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Mumbai: 51-year-old man opens fire during argument in Mankhurd, held


A 51-year-old man allegedly opened fire during heated argument with a group of people over a land dispute in suburban Mumbai, the police said, according to the PTI.


No one was injured in the incident and the suspect was arrested, the police said on Monday.

According to a Mankhurd police station official, Sheikh fired one round after an argument broke out between him and a group of people regarding a land dispute.

After the firing, in which no one was injured, he fled the spot, but was later arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 307 (attempt to murder), as well as the Arms Act, said the official, as per the PTI.

In another incident, a 22-year-old man was arrested from Tanaji Nagar in suburban Malad after a country-made pistol and 'live' cartridges were recovered from his possession, said a second official.

A probe was underway to ascertain from where he bought the weapon and for what purpose, he said.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, the Sakinaka Police in Mumbai announced on Sunday that they had arrested a 22-year-old man from the city who was allegedly involved in a murder case in Bihar.

According to police sources, the man, identified as Navin Kumar Ranjan, was allegedly involved in the murder of Prem Paswan, a property dealer in Bihar. The murder occurred in broad daylight in January of this year. Four bike-borne shooters had fired several rounds at Prem Paswan, who was traveling with a friend to inspect a property. His friend had also sustained injuries in the shootout that took place at Mahuli Village in Patna.

The police sources said that Paswan had sustained multiple bullet injuries, while his friend was also injured in the incident. Paswan was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead. The Parsa Bazar Police in Patna, Bihar, had registered a murder case against the culprits and had been on the lookout for the suspects since January.

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