Indore police on Tuesday arrested four accused in connection with the murder of advocate Yogesh Garg on last Wednesday in Mhow. The reason of the killing was a land dispute, as per police officials.
Police said Garg had filed a petition on the land deals of Mangilal Thakur, the prime accused, who was facing many legal problems due to Garg and had decided to eliminate him.
On Wednesday night, Garg was walking towards his car parked in front of Lakhsminarayan temple, Mhow, when a black Pulsar motorcycle stopped near him and the person riding pillion fired two bullets on him. Garg was first rushed to a private hospital near Mhow, and then taken to Gokuldas Hospital in Indore, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police have recovered the murder weapon and also seized a motorbike (MP09 QF 6306), a Maruti swift car (MP09 CN 9073) and a Mahindra Bolero (MP09 CN 9920) used in the murder.
The arrested accused include Vikas Chauhan (resident of Indira Gandhi colony, Mhow), Savan Khode (resident of Telikhedi Mhow), Mangilal Thakur (resident of Sanskriti Paradise Colony) and Suresh Kumar (resident of Pigdambar area of Kishanganj).
Police have produced the accused in court and obtained their remand for further interrogation.
“More arrests could follow after the quizzing of the arrested accused,” said Additional SP (Mhow) Arvind Tiwari.
Indore police have formed an eleven-member team to solve the murder and had retrieved some CCTV footages near the murder spot and zeroed in on a few suspects standing near a motorbike. Police then detained Suresh who confessed to the crime and revealed the name of other accused in the case.
Meanwhile, accused Mangilal Thakur said Garg was interfering in his land deals and asking money and a30% partnership in his land deals. Thakur added that he had given Rs 55 lakh earlier but Garg kept on filing petitions.
Mangilal is a listed criminal and land mafia of Mhow with more than 15 cases registered against him. He was earlier booked twice under sections of murder including a double murder.