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Sniper who fired six rounds at Rakesh Roshan in 2000 gets arrested: Reports

Hrithik Roshan’s father, a veteran actor and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan was allegedly attacked by a sharpshooter outside his Santacruz office in Mumbai back in January 2000. As per reports, the snipper had fired six rounds, out of which two bullets had hit Rakesh Roshan. Now as per the latest developments, a sharpshooter by name Sunil V Gaikwad, who was involved in the attack on the 71-year-old veteran actor, has recently been arrested by the police in Thane city after he jumped parole. The accused was arrested in Kalwa, Thane last night that is on Friday.

Sunil V Gaikwad’s arrest came after the Central Crime Unit received a tip-off that Gaikwad is coming to the Parsik Circle area after which, as per the senior inspector Anil Honrao, his team laid a trap and caught him.

“The accused has 11 cases of murder and seven cases of attempt to murder registered against him. One of these includes an attempt on Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan’s life in 2000,” the senior inspector said.

“Gaikwad had been sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case and was lodged at Nashik central jail. However, he came out on 28-day parole on 26 June this year,” the official further stated. “He was expected to return to jail after completion of the parole period. However, he did not do so. He was hiding till his arrest last night,” Anil added.

On the work front, Rakesh Roshan is all set to bring the fourth instalment of his superhero franchise ‘Krrish’ starring his son Hrithik Roshan in the lead.

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