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French gangster breaks out of prison in a helicopter

PARIS: A gangster who was previously France’s most wanted man has escaped from his Paris prison in a helicopter. Heavily armed men helped Redoine Faid escape the jail in Reau in the daring jailbreak on Sunday. The escape lasted a matter of minutes, with three accomplices flying away from the area along with 46-year-old Faid, sources said. It is believed the Belgium-registered helicopter had been hijacked prior to the daring escape attempt. A police manhunt has since been launched across the entire Paris region – with…

Notorious gangster threatens to kill Salman Khan in Jodhpur

MUMBAI: A Punjab-based gangster hurled open threats to Bollywood star Salman Khan, warning that he would kill him in Jodhpur, but Khan seems to be fearless in the wake of threats. Khan is back to work again after the shoot of his ‘Race 3’ was stopped abruptly by the Mumbai police following death threats issued to the actor from gangster Lawrence Bishnoi with regard to the Blackbuck case, Salman is back to business. The gangster had earlier triggered panic in Jodhpur after his hitmen killed an electronic businessman…

Biopic on Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli not a ‘clean-up job,’ says director

NEW DELHI: When Ashim Ahluwalia was asked to direct “Daddy”, a film based on the life of one of Mumbai’s most feared gangsters, he was clear about two things – it would not be a “clean-up job” and he would do it on his own terms and not the way Bollywood usually treats mobster films. Ahluwalia’s 2012 film “Miss Lovely” was an entry at the Cannes Film Festival, but he hasn’t made any other film since then. He was at first reluctant when actor Arjun Rampal asked him to consider making a biopic on Arun Gawli, a one-time…

Gangster, accused of murdering six, arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Police arrested a Lyari gangster said to be involved in the killing of six people, ARY News reported on Monday. According to details, Mowachh Goth Police nabbed Farooq alias Farhan Dada in a raid. The suspect is accused of killing six people. He is said to be a member of a gang war group. An unidentified suspect was also arrested in an injured condition after a police encounter in North Nazimabad. Meanwhile, Shah Latif Investigation Police rescued an abducted child and arrested her kidnapper. SSP…

Karachi: Imposters pretending to be Rangers officials arrested

KARACHI: Police arrested two men pretending to be Rangers officials for collecting extortion money from New Karachi area of the metropolis on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The two imposters used to collect extortion from civilians while posing as personnel of the para-military agency, officials said. They were rounded up during a police raid in New Karachi. Police said that a vehicle, Rangers uniforms and false identification cards were recovered from the arrested men. Moreover, a gangster named Bilal alias Bhaiyya…

Gangster shot dead, 19 held in encounter with Karachi police

KARACHI: Police gunned down a Lyari gangster in an encounter which took place at Karachi's Mauripur Road, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to Police, the gangster was killed in an alleged scuffle with the law enforcement agencies. Police also claimed to have recovered weapons and hand grenades from the slain criminal. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies nabbed 19 people in raids across Karachi. Rangers arrested two persons affiliated with a political party in a raid at Shah Faisal Colony. They were shifted to…

Karachi: Rangers shot dead gangster in Lyari

KARACHI: Rangers gunned down a gangster at Karachi's Lyari area on Thursday morning, ARY News reported. The para-military force personnel shot dead a member of a gang in an encounter in Singoo Lane area of Lyari. The law enforcers recovered weapons and hand grenades from the slain criminal's accomplices, who were also arrested in the raid. Armed men opened fire at Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in North Karachi during a raid at a hideout of a banned group. Five terrorists were arrested and large cache of…