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AK-56 seized from Dawood gang member's house, wife arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

An AK-56 rifle has been seized from the house of a member of gang in suburban here, police said today.

"Yasmin (35), wife of gang member Naim Khan, was arrested following the raid on the couple's house yesterday," a senior of said.

Apart from an AK-56 assault rifle, three magazines, a 9 mm pistol and 13 live cartridges were seized from Khan's house by the Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police, he said.

The raid followed interrogation of two alleged drug peddlers, Jahid Zali Shoukat Kashmiri (47) and (47), arrested by the Thane AEC from Nagpada in central two days ago.

The assault rifle was lying at Khan's house for a long time, the claimed.

was arrested by the Branch under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Act (MCOCA) in 2016.

He and some others had allegedly planned to kill Iqbal Attarwala, a former gang member, on the instructions of fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel, the said.

They were arrested before the plan could be executed.

is currently lodged in Thane prison, awaiting trial.

AEC sleuths are questioning Yasmin Khan as to why the weapons and ammunition were stored at the house, the official said.

She was today produced before a court in Thane which remanded her in police custody till July 11, he added.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 17:45 IST
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