Following the arrest of underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim's henchman from Goa on Saturday, the Mumbai police said they would seek his custody in connection with the criminal cases against him in the city. Officials added that the arrested accused Sham Kishore Garikapatti, 50, has at least 14 criminal cases of serious nature registered against him.
Garikapatti was declared absconder after he jumped parole in a 1992 murder case registered with the JJ Marg police station. He was convicted in this case and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is also an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, added the officials.
Police said that Garikapatti has cases of extortion, five murders and a Tada case registered against him with various police stations in Mumbai's western, north, central suburbs along with a case in Nalasopara and Vitthalwadi police stations in in Palghar and Thane districts respectively.
"Apart from the case in which he jumped parole, there are several cases in which even notices could not be served since he was on the run. We will seek his custody after his custody ends with the Goa police," said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner and Mumbai police spokesperson.
The officials said that Garikapatti, who was a resident of LBS road in Ghatkopar, will be tried in all the cases registered against him. Last criminal case registered against him dates back to the year 2000- a murder case registered with the Parksite police station in Vikhroli.
The Goa police arrested Garikapatti from a house in Saligao village, located at least 10 km away from Panaji following a specific tip off. He was staying there in a rented room with an adopted identity of Govindram. The police booked him under the arms act since the officials found firearms in his possession. He has been remanded to police custody there.