Police probing Arun Gawli’s role in cash seizure at Dagdi Chawl
The Mumbai police on Monday raided gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli’s Dagdi Chawl and arrested one vegetable vendor who was considered to be a close aide of the gangster. He was found to be in possession of Rs 11 lakh cash. Police sources said they were probing whether Gawli has any connection with the cash.
Gawli is currently out on parole, which was granted to him by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court from October 21 to November 2 to attend his ailing wife, who is undergoing surgery today.
A close aide of the gangster, the vendor, Anil Pisal,48,was initially arrested under section 41(D) of criminal procedure code (CrPC) and was subsequently booked under section 124 ( Possession of Property of Which No Satisfactory Account Can Be Given) of Maharashtra Police Act.
Senior police inspector Ashok Sarambalkar from Agripada police station confirmed that they are investigating Gawli’s role in the matter and said, “We are investigating the case very thoroughly and necessary arrests shall be made, if anyone is found involved.”
The officers from the Agripada police station had on Sunday received information that Pisal had collected a huge amount in cash from someone, and has four serious criminal cases registered against him.Following this, a raid was carried out in his house at Dagadi chawl.
“After being brought to the police station, Pisal could not give proper answers during the inquiry. He claimed that he had earned the money from selling vegetables which is not believable, so he was arrested,” added an officer from Agripada police station.
Police sources said that the accused would have collected extortion money on behalf of the gangster, and the investigation is being conducted on those lines .
Pisal was earlier booked in four serious offences, including kidnapping, grievous hurt and rioting back in the 90s. However, he got acquittal in all the cases.