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Nine arrested in connection with contractor’s murder

Thane: Police today claimed to have solved a murder case of a contractor by arresting nine persons from Murbe on Taloja Road last night.

A 28-year-old building contractor Vikrant Keni from Ahiregaon village in Dombivali was shot dead on May 30 over a long-standing property dispute with the main accused Sriram Bhagat, said police.

Addressing reporters here Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Makarand Ranade said the nine accused were arrested by Crime Branch officials from Murbe on Taloja Road last night after the cops received information that they were planning to flee to Goa.

Bhagat and Vikrant had a dispute over a land property and on the date of the incident too they had a quarrel over parked JCB, said police.

Police said Sriram gave revolver to his son Mangesh and asked him to kill the victim, police added.

—PTI