A 52-year-old gangster has been held from Siddharthnagar district of UP in connection with a 2009 murder case, police said.
Nizamuddin alias Alimuddin Nasibdar Fakir, a member of Raju Ismail’s gang in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Siddarthnagar by a team of Thane crime branch on April 29, Thane Police PRO inspector Sukhada Narkar said in a release issued here.
Fakir was one of the three accused in the murder case of 40-year-old scarp dealer Pramod Sharma, from Khopat, Thane, who was found dead in Shil Daighar area here in February, 2009.
A case under sections 302 (murder), 201 (disappearance of evidence of offence) rw 34 (common intention) of IPC and under relevant sections of Arms Act was lodged in connection with the crime, the release said.
Police had arrested one Asiruddin Khan on February 23, 2009, while two others – Fakir and Rafiullah alias Rafique Jaituallah – both residents of Uttar Pradesh, were absconding.
Thane police team had information that the duo intermittently visited their villages and had been keeping vigil along with local police.
On a tip off, police nabbed Fakir from Siddharthnagar railway station last week and brought him here.
He was produced before the local magistrate on May 1 which remanded him in police custody till May 7, the PRO said.
During interrogation, police got to know that the motive behind the murder was some monetary issues and the accused had dumped his body near a nullah.
Police said hunt was on to nab the third accused.
The Raju Ismail gang operates in Uttar Pradesh and Nepal, the release said.