Puri: Five persons were arrested today from a hotel in Odisha’s Puri district in connection with an attempt to murder of a businessman in Kolkata.
Sources said Kolkata police with the help of their local counterparts nabbed the five from a hotel located on Marine Drive road near Baliapanda in the pilgrim city.
The accused have been identified as Faizul Haque Sagar (31), Mirajul Haque Sagar (29), Mohammed Arman (25), Sheikh Shahenshah (29) and Azad Alam (19).
The five youths had allegedly hatched a plan to eliminate a prominent Kolkata-based businessman Parvez Ahmed. On August 22, the anti-socials shot at Pervez in Park Circus area on Monday night. However, he along with another person escaped bid on life with bullet injuries, police sources said.
While Parvez suffered three bullet injuries, his friend Haidar Ahmed also got as many bullet shots on his body.
The duo was rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital from where they were later shifted to a private hospital in Alipore.
Beniapukur police had collected CCTV footage to identify the culprits. They were absconding after the incident.
On the other hand, the five arrested persons were produced before District and Sessions Judge court here owing which they will be taken on transit remand to Kolkata.