22-year-old Mahiuddin Sayyed was arrested from the spot, while his accomplices fled
It was a narrow escape for the cousin brother of Bahujan Vikaas Aghadi party’s Nagarsevak Sadanand Patil, as police acted swiftly and saved him from being killed on Sunday.
A gang of five was fully prepared to murder him but the Virar cops somehow got to know about it and reached the spot on time. They even managed to nab one of the accused.
According to sources, Sadanand’s cousin brother Gabru Patil does not have a good record and he often quarrels with people in the area where he stays.
He even had past rivalry with the accused and had fought with one of them a couple of days back near Panch Pairi Ganpati Mandir in Jiudani Virar east. Thereafter, the gang planned to kill him to take revenge.
4 manage to flee, 1 held
At the time of executing the plan when the accused realised that police had reached the spot, they fled leaving back the Innova car they had come in. Police seized the car and recovered sharp weapons from it. The arrested accused has been identified as Mahiuddin Sayyed (22), resident of Chandra Shahu road Tadul Bazaar Virar. Police said the identity of the other accused has been disclosed and they would be arrested soon.
Investigation officer of the case Janardhan Pardhan said, “We have registered a case under Section 115C, 302 and 120B of IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act. Arrested accused Mahiuddin will be produced before court today. Search is on to nab the other accused.”