Gunman of Chotta Shakeel gang nabbed
A sharp shooter of the Chhota Shakeel gang, wanted in several offences in Mumbai and Delhi, was arrested in Ahmedabad while he was trying to leave the country on a fake passport, sources in the Crime Branch said on Friday.
Mohammad Juber alias Tabrez alias Jugnu Kasam Sheikh was caught by the Crime Branch from Naroda area when he was going to the airport on Thursday, they added. Crime Branch had received a tip off that he was going to Dubai on a fake passport, they said, adding the passport was recovered from him.
After Juber's preliminary interrogation, the Crime Branch has found that he was going for a specific mission to Dubai from Ahmedabad, the sources said.
Juber has several serious offences registered against him in Mumbai and Delhi, including the case of killing seven people in Mumbai when he along with his associates had attacked Mumbai Mayor Milind Vaidhya in 1999, officials said.
He was also involved in the killing of a Mumbai-based wholesale dealer, Rajan Gupta, in 1995, they added. He was earlier caught by Delhi Police with weapons and explosives while he was on a mission to kill underworld don Subashsingh Thakur.
Juber is also alleged to have participated in looting a branch of Allahabad Bank in Ahmedabad in 1988, police said.