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Cops prepare sketches of Andheri shooters

The DN Nagar police have prepared sketches of the two men who shot dead a site supervisor and a site engineer at a construction site in Andheri (West) on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Mar 16, 2011 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The DN Nagar police have prepared sketches of the two men who shot dead a site supervisor and a site engineer at a construction site in Andheri (West) on Monday. Witnesses present at the site of the shoot-out helped with the description of the two shooters.

The police will be showing these sketches to the Navi Mumbai police and will also be comparing the sketches with those of the assailants involved in a similar shoot-out in Vashi in February. The police are also making inquiries to find similarities between the two firing incidents.

The DN Nagar police, on Monday, recorded the statement of Sudhakar Shetty who claimed that he had not received any extortion or threat calls from Ravi Pujari or his gang. Shetty’s company, along with Sahana Group of Companies, have been redeveloping the site where Monday's firing took place.

KMM Prasanna, deputy commissioner of police, (zone 10), said, “We have dispatched a team to the Vashi police station to compare the sketches with those of the men who had shot at a site engineer there under similar circumstances.”

Two employees of the Sahana Group, a construction company carrying out redevelopment work at Caesar Road in Andheri (West), were shot dead at point-blank range on Monday morning by two men who entered the site posing as courier deliverymen. They were allegedly from the Ravi Pujari gang.

In the shoot-out, Yogesh Khule, 29, a site supervisor, was declared dead on the spot, whereas Somrat Devarsia 28, the site engineer, succumbed to his injuries later at Criticare Hospital, Vile Parle (West).

The two gunmen also threw a note at the site, which had an international number written on it, before fleeing the spot in an auto rickshaw.

On February 28, Sanjay Phatak, 35, a site engineer was injured after two unidentified persons, also suspected to be from the Ravi Pujari gang, opened fire at the site of Shah Signature, a commercial plot being developed at Sector 17 in Vashi. Phatak, the site engineer suffered bullet injuries to his stomach and hand.