NCP leader shot outside Navi Mumbai restaurant
Jaidaf Natha Ulwekar (27) the Nationalist Congress Party Kalamboli block president, was shot dead outside Varun restaurant in Kalamboli on Wednesday.
Ulwekar was also a construction material supplier.
“Two unidentified men, around 28 years old, met Ulwekar in the restaurant and started a quarrel with him,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe. “After they came out, one of them fired two rounds from a 9mm pistol. One bullet hit Ulwekar. One of the men then hit him on the head with a stone.”
Ulwekar was rushed to the MGM hospital in Kamothe, but was declared dead on arrival. The killers escaped on a motorcycle.
Dudhe said: “There were cases of murder, robbery and rioting registered against Ulwekar. He had been in jail along with another notorious local criminal and we were on the verge of issuing an externment order against him.”
SK Dubbal, senior police inspector, denied that the murder was for political reasons. “Ulwekar’s driver, who was outside the restaurant, told us that he had seen the men four months ago. Ulwekar had told him that he had met them when he was in jail. There was some dispute between them which led to the killing,” Dubbal said.
The police said they have some leads and would track down the killers soon.