Thane: A infamous legal and sharpshooter, who was allegedly concerned within the assault on Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan in 2000, has been arrested in Thane metropolis of Maharashtra practically three months after he jumped parole, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.
The accused, Sunil V Gaikwad (52), was nabbed from Parsik Circle space in Kalwa round 9 pm on Friday, he mentioned.
“We had acquired a tip-off that Gaikwad is coming to Parsik Circle space. Accordingly, we laid a entice and caught him,” senior inspector of Central Crime Unit Anil Honrao mentioned.
“The accused has 11 circumstances of homicide and 7 circumstances of try to homicide registered in opposition to him. One in every of these consists of try on Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan’s life in 2000,” he mentioned.
Roshan was shot at outdoors his Santa Cruz workplace within the western suburbs of Mumbai in January 2000. The assailants had fired six rounds, of which two bullets had hit Roshan, police mentioned.
“Gaikwad had been sentenced to life imprisonment in a homicide case and was lodged at Nashik central jail. Nevertheless, he got here out on a 28-day parole on June 26 this yr,” the official mentioned.
“He was anticipated to return to the jail after completion of the parole interval. Nevertheless, he didn’t accomplish that. He was hiding until his arrest final evening,” Honrao added.
In keeping with the official, the accused was lively throughout 1999 and 2000 and was concerned in a number of crimes. He was related to the infamous gangs of Ali Budesh and Subhash Singh Thakur.
Throughout the identical interval, he was additionally concerned in a dacoity in Nashik, the place he had opened hearth on police personnel, he mentioned.
“Gaikwad could be handed over to the Pant Nagar police, the place an offence of escape has been registered,” Honrao mentioned.