Brijesh Singh to be produced in TADA court on Feb 21

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Mumbai, Feb 17 (UNI) Close aide of Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Kaskar Brijesh Singh alias Bhiru will be produced in the TADA court for his alleged involvement in the 1992 J J Shootout case on Thursday.

He will be produced before the TADA Judge D U Mulla. The prosecution is also likely to submit its say on the petition filed by the accused stating that police officers are forcing him to give confessional statement and torturing him in the jail.

Singh was arrested by Delhi police on January 23, this year, in an extortion case of 2007. After completion of police remand, the city police headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Duraphe brought him here for his alleged involvement in J J Hospital shoot out case.

According to the prosecution, on September 12, 1992, an AK 47 was used by the underworld don in the J J hospital to kill Shailesh Haldankar of Gawli gang, who was admitted in the hospital's ward number 18.

Police had reportedly seized around 500 empty cartridges from the spot and several other weapons like magazine, AK 47.

In this case, police has booked 31 persons, but it was gradually short-listed, as some of them were killed in subsequent police encounters and in gang wars.

The TADA court has already convicted three persons -- Subhash Singh Thakur, Surya Rao and Shyamkumar Garikar.

Thakur was at first awarded with death penalty, which was later coverted into a life sentence till death by the Supreme Court. Rao, was sentenced to seven-year of rigorous imprisonment, and Garikar was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment that was confirmed by the Apex Court.

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