NAVI MUMBAI: Rabale police arrested three men on Monday for the murder of civil contractor Pravin Tayade (35), who was shot in broad daylight in Ghansoli on June 4. Jayesh Patil (37) and Satish Dora (22) were caught in Kharghar with two loaded pistols used in the crime. They led the police to Devendra Mali (22).
DCP (zone 1) Pankaj Dahane said key accused Patil planned the murder, due to business rivalry between him and Tayade. They argued over supplying materials to construction sites. The car the three escaped in was found on June 6.
Dahane said, “On June 4, Dora waited in an auto on Gavdei Road, Patil and Mali waited in the car. When Tayade came on a scooter with friend Dattaray Jogdand, Dora shot a round at Tayade. The bullet hit his head. As Dora tried to run, Jogdand ran after him. Patil rammed the car into Jogdand, Mali got off the car and fired a round at Tayade, got into the car and the three fled.”