The Delhi Police on Wednesday detained six people, including the owner of a prominent hotel in New Delhi area, in connection with the murder of a 57-year-old lawyer in southeast Delhi.
Police sources said that apart from the hotel owner, his personal security officer and a group of contract killers were detained for allegedly murdering MM Khan on Monday evening in Jamia Nagar area.
Khan was an assistant legal advisor with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
“He (Khan) was shot dead inside his car near his residence in Jamia Nagar. His car was intercepted by motorcycle-borne assailants, who shot at him from a close range,” said police.
The detained hotel owner was allegedly pressurising Khan to waive off the penalty on his hotel worth hundreds of crore of rupees due to NDMC, police said.
“We are still questioning the suspects… As per the statement of the family members, Khan had received several threat calls over the past few days,” police said.
A high ranking official said that while Khan’s phone has been recovered, call data was being analysed for further leads in the case.