The crime branch of Mumbai police arrested a 37-year-old history-sheeter, wanted for a police officer’s death in 2002 among other things.
Rafiq Sheikh alias Raju was arrested from Dharavi area by a team led by inspector M Desai, said Shridhar Hanchate, senior inspector of Unit 9 of the crime branch.
In 2002, Raju and his associate Mohammad Sheikh alias Chhotu allegedly fired on policemen from Pantnagar police station during a chase. One of the police officers was hit and later died.
Chhotu was arrested a few years later, put on a trial and sentenced to life.
After receiving a tip-off that Raju had come to Dharavi to meet a friend, the police arrested him today, said inspector Hanchate.
Raju had half a dozen robbery cases registered against him in the city, said police.
Incidentally, his brother ‘Nanhe’ is a veteran police informer, officials said.