Mumbai: A 49-year-old gangster named Dayanand Salian alias Pujari was arrested on Monday who was missing after getting bail in the murder case of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother-in-law Ismail Parkar 22 years ago.
A trap was laid for him at Kanjurmarg in eastern suburbs following which he was arrested by the unit-7 of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch, an official stated.
He is a member of the Arun Gawali gang and was allegedly involved in serious crimes like murder and attempt to murder carried out on the directions of the Gawali gang, he said.
In connection with the 1991 murder of Ismail Parkar, Ibrahim’s brother-in-law, he was arrested by the Nagpada police, stated the official.
In 1993 Pujari was arrested and got bail in the year 1996, following which he fled the city and went to Uttar Pradesh, where he had been working as a cook under a fake name, the official said.