Mumbai Crime: Dahisar resident arrested in Shiv Sena corporator's murder

Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai

Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai

A zonal District Commissioner Police announced the arrests, ANI reported. Pawar may have brought the gang together and asked Dodhia to arrange for a vehicle while orchestrating the murder, said the police.

A two-time corporator from Samta Nagar, Sawant was attacked 200 metres away from his residence around 10:45 PM on Sunday as he was returning home after meeting a friend.

The 62-year-old Sawant was rushed to a hospital nearby but was declared dead on arrival.

While the motive of the killings is still not clear, report in The Times of India said that Sawant, who had entered cable television business a few years ago, began receiving extortion calls days before he was killed. The police are also trying to determine whether there was a CCTV near the crime scene. Around 1.30 am, we took his body for a postmortem to Bhagwati Hospital. Police have registered a murder case against unknown assailants and have started a hunt for the accused. The murder is suspected to be in connection with the extortion threats. Though the political affiliation of the victim was not primarily known, the state BJP wing has confirmed that the deceased - who was reportedly an executive in a mobile SIM cards distribution company - was linked with saffron groups.

A senior police officer told mid-day that the accused were identified after an autorickshaw driver came forward with some doubts. One of them is Jagga, a well-known criminal, said the source.

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