Delhi Police arrest two from Punjab on charges of planning activist's murder

They were promised Rs 10 lakh for the hit job, say police

New Delhi, February 27

Delhi Police said they arrested two people from Punjab on charges of planning to murder an activist, Delhi Police said on Saturday,

Deputy Commissioner of Police for Southwest Delhi Devender Arya said Sukhvinder Singh, 25, and Lakhan, 21, were arrested in RK Puram on Saturday. Police said that the two had been hired to kill the activist, Sushil Pandit, by a man the officer identified as “Prince” from Faridkot. The two were to be paid Rs 10 lakh for the hit job, the officer said,    

Police have booked the two for abetting an offence punishable with death or life term (Section 115) under the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

Police found two pistols, country-made guns, and four live bullets, the DCP said, adding that the gun was the kind manufactured in Pakistan.

— Agencies

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