Two bikers open fire at murder accused

Cops check CCTV footages to identify suspects

A number of shots were fired on the street at Shahu Chowk on Shivaji Road on Thursday (September 22) night when two persons allegedly accosted a murder accused out on bail and opened fire at him. The man, out on bail, sustained head and neck injuries. The Khadak Police under whose jurisdiction that crime spot falls confirm that the incident was due to past enmity.

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“Two persons on bike arrived at the chowk and opened six rounds at the person identified as Arjun Vasant Deokar (28), a resident of Shukrawar Peth. Deokar had come to the area to meet his relatives. One bullet hit the victim’s neck and another on the back of his head. Deokar was rushed to a private hospital. He was arrested in 2010 in connection with the murder case of Rakesh Ghule and was out on bail,” a police officer said, adding that the authorities are checking the CCTV footage to identify the suspects.

According to the police, Deokar used to stay at Hinjawadi. After the murder of Ghule, he shifted to Shukrawar Peth and was presently staying in Magarpatta City, Hadapsar. He had come to visit his aunt’s home in Shahu Chowk with his friends on Thursday night and was out on the street after meeting his relatives when he was fired at around 9.45 pm. Joint Commissioner of Police Sunil Ramananad, DCP Sudhir Hiremath, Crime DCP PR Patil, ACP Suresh Bhosale and other senior police officers visited the spot.

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