A senior official stated on Saturday that Sunil Vishwanath Gaikwad, 52, was arrested at 9 p.m. Friday night time within the Parsik Circle space of Kalwa.
“We had acquired data that Gaikwad was coming to the Parsik Circle space. We set a lure and caught her,” stated Central Crime Unit Inspector Anil Honrao.
“There are 11 homicide instances and 7 tried homicide instances towards the defendants. Considered one of these instances is the tried homicide of Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan in 2000,” he stated.
Police stated Roshan was shot in January 2000 exterior his Santa Cruz workplace in Mumbai. The attackers fired six bullets, two of them at Roshan.
“Gaikwad was sentenced to life in jail within the homicide case and was booked into Nashik Central Jail. He was launched on probation for 28 days on June 26 of this 12 months,” the official stated.
“He was supposed to return to jail after finishing his probation interval. He didn’t return. He was arrested final night time. By then he was on the run,” he stated.
The officer stated the defendant was lively in 1999 and 2000 and was concerned in varied crimes. He was concerned within the insurgent gangs of Ali Budesh and Subhash Singh Thakur.
He stated that in the identical interval he was additionally concerned in a theft in Nashik, the place he opened fireplace on law enforcement officials.
Honrao stated: “Gaikwad will likely be handed over to the Pant Nagar police, the place a flight case has been recorded.”