Mumbai: One injured in gang shootout

Sushant Salunkhe, believed to have planned attack, held.

| Mumbai | Updated: May 14, 2016 7:00:21 am

In a shootout at Sewri on Thursday night, a history-sheeter along with three accomplices allegedly fired upon his former aide suspecting the latter was having an affair with his wife. The Mumbai police crime branch arrested one of the aides of Sushant Salunkhe alias Kala Khatta, who is believed to have planned the attack.

As per police, around 12.30am on Friday, Aniket Kadam, the arrested accused, along with two other unidentified persons accompanied Salunkhe on two bikes to attack Ganesh Pol.

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The latter along with his friends were consuming alcohol at a restaurant in Sewri when the firing took place. The accused fired from a country made revolver that hit Pol on his arm and fled. Pol is recuperating at the Sion hospital.

While a case of attempt to murder was registered at RAK Marg police station, unit 4 of the crime branch questioned the friends of Pol and found the involvement of Salunkhe’s gang. Eventually the police managed to track down and arrest Kadam.

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An officer said that while Salunkhe and Pol earlier were part of the same gang, the duo parted ways after Salunkhe’s suspicion that Pol was having an affair with his wife. Both Salunkhe and Pol have several cases registered against them.

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