Six arrested for shooting at Thane cable operator last month

Updated: Nov 26, 2019, 08:45 IST | Agencies | Thane

"Six people were arrested on Saturday and Sunday. They include the two shooters, two who did the reconnaissance, one who bought the firearm and the sixth who funded the hit," police said.

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

Six people were arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a cable operator last month in Thane district, the police said on Monday. Two motorcycle-borne men had fired two rounds at cable operator Mudassar Munavar Majid, 39, on October 29 at around 10.20pm, and a case of attempt to murder was registered at MFC police station, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj.

"Six people were arrested on Saturday and Sunday. They include the two shooters, two who did the reconnaissance, one who bought the firearm and the sixth who funded the hit," he said. An official said Majid was married to the sister of the main accused Ismail Rizwan Mandekar for 15 years but used to beat her up frequently and indulge in extramarital relationships.

"Mandekar hired the men for Rs 5 lakh to break the cable operator's hands and legs. But they went ahead and shot at Majid, which hit him in the arm and thigh," the police officer said. All six have remanded in police custody till November 29, he informed.

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