Mumbai, July 4 (UNI) A special court today remanded Motiram Mahadik, a close aide to gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, to police custody till July 14, in an extortion case filed by a city builder.
Mahadik (52), was arrested yesterday from Byculla by the crime branch sleuths, for his alleged involvement in collecting extortion money from the builder on behalf of Gawli. He is the ninth accused in the extortion case registered against Gawli.
He was produced before MCOCA (Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act) court Judge Y D Shinde, who remanded him to police custody till July 14.
The other accused are Arun Gawli, Dinesh Narkar, Sudhir Gorpade, Vijay Ahir, Ajit Rane, Sanjay Kamble, Shrikrishna Gaurav and Mohammed qureshi.
According to the builder, he had already paid extortion amount to the Gawli gang earlier, was again being targeted by them after he landed a plum redevelopment project, He filed a complaint following this and the crime branch arrested eight persons, including Gawli and his younger brother Vijay Ahir.
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