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Rohini court murder: Juvenile, two others nabbed, no case of mistaken identity

delhi Updated: Nov 17, 2017 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The shooter, Abdul Khan, who managed to smuggle in a gun despite security, was arrested from the spot. He had told the police that he was hired to execute the murder. (HT FILE)


Delhi Police remained tight lipped about the motive behind Monday’s shooting in Rohini Court which claimed the life of an undertrial. The police had on Friday anoounced that three other people were involved in the conspiracy.

DCP (Rohini) Rishi Pal on Friday said that they had arrested two more men and apprehended a minor in connection with the murder of undertrial Vinod at Rohini Court earlier this week. The recent arrest takes the total number of accused nabbed to four, with prime suspect, Abdul Khan – the man who pulled the trigger-- having already surrendered after the murder.

The two people arrested on Friday were Praveer Chahar and Vikram Sehrawat.

Pal said police were not yet sure why they wanted to kill Vinod. He, however, clarified that the target was indeed Vinod and there was no question of a mistaken identity.

While sources had earlier maintained that the killing to be a fallout of a gang rivalry in which Khan was contracted to kill a rival of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana and mistakenly shot Vinod dead, the DCP’s statement seemed to clarify that wasn’t the case.

“It was Vinod’s picture which was shown to Khan. According to their plan, Vikram, Abdul Khan and the juvenile reached Rohini court in a car. On the way, they consumed some intoxicating tablets and syrup. The photograph of Vinod was shown to Khan and he was tasked to carry out the hit,” said Pal.

Despite repeated requests, Pal did not clarify what history Vinod shared with the men held for his murder. The press statement issued by Pal highlighted their previous criminal involvements but skirted any association with Vinod.

“Praveen Chahar is a resident of Mundka and has two previous criminal cases against him. The cases pertain to the year 2015 and 2010 regarding hurt and restraining and assault on public servants while on duty. Accused Vikram Sehrawat, a resident of Bawana, also has two previous involvements of carjacking. The third accused who is juvenile has also been involved in heinous cases previously,” said the statement.

Pal added that Chahar provided shelter to the accused Vikram Sehrawat and the delinquent juvenile. They lured the accused Abdul Khan into committing the crime and planned the murder.


First Published: Nov 17, 2017 11:25 IST