Dewas firing case: Legislator's son yet to be arrested

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dewas
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015 16:27 IST

The main accused in the Dewas farmer’s murder case which occurred on March 18 is yet to be arrested.

The special investigation team (SIT), working on the case, had claimed that the main accused, a BJP MLA's son, along with others will be arrested but till now he is still absconding.

25- year-old Pratap Lodhi was allegedly shot at by Dewas BJP MLA Tukoji Rao Paur’s son Vikram Rao Puar and his accomplices at Raghogarh village under Barotha police station of Dewas.

Vikram and his accomplices were earlier booked under sections of murder.

Police have registered cross FIR against both the parties and arrested five accused in this connection but the rest are yet to be arrested.

"We are collecting evidences and have identified the other accused in the case. Arrest will take place soon," said Rajesh Raghuvanshi, an SIT member and ASP with Dewas police.

As per Vikram's supporters, the villagers pelted stones at junior Puar and his supporters, following which some of them were injured.

Total ten farmers of the Lodhi community were booked under section 147, 148, 149, 307, 294, 323 and 506 of IPC.

The members of Lodhi community alleged that police have not helped them in the case and were trying to mount pressure on them.

The Lodhi community has also alleged the sitting MLA has used his power arbitrarily to lodge a cross complaint against them.

The community had also alleged that two policemen were there at the spot but they had done nothing to save the farmer.

Villagers also disclosed the name of the two policemen — Rajesh Gaharwar and Madan Yadav — both posted at Double chowki, a small checkpost under Barotha police station, who accompanied the BJP MLA's son.

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