Crime and Accident

Woman held for involvement in plan to kill businessman

Woman held for involvement in plan to kill businessman

Rajkot: A Mumbai-based woman was today arrested for her alleged involvement in a plan to kill a Jamnagar-based businessman, police said.

The plan was allegedly hatched by Anees Ibrahim, brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, they said.

“We have arrested a woman from Jogeshwari in Mumbai with a pistol. We have also brought four others for questioning from Mumbai to Rajkot,” Rajkot Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Inspector, H M Gadhvi said.

The woman has been booked under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of IPC, said the officer.

The arrest comes over a week after police apprehended Dawood gang’s sharp-shooter Ramdas Rahane and three others from here on February 25.

Rahane and three others were held when they were on their way to Rajkot from Mumbai to kill the businessman on a “supari” (contract killing) allegedly given by Anees, police had said.

They said Anees, who is believed to be in Pakistan, allegedly gave contract to kill the businessman Ashfaq Khatri, to Rahane and others for Rs 10 lakh.