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Toll plaza murder: 14-day custody for 2

india Updated: Sep 30, 2011 01:09 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

The district court on Thursday sent two persons, including the main accused, in the murder of a toll plaza staff on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway to 14 days judicial custody.

The main accused Vijay Veer and his accomplish Manjeet Singh have been sent to judicial custody after police failed to produce in the court the weapon which was used in the killing of toll attendant Umeshkant Pandey.

The police had arrested both of them after Vijay Veer allegedly shod dead the 22-year-old toll attendant on September 23.

Though the police recovered a country-made pistol from Manjeet Singh' s residence in Shikohpur village, they said the gun was not used in the crime. The pistol has been sent to the forensic lab in Madhuban.

Police have booked Vijay Veer's younger brother Himesh and his bother-in-law Vijay for destroying the gun used by the accused.

"We have booked Himesh and Vijay for destroying the crucial evidence under the IPC section 102, and 201. They both are absconding and we will arrest them soon," said Maheshwar Dayal, deputy commissioner of police, east.

The accused has confessed during interrogation that he has committed the crime and handed over his pistol to his younger brother and brother in law. But when police went to trace them, both fled, said a police official.

"We came to knowthat Vijay Veer got the advice to destroy the weapon from one of his cousin Dev who has been lodged in Bhondsi jail", said the official.

"We are doing our best efforts to recover the weapon," he added.