After groping in the dark for six days about the motive behind the sensational murder of BSP leader-cum-billionaire real estate tycoon Deepak Bhardwaj, the south district police have allegedly detained a man suspected to be involved in the incident.
Sources said the apprehended man was allegedly driving the Skoda Laura car in which the two absconding contract killers—Purushottam and Sunil— had arrived at Bhardwaj’s farmhouse in south Delhi’s Rajokri on Tuesday morning.
The movement of the two killers and the Skoda Laura car was captured in the CCTV installed at the entrance of the farmhouse.
Though there was no official confirmation about the alleged detention, sources said the suspect was picked up from a house in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Sunday morning by a team of special staff of south district police.
The suspect has been identified as Amit and his detention came following the interrogation of Rakesh, owner of the Skoda car, who is in the custody of south Delhi police since March 27.
Amit, a resident of outer Delhi, is said to be a driver by profession. While the physical description of the two absconding killers were captured in the CCTV footage, the driver’s face could not be seen as he did not come out of the car. Neither Rakesh nor Amit was arrested till Sunday night, sources said.
“Investigators have to confront him with corroborative evidence before confirming his involvement or booking him in the case,” an officer said adding the family members of Bhardwaj are still being questioned to get to the perpetrators.