Former corporator Ashok Sawant killed in Kandivali

Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai

Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death in Mumbai. Image Courtesy ANI Twitter

The suspects, who were reportedly caught with the help of CCTV footage from a nearby camera, were nabbed by the police on Monday afternoon.

Police have arrested at least two persons in connection with the murder of late Sena leader Ashok Sawant on Sunday. Soon after the news spread, over 500 supporters and well-wishers of the former Samata Nagar corporator reached the hospital to pay their respects to the 62-year-old. Pawar may have brought the gang together and asked Dodhia to arrange for a vehicle while orchestrating the murder, said the police.

According to police sources, dispute over a Dahisar-based SRA project may have led to Sawant's murder. Read Also Kalburgi's wife demands SC supervision of probe While the motive of the killings is still unknown, a report in TOI said that Sawant, who had entered the cable television business a few years ago, began receiving extortion calls days before he was killed. Around 1.30 am, we took his body for a postmortem to Bhagwati Hospital.

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The police said that accused on the run are the attackers and the weapon is yet to be recovered. Sawant was returning home on a bike with one of his relatives, when he was stabbed. The police investigation is underway.

An FIR has been filed under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code at the Samata Nagar police station, reported India Today. Sawant is the brother of assistant police commissioner Subhash Sawant and a 2-time corporator.

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