Order for shootout came from jail: Cops

Published: Oct 25, 2012, 07:53 IST | Vinay Dalvi |

According to cops, Satish Kaliya, who is the main accused in the J Dey murder case, gave the orders for the attack on hotelier BR Shetty from behind bars

The Property Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch will seek the custody of Satish Kaliya as his name has cropped up during the investigation of the shootout that injured hotelier BR Shetty in Andheri on October 3. According to the cops, Kaliya gave the orders for the hit on Shetty. Kaliya is one of the main accused in the murder of MiD DAY journalist J Dey and is currently behind bars.

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Two bike-borne men had shot at Shetty outside a mall in Andheri. Shetty was rushed to the hospital and was later discharged. During the course of investigation, the police arrested Nityanand Nayak, a property dealer from Dharavi, and learnt that the attack on Shetty was a result of a dispute over a Slum Rehabilitation project at Dharavi.

“A team headed by police inspector Nandkumar Gopale arrested Selvin Yellapa Daniel, who is a close relative of Satish Kaliya alias Rohit Thangappan Joseph, who was one of the main shooters in the J Dey murder case,” said a police officer from the crime branch.

Both Kaliya and Daniel have been working for the Chhota Rajan gang and were arrested by the crime branch in 2004.

According the investigators, Yellapa, Singh and Talwinder fired at B R Shetty. The cops have learnt that Nayak had helped the shooters identify Shetty. The police are now searching for Gurudeep Singh and Talwinder, and also hunting for the accused, who had arranged for finance for the shootout. 

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