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City crime branch arrests notorious criminal Monday, October 29, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: The city crime branch caught notorious history-sheeter Shaukat Husain Hajibhai Shaikh who is wanted in a kidnapping offence of an Ahmedabad businessman and a double murder case lodged with the Vadodara police.
Acting on a tip-off, PI Tarun Barot and PSIs R B Joshi and H B Gohil kept a watch at the city bus stop near Calico Mills, and arrested him on Saturday. Shaikh was involved in the kidnapping of a linen trader Babubhai Mansuri from Dhalgarwad last year where his accomplice Arun Ramji Gajjar was arrested and Shaikh had fled.
Later Shaikh took cover in Vadodara, and in April this year he was accused of killing the driver and cleaner of a Toyota vehicle along with Rustom Saiyed and Anil Marathi, for which he is wanted by the Vadodara police. Shaikh has been remanded to custody till Sunday.
One nabbed for murder attempt: A shopkeeper and four others were attacked at Dilli Chakla following an argument on Saturday night, and had to be rushed to V S Hospital for treatment. Two inebriated persons, Jaganiyo and his brother, came to buy soda and milk from Haresh Kantilal Modi's shop and were asked to leave when they began abusing the shopkeeper.
After sometime, they collected people from the neighbourhood, and armed with swords, sticks, and pipes the attacked Hareshbhai, Rajeshbhai, Ashwinbhai, Madhukantaben and Hemendrabhai. The Shahpur police booked Rakesh alias Barlakh Bachhubhai Shah and 14 others for attempt to murder and arrested Govind Sitaram Marathe.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]