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UP: STF nabs sharpshooter for MNS leader’s murder in Thane | Lucknow News – Times of India

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LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (UP STF) on Saturday arrested a sharpshooter, Irfan Sonu, in reference to the homicide of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) functionary Jameel Ahmad who was shot lifeless in Thane district of Maharashtra on November 23, 2020.
Additional director normal (ADG), Special Task Force (STF), Amitabh Yash, mentioned Irfan instructed police that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Najibullah had employed him to get rid of Ahmad.
Both Najibullah and Osama are on the run.
Irfan, who initially hails from Gorakhpur, was arrested on Saturday from a spot close to Kathauta Jheel in Gomtinagar, Lucknow.
“We are still tracing other people involved in the murder. Irfan has been handed over to a crime branch team of Thane police,” the ADG added.
Narrating the sequence of occasions on November 2020, inspector, STF, Satyaprakash, who nabbed Irfan, mentioned: “On the fateful day, Irfan and Osama reached a mosque in Rabodi area of Thane. As soon as Jameel stepped out of the mosque and started his motorcycle, Osama and Irfan followed him. After coming close to Jameel’s vehicle, Irfan, who was riding the pillion, shot him.”
“With the help of CCTV footage, Thane police identified the motorcycle used in the crime and arrested its owner Shahid. After committing the murder, Irfan stayed in Gorakhpur, other parts of UP and also in Nepal. He was arrested while he was planning to flee after taking money from an aide in Lucknow,” Satyaprakash added.
During interrogation, Irfan mentioned he had used a country-made pistol to shoot Jameel and gave it to Osama after committing the crime.
According to STF, Jameel was an RTI activist and had filed some instances towards Najibullah in reference to a property in Thane.

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