MUMBAI: A woman police officer escaped a bid on her life days after she had foiled a bid to hack into a bank account of Tata Sons. Seven men were nabbed from Nalasopara last Monday for allegedly trying to siphon off Rs 200 crore from the company’s bank account, the police said.
Two unidentified men on a bike fired at the car of assistant inspector Siddhawa Jaybhaye of the Palghar crime branch on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway near Virar on Saturday night.
The officer was on her way to Palghar along with a constable when the firing took place. Around 8.45 pm, Jaybhaye halted the car when the two masked men wearing black jackets and riding on a ‘Pulsar’ motorbike fired a round in the direction of her vehicle. The bullet hit the bonnet. The bike-borne duo fled in the direction of Palghar.
The police said they are examining footage from closed circuit television cameras around the spot on the highway to get leads on the shooters. The two-wheeler from which the bullet was fired did not have any registration number.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered at Virar police station.
Soon after the firing incident, the police held nakabandis on the highway. Two-wheeler riders were flagged down and their documents checked.