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Councillor’s husband arrested for murder

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 18, 2017, 3:33 am IST
Updated : Jan 18, 2017, 6:35 am IST

Court proceedings had earlier been initiated to declare him a ‘proclaimed offender’ to the amputation of a minor girl’s hand.

Tomar’s wife, Anju Gupta, is a sitting councillor of MCD from Uttam Nagar area. (Representational image)
 Tomar’s wife, Anju Gupta, is a sitting councillor of MCD from Uttam Nagar area. (Representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi police crime branch arrested the husband of a municipal councillor in connection with the murder of a property dealer in Uttam Nagar of southwest Delhi in November last year, the police said on Tuesday. Court proceedings had earlier been initiated to declare him a “proclaimed offender” in the murder case, said Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (crime). An unlicensed pistol of 7.65 bore and two live cartridges were recovered from his possession, said the official.

The accused, identified as Ashish Tomar (29), was arrested by a team of crime branch from near Dwarka Sector 14 Metro station last week. Court proceedings had earlier been initiated to declare him a “proclaimed offender” in the murder case, said the joint commissioner of police.

 

“Tomar disclosed that he, along with his gang members Punit, Praveen, Henry, Sushil and Sombir, had hatched a conspiracy to murder property dealer Bijender in a land dispute. On November 8, Punit and Sombir shot dead Bijender near his house,” said the official.

Punit was arrested by the crime branch in November, 2016. He disclosed that the he had “handed over the weapon” used in Bijender’s murder to Tomar, he said.

Tomar’s wife, Anju Gupta, is a sitting councillor of MCD from Uttam Nagar area (Mohan Garden ward). He had joined the notorious gang of Manjit Mahal and is a close associate of dreaded criminal Nafe Singh,” he said. He was allegedly running a land-grabbing racket in the garb of property dealing business in the area, the police said.

 

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