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3 arrested for property dealer’s murder in Kichha

With the arrest of two sharpshooters from Uttar Pradesh, police claim to have solved the mystery behind the murder of a property dealer at Kichha tehsil in Udham Singh Nagar district early this month

dehradun Updated: May 22, 2018 22:20 IST
Mohan Rajput
Mohan Rajput
Hindustan Times, Rudrapur
Uttarakhand News
Sameer Ahmed, a property dealer and resident of Ward 6 in Kichha, was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants in broad daylight on May 3.(File/AFP)

With the arrest of two sharpshooters from Uttar Pradesh, police claim to have solved the mystery behind the murder of a property dealer at Kichha tehsil in Udham Singh Nagar district early this month.

The police have also recovered two country-made weapons and the bike used in the crime, said Sadanand Date the senior superintendent of police (SSP) of US Nagar at a press conference on Tuesday.

The arrested persons were identified as Sukhdev Singh of Madnapur in Shahjahanpur district and Angrez Singh of Kataai Mill of Baheri in Bareilly district.

Later, on the basis of information provided by the two, the police also arrested the main conspirator, Jaswinder Singh, a resident Omaxe Colony under Pantnagar police station area, the SSP said.

Now, the police are on lookout for three more accused in the murder including Jaswinder’s son, Randeep Singh, he added.

Sameer Ahmed, a property dealer and resident of Ward 6 in Kichha, was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants in broad daylight on May 3.

The victim’s brother, Mohmed Khalid, had named four people in the case, but investigation revealed that they had nothing to do with this crime, the SSP said.

“As the investigation progressed, police teams were sent to different places in UP. On a tip-off, on Monday the two bike-borne miscreants were nabbed from Kurreya road at Chakoni village under Kichha police station,” he said.

“During interrogation they revealed that they committed the crime at the behest of Gurcharan Singh alias Bunty of Matkhera Bilaspur in Rampur. All three were hired by Prasannjeet Sandhu of Kundeshwari in Kashipur for Rs 3 lakhs,” he added.

Date said that Jaswinder and his son were the victim’s partners in property business. “They wanted to eliminate Sameer and grab a property. So, they hired Shukdev and Angrez through Prasannjeet and Gurcharan,” he added.

Randeep, Prasannjeet and Gurcharan are on the run. All miscreants have criminal history, the police officer said.

First Published: May 22, 2018 22:20 IST