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Runaway Mumbai gangster held from Guj in 1996 murder case

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A suspected gangster was arrested today from in Gujarat, around 22 years after he jumped in a murder case, a Police said.

The accused was a member of the K T Thapa gang which used to operate mainly in eastern suburbs of during 1990s.

The arrest was made by unit VII of the crime branch of the Police on a specific tip off, the said.

Gavande is also wanted in three more cases of murder, including for allegedly killing members of a rival gang, and other offences, he said.

"Gavande had been arrested by the same crime branch unit VII for murder occurred under station in 1987," said

Gavande has been absconding since 1996, after he was granted by a in the murder case.

"He had shifted his base to from since then," he said.

A court in Mumbai had recently issued a non-bailable warrant against Gavande.

He was produced before a local court which remanded him in judicial custody.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 20:10 IST