
Meanwhile, the two arrested accused in the case were identified as Syyed Ali (29), a resident of Mumbra and Indra Khatri (27), possibly from Nepal, police said.
Kaskar's bodyguard, Arif Syed Abu Bukha, who succumbed to his wounds before being admitted to a city hospital, had suffered six bullet injuries, they said.
Four gunmen fired at Kaksar in South Mumbai last night but he survived the attack. Two suspected assailants were arrested from near J J Hospital and other two had managed to escape.
Kaskar is an accused in the Sara Sahara Mall land grabbing case.