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Mumbai: Two men arrested in Andheri with arms, one of them was also wanted in rape case

Updated on: 11 August,2023 08:38 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The two were apprehended by the Unit-9 of the Mumbai police's Crime Branch under the Arms Act from suburban Andheri (West) on Wednesday

Mumbai: Two men arrested in Andheri with arms, one of them was also wanted in rape case

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A man and his aide were arrested in Mumbai for possession of arms and later it came to light that one of them was also wanted in a rape case registered in the metropolis, police told news agency PTI on Thursday.


The two were apprehended by the Unit-9 of the Mumbai police's Crime Branch under the Arms Act from suburban Andheri (West) on Wednesday, an official told PTI.


Acting on specific information, a Crime Branch team laid a trap at New Link Road and intercepted the duo who was found to be carrying a country-made gun, a knife, pistol made of stainless steel and 20 'live' rounds, he said.


With the help of weapons, the accused persons were planning to commit robberies in the city, the official told PTI.

During interrogation, it came to light that one of the accused was also involved in a rape case registered at the Meghwadi police station in suburban Jogeshwari, he said.

The accused had threatened a woman and raped her multiple times, the official told PTI, adding a case was lodged against him under relevant sections of the IPC and also the IT Act related to offences like stalking, sexual assault and voyeurism, among others.

The Crime Branch later handed him over to the Meghwadi police, he added.

Meanwhile, police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in assault and abduction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a music company over a financial dispute, while the son of a Shiv Sena MLA has been also booked in the case, an official told PTI on Thursday.

On Wednesday evening, the 38-year-old music company CEO, Rajkumar Singh, was assaulted by a group of persons after they abducted him from his office in suburban Goregaon, the official told PTI.

An FIR (first information report) was registered at the Vanrai police station under IPC sections 364A (kidnapping for ransom), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peach) and 506 (criminal intimidation), among others, against 16 persons, including Raj Surve, son of Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Surve, in connection with the incident, he said.

CEO Singh was taken to Prakash Surve's office in suburban Dahisar (East), where his son Raj Surve allegedly asked the businessman to resolve the financial dispute with main accused Manoj Mishra, according to the FIR, reported PTI.

Prakash Surve is the MLA from the Magathane constituency in Mumbai.

During investigation, a police team arrested Mishra from the Mumbai airport while he was trying to flee, along with his two aides, the official told PTI.

Police are investigating the role of his two aides, who are from Bihar, in the abduction-assault episode, he said.

The abducted businessman was rescued by the police hours later. Search for other accused persons was on, the official told PTI.

(With inputs from PTI)

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