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Firing on petrol pump owner; seven arrested

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With the arrest of seven persons including a sharp shooter from Nashik, the Thane rural police today claimed to have solved the case

GunThane: With the arrest of seven persons including a sharp shooter from Nashik, the Thane rural police today claimed to have solved the case of attempted murder of a petrol pump owner at Bhiwandi–Nimbavli Phata here on June 23.

According to Senior Inspector of LCB Thane District Rural police, Kishore Khairnar an unsuccessful attempt to kill Akshesh V Patel (30) was made on that day when he on his way to the petrol pump in his car.

Two shooters who came to Vadpe bypass on a motorbike fired at him from point blank range. The bulllets pierced the car glass and injured the jaws of the victim, police said.

Subsequently, a manhunt was launched for the shooters and seven persons having criminal antecedants were arrested in the case on Saturday, he said.

The police also seized three revolvers from their possession of one of the arrested. The assailants are mostly cable repairers and drivers.

Those arrested are:

Imran Mubarak Khan (24), Vasim Akhil Shaikh (28) Malegaon Faiaz Ahmed @ Babbly Liyakat Ali Shaikh (30) Juber Ahmad @ Laden Soheb Shaikh (28), Vijay @ Viky Sudham Karnekar (28), Ranjit Bhaskar Kashivale (24) and Manmohan Suryapratap Singh (27).

Some more persons are likely to be arrested in connection with the firing, he said.

All the arrested were produced before a local court yesterday and were remanded in police custody till July 10.

Some of the arrested may be slapped with MCOCA the police officer said.

PTI

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