One of the accused in the murder of police informer Narsing Modi at Padgah in Thane in 2006 owned the dumper that mowed down Salim Siddiqui, another police informer, at Sewri three years back.
As the crime branch revists these old cases, the involvement of oil mafiosi Mohammad Ali, who has been arrested a fortnight ago in connection with the killing of his rival Sayeed Madar, is becoming apparent.
Both the slain informers were suspected to have had vital information about Ali’s sly trade activities at the docks, which resulted in massive financial losses to Ali, an old Dawood Ibrahim aide.
Narsing Modi alias Narsaiyya Mama, a police informer, had been brutally killed at a roadside hotel in Padgha village in Thane district.
Modi was attacked with choppers and other sharp weapons at an eatery, where he had stopped while on his way back from Shirdi on October 26, 2006.
The police had named one Munna Trivedi, who was a mercenary for Ali, as one of the accused in the case.
The crime branch has now learnt that Trivedi also owned the dumper, which “accidentally” killed Siddiqui alias Salim Langda along with his wife in September 2007, when the couple was riding on a two-wheeler at Sewri.
“The driver of the said dumper had been hired a week before the accident took place and he went missing soon after being granted bail in that case. This can’t just be a co-incidence,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Himanshu Roy.
Though Trivedi was granted bail in Modi’s murder case, the crime branch is now interrogating him in Siddiqui’s case. This keeping in mind that Ali ordained the murder.