Three arrested for murder of ghee trader in Samalkha

Three arrested for murder of ghee trader in Samalkha

Three accused arrested by the CIA-1 unit of the district police in Panipat on Thursday.

Tribune News Service

Panipat, January 13

The police have claimed to solve the blind murder mystery of ghee trader Rajkumar Mittal, alias Raju of Samalkha, today and arrested three accused allegedly for their involvement in the murder and looting of cash from the trader.

One among 4 was friend of trader’s son

Vansh, one among the four accused, was friends with the son of the deceased ghee trader and he knew about Rajkumar’s routine that he used to go alone after collecting money daily in the evening, the SP said. He made a plan with his three associates Prashant, Deepak and Anshul to loot the cash bag from him.

Rs1 lakh reward on their arrest

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shashank Kumar Sawan had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on their arrest.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shashank Kumar Sawan had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on their arrest. Ghee trader Rajkumar (45) was shot dead on January 4 in Samalkha.

SP Sawan at a press conference held here today said the accused arrested had been identified as Prashant of Panchvati Colony, Vansh, alias Vishu, of Mata Puli Road and Anshul of Shastri Colony of Samalkha town while the main accused Deepak, alias Kuku, of Atta village in Samalkha is on the run so far.

Following a tip off, the CIA-1 team headed by Inspector Rajpal arrested the three accused from near Pawati village on Wednesday, he added.

Vansh, one among the four accused, was friends with the son of the deceased ghee trader and he knew about Rajkumar’s routine that he used to go alone after collecting money daily in the evening, the SP said. He made a plan with his three associates Prashant, Deepak and Anshul to loot the cash bag from him.

After that Prashant and Deepak had come to loot the trader on Tuesday evening on a motorcycle, but when he opposed them, Deepak fired at him and ran away after snatching his cash bag, the SP added.

The three accused were produced before the court on Thursday and the court has sent them on five-day police remand, the SP maintained.

Deepak has a criminal record as he was wanted in a double murder case at the Gohana Sadar police station for allegedly murdering two persons in Bhainswal Kalan village in October last year, the SP asserted. Notably, the SP has already announced a reward of Rs One lakh for getting information about the accused.

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