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Firing outside film producer’s residence, cops suspect Pujari gang

Express News Service | Mumbai | Posted: August 26, 2014 1:18 am

Five rounds were fired outside film producer Ali Morani’s Juhu residence on Saturday evening. Although the police have registered a case against unknown men, they suspect that the men were from the Ravi Pujari gang.

According to the Juhu police, on Saturday at about 10.30 pm, three men arrived on an Activa two wheeler. The man sitting in the middle extracted a .32 bore revolver and fired five rounds towards the house of Morani’s bungalow in Juhu.

One bullet hit the tree while the other pierced the window pane of the bungalow. The police officers from the crime branch who are conducting parallel investigations said that the producers Ali and Karim Morani who have produced successful films like ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Raja Hindustani’, ‘Damini’, ‘Dushmani’ were out of the country at the time of the incident.

“We have registered a case against the unknown men and are conducting investigations to find out who were the men and who their target was,” said Satyanarayan Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone 9).

After the firing, Morani received an SMS on his mobile phone where the alleged gangster threatened him with dire consequences. Morani reported the incident to the police on Sunday.

The police officers from Juhu police station said that after they got a call from the Moranis, they went to the spot and recovered CCTV camera recordings from the premises which shows that three men outside the bungalow and
the incident.

“The three were not wearing any face masks, however, since the CCTV was installed at a distance from the spot, the images of the three are not extremely clear,” said an officer from the Juhu police station.

mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com

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