Published On : Tue, Jul 21st, 2015

Firing near Pili Nadi, One injured: two arrested

Accused had taken victim on the guise of showing a layout

Nagpur: On could be mentioned as an act of vengeance, two accused riding on a travera fired at a 28-year-old young transporter near Shilpa Rolling Mills near Pili Nadi.

The victim is identified as Mushtaq Ashrafi aged 28 years and a resident of Yadav Nagar, Jai Bheem Square. The bullet went through and through the left leg.

It is said that Yashodhara Nagar Police has arrested accused Shahnawaz Khan and his bodyguard Raju Takla.

Shahnawaz Khan is a property dealer and is involved in purchase and sale of properties. The accused Shahnawaz has sold a property to the victim Mushtaq Ashrafi in Gorewada area. However, this plot was a property of Nagpur Municipal Corporation. NMC has taken possession of this property soon. Then the victim Mushtaq demanded his money back from Shahnawaz. Shahnawaz was dilly-dallying in reimbursing the money back to Mushtaq. When Mushtaq Ashrafi increased the pressure in demanding his money back, then Shahnawaz spoke to a goon named Aabu of Taj Bagh to mediate on his behalf and to get some more time to reimburse the amount.

The accused made an attempt to forcibly make the victim consume alcohol. According to police sources, late in the night at around 11 pm on July 20, 2015 when Mushtaq was standing in front of the office of Lucky Logistics and Auto Deal near Automotive Square, the accused Shahnawaz reached the spot at around 11 pm in a red coloured Travera.

Shahnawaz somehow convinced the victim and told him that he will show a new alternate plot for sale in lieu of the old plot sale in Gorewada. He then took the victim towards Kamptee.

However, some 5-6 goons sitting inside the Travera vehicle started misbehaving with the victim Mushtaq. Sources claimed that Mushtaq seemed to be overpowering the goons. Soon on receiving a signal from Shahnawaz, the bodyguard of Shahnawaz Raju Takla shot the victim in his leg. Fearing for his life, Mushtaq broke the window glass and jumped out of the Travera and after jumping over the Transport Plaza wall, reached the Yashodhara Police Station. After filing a complaint, the police admitted the victim in Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) for treatment to the bullet injury.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim, the Yashodhara Nagar Police has registered a case under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and arrested accused Shahnawaz Khan and his bodyguard Raju Takla.