On 02.11.2015, two unidentified assailants came on a motor cycle at the office of Shirish Bengali at Surya Printing Press, near Mira Traders, Bharuch and fired two rounds from their weapon one on Shirish Bengali and another on Pragnesh Mistry and later fled from the scene. Both Shirish Bengali and Pragnesh Mistry died due to bullet injuries sustained in the firing. Initially the case was investigated by City Police Station, Bharuch under IPC, Arms Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Gujarat Police Act. During investigation, eleven accused person were arrested by Gujarat Police. Interrogation of the arrested accused persons revealed a larger conspiracy by them to kill selected people of a section of people to strike terror in the minds of the common people. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, handed over the investigation of said case to National Investigation Agency. Accordingly, NIA re-registered a case against accused persons on 05.12.2015.
2. Arrested accused persons during examination, revealed about involvement in the crime of one Nasirkhan Pathan s/o Moharram Ali Khan Pathan, aged 35 years, resident of 1/4062, Juna Darbar, Lakkad Court, Opp Kamalshah Bavati Dargah, Nanpura, Surat Gujarat who had allegedly handed over weapons and ammunitions to one Inayat S/o Ayub Patel at NIA Hqrs 15th Dec., 2015 Surat in October, 2015. Subsequently, these weapons are alleged to have been used by the arrested accused in the above said crime.
3. NIA team has today (15.12.2015) arrested Nasirkhan Pathan from Bharuch, Gujarat.