A special team constituted by superintendent police Satender Gupta has arrested five assailants on the charge of murdering Hisar zila parishad member Ishwar Bagla (44) on the night of December 22 at Adampur, about 40 km from here.
Suspects Ajay and Arun alias Minia were arrested from Hisar railway station, while Pradeep, Ravi alias Bablu and Sahil Khan were arrested from Sirsa railway station, said a police spokesman on Sunday.
All the suspects, who hail from Adampur, were produced before the duty magistrate who remanded them to police custody for three days.
The body of Ishwar Bagla was found near a park along the rail track in Mandi Adampur. On coming to know of the murder, hundreds of Adampur residents had blocked the Hisar-Sirsa track for about four hours on December 23. Traders and shopkeepers had observed a two-day strike and also gheraoed Adampur police station.
A case under Section 302 (murder) and other sections of the IPC was registered against the suspects at Adampur police station on December 23.