Santoshee Gulabkali Mishra
The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday arrested Uday Pathak, the prime accused in the sensational quadruple murders in Kurar village in 2011, for allegedly running illegal activities from inside the Arthur Road Central Jail.
Pathak, who is currently awaiting trail in the quadruple murders of 2011, had come under the CIU’s scanner again last week after four men arrested with illegal arms and ammunition were found to have been in direct contact with him even though he was lodged in prison.
“During interrogation, the arrested accused had revealed that they were working for Pathak. After the interrogation, the prison officials inspected Pathak’s cell and had found a cell phone in his possession. On the basis of available enough evidences, we approached the court seeking his arrest. Pathak has now been remanded in our custody till April17,” said a CIU official.
Last week, the CIU had arrested Vishal Ashok Sharma alias Lala (29), Bapu Yellapa Kadar (25), Manoj Uttam Bawaskar alias Mannya (21) and John David Joseph (30), who were allegedly found to be in possession of illegal arms and ammunition. The CIU has seized two revolvers, one pistol, 10 cartridges, a knife, five cellphones, some cash and railway tickets from them. They have been remanded in police custody till April 11.
Pathak has been in jail after his arrest in connection with the 2011 murder case. He is accused of having masterminded and executed the murders of the four victims. His connection to the four recently arrested accused also threw the spotlight back on the issue of prisoners running illegal activities from inside the prison.