Political Feud, Cheating Case Under Spotlight In Probe Into Sena UBT Leader's Murder
The Facebook live was an initiative for patching up Mauris and Ghosalkar, however it ended in the former Thackeray camp leader's death
The Mumbai Police's Crime Branch has taken charge of the investigation into the murder of former Shiv Sena (UBT) corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar. Ghosalkar was shot by notorious criminal Mauris Noronha in Mumbai's IC colony following a personal dispute. No arrests have been made in connection with the case so far. One person, identified as Mehul, was detained in connection with the killing.
Abhishek Ghosalkar, son of Thackeray faction leader Vinod Ghosalkar, was shot by Mauris during a Facebook live session. The incident resulted in Ghosalkar sustaining four gunshot wounds, and Mauris later took his own life. Police found a pistol and a live cartridge in Mauris' office.
The Crime Branch's investigation will explore various aspects, including how Noronha obtained the weapon, potential influences of alcohol, and questioning individuals present during the shooting. The feud between Mauris and Ghosalkar had reportedly lasted for three years, stemming from political differences. Mauris, known as "Mauris Bhai," gained local popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic due to social work but faced opposition from Ghosalkar regarding his electoral aspirations.
The MHB Colony police initially registered the case, with senior police officials visiting the crime scene. The Mumbai Crime Branch took over the case, focusing on unraveling the circumstances surrounding the murder.