Fatorda: Goa Police on Sunday arrested five men in Kolhapur (Maharashtra) in connection with the assault on a gangster that was reported last week in the coastal state.
Anwar Shaikh was assaulted at Fatorda on February 16 by a rival gang.
Superintendent of Police (South) Pankaj Kumar Singh told reporters that five men who were involved in attacking the gangster were arrested at Kolhapur on Sunday and were brought to Goa.
The arrested accused involves Imran Bepari, a history sheeter, who was in the news last year after his house at St Cruz near Panaji was attacked by a rival gang.
Four others including Vijay Karbotkar, Sudhan D’Costa, Harshavardhan Saval, and Mahinder Tanawade were also arrested at Kolhapur along with Bepari, Singh said.
He said that the further investigation into the case is on.