A convict in the 2013 Shakti Mills gangrap case in Mumbai and his partner were arrested on Wednesday for stabbing and injuring a man here on account of drugs, a police official said.
Officials from the Crime Directorate arrested Akash Jadhav (25), the convict of gangrap, and his assistant Ankit Arun Naik (25) from Dombivali in the nearby town of Thane, the official said.
Jadhav was a minor when he was arrested along with four other people for raping a photojournalist at the abandoned premises of the late Shakti Mills in central Mumbai in August 2013.
He was then sentenced by the Juvenile Justice Council here and spent two years in a correctional center before being released.
The latest case against Jadhav concerns the attack on a man in the outskirts of Bandra on February 27, the police official said.
The victim was stabbed with a knife by Jadhav and Naik, leaving him seriously injured, he said.
Jadhav’s aide demanded mephedrone from the injured man, which led to a scuffle between the trio and later the assault, the official said.
The injured man is being treated at a municipal hospital in Sion, he said.
A violation of Articles 326 of IPC (willfully causing serious injury by weapons or dangerous means) and 34 (acts committed by several persons in pursuit of a common intention) was recorded at the Bandra Police Station.
Acting on specific inputs, detectives from Unit-9 of the Mumbai Criminal Branch tracked down the duo and arrested them on Wednesday evening, the official said.
Since his release from detention, Jadhav has been involved in criminal activity and has also formed his own gang, he said.
Jadhav and Naik will be brought to court on Thursday, the official said.