In a shocking incident in Kalyaninagar on Tuesday morning, Anwar Mehmood Pathan, a labour contractor, was shot twice by an unidentified assailant at the parking lot of D-Mart mall. The victim has sustained serious injuries to his left arm and is receiving treatment in a private medical institute.
Pathan (37), a resident of Nisarg Society in Yerawada, is a member of the Maharashtra Mathadi Sena. He also has got contracts for housekeeping. Yerawada police have detained one person, who had a dispute with Pathan earlier, for questioning.
According to cops, Pathan had kept his car in the parking lot at D-Mart.
While he was heading towards a gym, one of the attackers opened fire on him. The gunman had his faces covered with a handkerchief.
One bullet misfired while the other hit Pathan on the left arm. After firing shots, the accused ran towards the road and fled from the spot on a bike along with his accomplice. Meanwhile, Pathan rushed towards the lift, where a female employee and his friend Abhijit Waghchaure were present. They informed police about the incident and took Pathan to a hospital.
Inspector (crime) Shivaji Shinde of Yerawada police station said, “We have recovered two cartridges and blood samples from the spot. The CCTV footage from the mall premises is also being analysed. The statements of Pathan and other witnesses are recorded and we will soon nab the culprits.”