The Bandra police on Thursday night arrested advocate Meherban Irani and his brother Baimul on charges of attempted murder and the relevant sections of the arms act.
Meherban had shot two rounds in the air during an argument with a builder.
The police also arrested the manager of the developing firm on charges of trespassing. Both the parties were produced in the court and have been remanded to police custody .
“We have arrested members of both parties. Meherban claims to be a Supreme Court advocate while his brother is a former heavy weight champion. Meherban fired two rounds from his licenced revolver in the air and hence he has been booked for attempted murder,” said Prakash George, senior inspector, Bandra police station.
The dispute was over a property that was originally owned by a relative of the Iranis. The owners had sold off the property to a private developer in 2004 on the condition that she be allowed to stay on the property as long as she wished. After her death a few months ago, the Irani brothers started claiming their rights over the property. Despite the high court ruling in favour of the developer, they continued to claim their rights.
On Thursday evening, the Iranis learnt that the developer’s men had entered the bungalow and were moving the furniture to their godown in Sakinaka. During an argument, Meherban removed his revolver and shot two rounds in the air.