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Mumbai: Three members of organised crime syndicate arrested


Mumbai: The crime branch of Mumbai police arrested three associates of organised crime syndicate on November 28, and seized 7.65 bore pistol with magazine, five live cartridges, one sharp knife, motorcycle and mobile phones from their possession.

The trio have been identified as Sagar Jairam Indulkar (25), Ankush Sudhir Tayde (21) and Sagar Suresh Chavan (24). “They were about to gun down western suburb’s renowned businessman who refused to dispense Rs 2 crore as extortion money to them. They were working for the organised crime syndicate of Ejaz Lakdawala, who is one of the most wanted gangsters from Mumbai,” said Sanjay Saxena, Joint Commissioner of Police, crime branch.

With the help of one of their jailed associates, they had hatched the plan to kill the businessman. These three accused were about to come at SV Road, Jogeshwari (West) along with the fire arms and ammunitions and were about to attack the businessman in his office.

But acting on a tip off, the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) officials of Mumbai Crime Branch laid a trap and foiled their plan. “In the preliminary inquiries they have confessed to their crime and involvement,” said Saxena.

Chavan is the main kingpin who contacted Indulkar and Tayde, both good friends, to execute the plan to kill the businessman. The sources in crime branch said Chavan dispensed handsome money and other things to both of them, who had kept close eyes on the movement of the businessman for a quite some time.

Initially, Indulkar and Tayde were arrested from the place where they had come to execute their brutal plan, said the officer, who added that ‘after severe interrogation the involvement of third accused Chavan was disclosed’. The trio are the resident of Mira Road of Thane district.

Indulkar, who works in a private company in Mira Road, had stabbed his wife in her stomach. He was booked under attempt to murder case and was out on bail.

A case has been registered at Amboli police station and they have been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, and Bombay Police Act.

All the three accused were produced them before Killa court that has sent them to police custody till December 1.