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Dawood's man involved in 1993 Mumbai blasts arrested

By The Assam Tribune

Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS): A 'D Company' sharpshooter wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed more than 250 people has been arrested in Goa, police said today.

Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap said Sham Kishor Garikapatti alias 'Black Scorpion', 50, worked for the Dawood Ibrahim gang and was jailed for harbouring terrorists.

"We arrested him from Saligao, a village 10 km north of Panaji, where he was living in a rented room for nearly eight years," Kashyap said, adding the arrest followed a tip off from an informant.

According to police, Garikapatti was involved in the 1993 Mumbai blasts executed by the Dawood gang, known in police files as 'D Company'.

The man was also involved in JJ Hospital shootout in Mumbai more than a decade ago in which two policemen and a rival shooter were killed.

The accused will be handed over to Mumbai Police.

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