Deputy Superintendent of Police Deu Banaulikar said the main suspect, who awarded contract to Azruddin Sheikh to throw an acid bulb on Brian Fernandes, is yet to be arrested. Fernandes was attacked when he was traveling in his car here on August 6.
Banaulikar said Sheikh’s accomplice was still absconding and he holds the key about who gave the actual contract. “Prima facie, we have information that a Margao-based person hired Sheikh and another accused to execute the contract but we cannot arrest him till the absconding accused, who is a link between Sheikh and the prime suspect,” is arrested,” he said.
Fernandes, a well known Tiatrist who recently produced a CD of Konkani song, had a miraculous escape when the acid bulb was flung on him. The DSP said the accused were tracking Fernandes for almost five days before they actually threw acid on him.