‘Political Feud’ Behind Murder? Mumbai Crime Branch Takes Over Probe of Team Thackery Leader’s Killing sattaex.com

Mauris Noronha (L) shot Abhishek Ghosalkar (R) in the abdomen and shoulder. (Image: Screengrab/X)

The Facebook live was an initiative for patching up Mauris and Ghosalkar, however it ended in the former Thackeray camp leader’s death

Mumbai Police’s Crime branch on Friday took over the investigation of former Shiv Sena (UBT) corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar’s murder. Ghosalkar was shot by an infamous criminal Mauris Noronha in Mumbai’s IC colony over some personal dispute.

So far no detentions or arrests have been made in connection with the case. However, police found a pistol and a live cartridge from Mauris’ office.

Abhishek — son of Thackeray faction leader Vinod Ghosalkar — was shot thrice by Mauris when the two were live on Facebook.

Later, Mauris shot himself dead too, officials said.


Mauris and Ghosalkar were apparently in a political feud for the last three years.

Mauris, popularly known as “Mauris Bhai”, had emerged as a local hero during the Covid-19 pandemic due to his social work. Seeing his popularity, Mauris wished to contest the elections, however, Ghosalkar was against this wish because his wife was the corporator from that constituency.

Additionally, Mauris suspected Ghosalkar’s hand in his recent arrest in a cheating case, due to which he had to spend 90 days in jail.

Their mutual friends were trying to resolve their conflict in a bid to patch up Ghosalkar and Mauris. The Facebook live was an initiative for the patch up, however it ended up with Mauris shooting at Ghosalkar.

A video of the incident, which took place at Mauris Noronha’s office in Borivali (West), showed Ghosalkar being shot in the abdomen and shoulder.

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