MCOCA slapped on all accused in shipping firm owner’s murderOctober 4th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) has been invoked against all ten accused, including absconding mafia don Chhota Shakeel, in the murder here last month of the owner of a private shipping firm, police said.
“MCOCA has been invoked against Shakeel, Congress corporator Mohammed Ali Shaikh and eight other accused in the case. We have also got extended custody of Shaikh and other eight arrested accused till Oct 14,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said Monday.
Shipping firm owner Sayyed Chand Madar, 55, was shot at in broad daylight by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station in south Mumbai Sep 15. He was hit in the head twice and succumbed to his injuries the next day.
The other accused in the case are Samad Ismail Shaikh, Majeed Abdul, Abdul Rehman Shah, Shahnawaz Anwar Shaikh, Shahid Shah, Mohammed Sageer Ansar, Shaikh Akhtar Allah Rakha and Rashid Batla.
They were arrested Sep 21 after several teams raided the Congress corporator’s transport offices and two houses in Dongri and Charnull.
Police told the court that after going through the past records of Ali Shaikh as well as the others, they suspect that the gang is well organised and may have been involved in a few other previous undetected cases.
Ali Shaikh, believed to be the main accused in the case, has been tried for various offences including under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) and the National Security Act.
Madar, on the other hand, had also been booked for several offences over the years.
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