Yadav was hired by Shekhar for Rs 7 lakh to kill the scribe. He was given a part payment of Rs 5 lakh.
Ghaziabad: The Kavi Nagar police on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly ferried attackers in his vehicle after they shot at and injured television journalist Anuj Chaudhary earlier this month at Razapur village here, the police said.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Vaibhav Krishna said the accused, identified as Babloo Kumar, was arrested following a tip-off.
The SSP said that Kumar was nabbed as he alighted from a car on a service road near the Shastri Nagar petrol pump. This is the sixth arrest in this case.
Kumar is said to be a close associate of Shekhar Chaudhary, the alleged mastermind presently lodged at the Dasna jail, who hatched a conspiracy to eliminate scribe the journalist, he said.
Earlier this week, the police had arrested Vishal Chaudhary, Yogendra alias Tunda, Bobby and Vikas in the case.
Also, alleged sharpshooter Rohit Yadav was arrested by Sihani Gate police after an encounter in Ataur Nangla village of on Monday night, while his accomplice had managed to escape.
During the gunfight, Yadav sustained bullet injuries in his leg, while Sihani Gate station house officer Vinod Pandey received wounds on his left arm. Both were rushed a private hospital for treatment.
It is alleged that Yadav was hired by Shekhar for Rs 7 lakh to kill the journalist and a part payment of Rs 5 lakh was made to him.
The police had recovered four illegal country-made pistols of different bores and 10 live cartridges from their possession. The looted licensed pistol of the scribe was also recovered from their possession.
The enmity dates back to 2003, when Moosa alias Sensor, the elder brother of the scribe, and his partner Pirthvi were allegedly shot dead by Chaudhary over a land dispute. FIRs were registered against him at the Kavi Nagar police station in both cases, police said.
Now the old enmity has again surfaced between Chaudhary and the scribe in the wake of the civic polls this year.