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Five arrested for firing at couple in Mumbai's Govandi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Five people were arrested for allegedly firing at a couple while they were dining at a hotel in suburban Govandi, police said today.

The incident happened early today, at around 2am, when and were dining at Orange Mint Cafe, an said.

The two were not hurt in the incident, the added.

Police said that Sonawane and Pande had purchased a car from Navi Mumbai-based

Police said that the couple, residents of Sion Koliwada, were allegedly not paying Ahuja as per the agreed schedule and this angered Ahuja.

Ahuja arrived at the hotel along with his wife and a few friends, and in the midst of an altercation, fired two rounds from his firearm, police said.

The gunfire caused panic among those present in the vicinity and it also attracted a patrolling police squad which arrested Ahuja and his friends, the added.

Police said that an unlicensed country-made 7.65 mm pistol, along with two empty cartridges and a live round, were recovered from the spot.

A case was registered under relevant sections of the IPC pertaining to attempt to murder and rioting, along with the Arms Act, against the accused, the official added.

They will be produced in court tomorrow, he informed.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 20:55 IST