The crime branch of Pune police have arrested a city-based history-sheeter Nilesh Suresh Alhat (28) for his alleged involvement in the murder of former corporator Shoaib Usman Sayyas Rizwan Shaikh from Shrirampur in Ahmednagar district.
According to the police,Alhat had shot Shaikh on January 8. They have recovered the pistol he had used.
Acting on a tip-off,a police team nabbed Alhat near Deccan Gymkhana bus stop on Wednesday. Alhat,a resident of Mangalwar Peth,is on the police records for his involvement in nine cases includingmurder,kidnapping and rioting. Alhat was also booked in the kidnapping of former judge Shivsharan Motaria in 2004 and in the kidnap and murder of Nazim Shaikh in 2007. Police said Alhat is a close aide of history-sheeter Mohammed Iqbal Shaikh alias Asif Dadhi .