Puttur: Adbul Aseer (21), believed to be the one of the accused in the case of a shootout at Rajadhani Jewellers last year, has been sent to judicial custody, after being produced in a court on Apr 2. It will be in force up to Monday, when the police are expected seek his custody for further investigations.
Aseer had been in jail in Kerala some time ago. It was there that he came into contact with the notorious don, ‘Kalia’ Rafiq. The latter is said to have struck a deal with Aseer while being behind bars, regarding a plot to execute a shootout at Rajadhani Jewellers. Aseer has reportedly told the police that there was no intention to kill anyone but he was told only to fire so that a strong message of threat would be sent to the target who had refused to toe the line and pay up the extortion money.
Rafiq and another don, ‘Kali’ Yogish, are said to be associates, according to police sources.