With the arrest of 5 people in the Rohan Redekar kidnapping case, police interrogation has revealed startling information from the gangsters.
Nazir Nadaf who was acting as the source of information to these gangsters, he is alleged to provide information on who can be the target, and when he can kidnapped etc.
Rashid Malbari, a close aide of Chota Shakheel, picked up Rohan when they were waiting for his father Suresh. On February 18, 2015, the gang chased Suresh Redekar’s car, which was being driven by Rohan and stopped it near Nisarga Dhaba on the National Highway.
One of the gang members identified the kidnapped man as the son of the businessman. But by then the other members had pushed him into their vehicle. The gang was not sure about their further action and hence decided to kill Rohan.
Infact the plan was to kidnap Suresh Redekar, Rohan’s father but that day they kidnapped Rohan as he had come outside on the information given by Nadaf.
The gang as per the CoP killed him as they felt if they release him, it could be dangerous for them.
They had as many as 11 people on their hit list which included politicians, businessmen and real estate builders.
In fact sources say Rashid Malbari was in Belagavi on the day of Shiv Jayanti and they had planned to kill Shiv sena district president Shirolkar and one MLA as well. But they plan was foiled and that day Malbari fled to Mangluru in the evening.
The fact the Rashid Malbari was himself present in the procession of Shiv Jayanti is very alarming.
Malbari gang had also threatened MLA Sambhaji Patil for ransom.
The police have acted promptly and solved this case to an extent but it needs to now go deep and get to the roots and arrest the absconding Rashid Malbari.