Mumbai, Jan 13 : Sources in Mumbai police have revealed how a small-time convict from Mumbai's Kandivali went to Pakistan and pumped bullets into Indian Mujahideen mastermind Riyaz Bhatkal in Karachi, reports Mid day.
Even as the daring shootout that killed India's most wanted terrorist and chief of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, Riyaz Bhatkal has thrown investigators into a huddle, the needle of suspicion points to this Mumbai assassin.
According to sources, the man identified as the shooter is a former convict affiliated to Mumbai's underworld.
Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Rakesh Maria told Mid Day that there is a delay in gathering details of the killing, and confirming facts. There are enough details though, Maria pointed out.
The identification of the shooters and the slain terrorists could be delayed as they could be carrying fake travel documents and living under assumed names in Dubai and later in Karachi.
Sources informed that the hireling is a contract killer from Kandivli, who was named in earlier supari hits. He jumped bail and was assigned the task to carry out the killings in Karachi. He is known to have worked as an informer in various gangs, and belongs to the lower rung of society.
While the grapevine is rife with rumours and theories surrounding the brains behind the murder, fingers are pointing at the involvement of the Chhota Rajan gang. Sources suggested that the kaam or job was outsourced through fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan, who is known for his desh bhakti banner.