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Sarpanch held for Jhajjar massacre of 3 undertrials

After the bloody shootout in Jhajjar district on Saturday evening, when three undertrials were killed and four policemen were injured, security persons arrested a village sarpanch on Sunday.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 12, 2012 00:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A day after a shoot-out at Duleena village in Jhajjar district in which three undertrials were killed and four policemen were seriously injured, police on Sunday arrested Karor village sarpanch Rajesh and Anil Chippi, head of the Chippi gang, in this connection.

Rohtak range IG Alok Mittal told HT that the police have interrogated Anil Chippi, who had a rivalry with the Bhagwan gang for the last 10 years at Karor village.

After the shootout, one of the assailants talked to Anil Chippi, who was in jail, and said they have killed Shri Bhagwan and Dilbag, the IG said. On the police’s insistence, the Jhajjar jail officials went to the barrack of Anil Chippi and recovered three SIM cards and one mobile from him. A case was registered against him.

Anil Chippi and Karor sarpanch Rajesh had allegedly hatched the conspiracy to kill undertrials. Rajesh provided financial aid to those who killed brothers Shri Bhagwan and Dilbagh. On the basis of Anil’s statement, the police arrested Rajesh, who also had a rivalry with the slain brothers. Rajesh will be produced in a local court on Monday, the IG said.

The police have taken remand of Anil Chippi, who was lodged in Jhajjar Jail after taking production warrant from the court. Anil has revealed the names many criminals belonging to Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjar and Gurgoan to police, who might have been involved in the shootout.

The police have set up joint teams from four districts to probe the matter, Mittal said, adding that the Delhi police have also been tipped about the shootout and subsequent developments.

The Jhajjar police were taking “hardcore criminals” Shri Bhagwan, Dilbag, Anil, Ranbeer, Fauji and Naseeb Singh to Bhondsi jail after a hearing at the Rohtak sessions court in the Fauji Dhaba murder case on Saturday when the shootout took place.

Brothers Shri Bhagwan, Dilbag and Anil died on the spot, while Ranbeer and Naseeb were seriously injured.

First Published: Mar 11, 2012 19:37 IST