Moosewala murder case: Pune police arrest Santosh Jadhav, aide from Gujarat
The Pune police have arrested Santosh Jadhav, a shooter in the case of murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, and Jadhav's aide Navnath Suryavanshi, a suspect in the case, an official said on Monday.
Jadhav (24), a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, and Suryavanshi (27) were nabbed on Sunday from Mandavi tehsil at Bhuj in Gujarat by a team of Pune rural police, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Kulwant Singh Sarangal said addressing a press conference here.
The official said Jadhav, who was on the run for a year, had shaved his head and changed his appearance to evade arrest. A Pune rural police team has also gone to Delhi to interrogate Bishnoi, who is in the Delhi Police special cell custody and is said to be the mastermind behind the killing of Moosewala, he said. The names of Jadhav and Suryavanshi had cropped up in the Moosewala murder probe.
He said all three are associated with the Lawrence Bishnoi gang and are suspected to have a role in the Moosewala murder case. ''We are ascertaining their exact role in the murder case,'' the official said, adding that more persons from Maharashtra are linked to the Bishnoi gang, which has a pan-India presence.
''Both the accused have been arrested, They were produced before a court which remanded them to police custody till June 20,'' he said.
Sarangal said as per the information, Mahakal had knowledge about the threat letter given to Salim Khan. ''We are probing the case from all angles,'' he added.
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