Day after Gajalee shooting, gangster made call to eatery landline, say police

The police along with the local crime branch began investigations and found that the owner Madhukar Shetty had not received any threat call in the past.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:October 26, 2016 2:46 am

THE MUMBAI Police probing the case of two unidentified persons firing at a staffer of the sea-food restaurant Gajalee, found that an underworld gangster made a call to the landline of the restaurant the next day. One of the employees who answered the call, however, could not understand what the caller said, and hung up soon.

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The incident had taken place on Friday night when two unidentified persons allegedly ‘fired’ at a staffer of the Vile Parle-based restaurant. The duo, who came on a bike, gave a card to the staffer asking him to tell the restaurant owner to call up on the number if he wanted to be alive.

The police along with the local crime branch began investigations and found that the owner Madhukar Shetty had not received any threat call in the past.

“However, the next day, on the hotel landline there was a call that we suspect was made either by a gangster or one of his aides. The woman employee who received the call however could not understand what the caller was saying and hence hung up soon after,” a source said requesting anonymity.

The officer said that this was the modus operandi of the gangster wherein he orchestrated an attack on the person and then called up threatening that the person would be killed the next time.