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Former Tajiya gang member held with pistol


AHMEDABAD: City crime department on Wednesday night arrested a person with a country-made pistol from close to Amber Tower in Juhapura.
Gulab Qureshi, 50, resident of Mehsana, was once a former member of c

"Tajiya was shot dead in a police encounter near Paldi about 20 years ago. Since then his gang members are operating separetly and are often caught with illegal weapons" said Assistant Commissioner of Crime Branch Bhagirathsinh Gohil.


Crime Branch resources said all through interrogation Qureshi has confessed prior to them that the weapon was once given to him through Tajiya himself.


"This is common modus oprendi among the criminals to take the name of a dead person when it comes to a question that from whom they had got the weapon. We suspect his statement and are probing the case to know the facts if any, " said a crime department official.


Qureshi was once previous arrested through crime department in 2000 with an illegal fire arm. "He was also arrested in Mehsana, Kadi under sections of assualt and robbery" said ACP Gohil. It is value citing that Gandhinagar police aided through Gujarat ATS and Ahmedabad Crime department are attempting to find a serial killer, who has already shot dead 3 persons in Ghandinagar with pistol. "We are also questioning Qureshi about the serial killings in Ghandhinagar" a senior Crime Branch official said.




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