Muthoot finance dacoity bid

2 confess to Bengal councillors’ murder

2 confess to Bengal councillors’ murder

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 22

In a startling revelation by the two suspects nabbed in the ongoing probe in the Muthoot Finance dacoity bid for gold worth Rs15 crore, they have confessed to their involvement in the murder of BJP councillor Manish Shukla at Titagarh, near Kolkata (West Bengal).

Giving more information the Ludhiana Commissioner of Police (CP), Rakesh Agrawal, confirmed that on Thursday three suspects identified as Roshan Kumar Tatya, Sujit Kumar, and Sourab Kumar of Bihar were nabbed in the Rs15 crore gold dacoity bid.

Reward announced on remaining suspects

Three remaining suspects Varun, alias Bittu, Nirantak, alias Sushil, alias Suraj, alias Rakesh, and Vikas Singh, alias Alok, and Pawan Singh are still at large. The police today announced a cash reward of Rs25,000 for any person, who would inform about whereabouts of the suspects. The information can be given at the Ludhiana police control room number 7837018500. The three suspects, who escaped from the spot, are notorious criminals of Bihar. They are also wanted in many cases of loot, extortion and murder in Bihar, Delhi, West Bengal and Orissa. Vikas Singh is the same person, who absconded from the Patna police custody in Delhi in December 2019. He has many cases of extortion, murder and dacoity registered against him and is wanted by the police of various states.

During interrogation, two of the suspects, Roshan and Sujit, confessed that they were also involved in the killing of BJP councillor in West Bengal in October this year, the CP added.

“Roshan and Sujit confessed that they along with one of their aide Varun, alias Bittu, of Bihar were hired by someone to kill the BJP leader. Varun is also one of the suspects in the Muthoot Finance case, who is yet to be arrested by the police,” the CP said.

Asked about the contract amount suspects got for killing the BJP councillor, the CP said they had yet to reveal money taken for the purpose.

The West Bengal police had been informed about the development and they may come to Ludhiana to take these two suspects on a production warrant, the CP added.

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