A ‘D Company’ sharpshooter wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed more than 250 people has been arrested in Goa, police said on Sunday.

Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap said Sham Kishor Garikapatti alias ‘Black Scorpion’, (50), worked for the Dawood Ibrahim gang and had been jailed for harbouring terrorists.

“We arrested him from Saligao, a village 10 km north of Panaji, where he had been living in a rented room for nearly eight years,” Kashyap said, adding the arrest followed a tip off from an informant.

According to police, Garikapatti was involved in the 1993 Mumbai blasts executed by the Dawood gang, known in police files as ‘D Company’.

The man was also involved in a shootout at J J Hospital in Mumbai, more than a decade ago in which two policemen and a rival shooter were killed. The accused will be handed over to Mumbai Police.