Dawood's brother-in-law's bail plea rejected

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Mumbai, Sep 26 (UNI) A Sessions Court at Sewri today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother-in-law Zanzeb Khan alias Guddu Pathan, who was allegedly involved in an attack on a police informer at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Central Mumbai last month.

Sessions Judge A Wahule, while rejecting the bail, observed that as per the material produced before the court police required custodial investigation of Pathan, hence his plea was rejected.

However, Pathan was absent while the court passed the order.

The court also refused to give stay on its order to enable Pathan to move the Bombay High Court.

Following this, his arrest may take place at any time. A large number of plain clothes policemen of the Shivaji Park police station were present in the court.

Earlier, while moving the plea, Advocate Pradhan, representing Pathan, had argued that his client was falsely implicated in the case and he had nothing to do with the allaged offence.

When the court had asked about the non-appearance of Pathan in the court room while his plea was being heard on various ocassions, counsel Pardhan had stated that his client was taking part in the prayer meeting organised in view of the holy Ramzan month.

According to the prosecution, on August four, four assailants, allegedly including Pathan, attacked and stabbed the police informer Patel and his friend Machchiwala with knives in their back and stomach, while they were passing from the Senapati Bapat Marg.

Mr Patel sustained injuries, while Machchhiwala is currently fighting for life in King Edward Memorial Hospital at Parel in Central Mumbai.

Pathan and his associates allegedly attacked Mr Patel, as they believed that he had informed police about their activities, the prosecution said.

Mr Patel had played a vital role in solving a corruption case involving crime branch officers, Dawood's sister Haseena Parker and two builders.

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