|2004-12-09||Ashok Advani spends night with robbers|
The arrested publisher of the Business India group and former director of Jai Hind Co-operative Bank Ashok Advani (59) had robbery and murder suspects for company in his first floor lock-up at the general crime branch, Crawford Market, yesterday.
Incidentally, he was lodged in the same cell that Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Bharat Shah, Papu Kalani, Surya Rao (former Mayor of Bhiwandi) had spent time in at one time or another.
|2004-12-04|| Dons in a new role|
The three mafia dons who were recently elected members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Mumbai. Their constituencies are located in the three corners of Mumbai - Arun Gawli's in central Mumbai, Hitendra Thakur's in the northwestern suburbs and Pappu Kalani's in the northeastern townships.
Before 1992, they were affiliated to different wings of the Dawood Ibrahim gang. Then Gawli and Thakur broke away. Kalani remains loyal to Dawood, Mumbai's most notorious gangster. All the three started their careers in the mid-1980s and profited from extortion and real estate. Now the violence and killings within Mumbai's mafia have subsided.