Cops let Pahadi go earlier also!
IT IS not for the first time that the Lucknow police ?favoured? hardcore criminal Sachin Pahadi in a sensational murder case. Sachin Pahadi executed a contract killing in Talkatora area. But, he killed a wrong man who happened to be a sub-inspector (S-I). As the local police failed to trace the real killer, they sent the neighbour of the deceased to jail in the case.india Updated: Mar 31, 2006 00:17 IST
IT IS not for the first time that the Lucknow police ‘favoured’ hardcore criminal Sachin Pahadi in a sensational murder case.
Sachin Pahadi executed a contract killing in Talkatora area. But, he killed a wrong man who happened to be a sub-inspector (S-I). As the local police failed to trace the real killer, they sent the neighbour of the deceased to jail in the case.
The revelation was made by none other than Sunny Rawat, the co-accused-turned-shooter in Mehar Bhargava case. Rawat said one Lalli Sonkar of Kaiserbagh had given contract of Rs 75,000 to Sachin to eliminate Fakkad Baba at Sapna Colony, Rajajipuram. Though Sachin was told about the target, yet he shot dead Baba’s neighbour and SI Awadhesh Pratap Singh Bhadauria on January 21.
The then station officer (SO) of Talkatora police station BR Yadav did not probe the case properly. He arrested Bhadauria’s neighbour Fakkad Baba framing him in the case as a main accused. Revealing the fact before mediapersons, Sunny said Sachin had taken him in the operation. Sunny said Sachin had roped him in for a hefty sum merely for accompanying on the job.
Sunny further revealed that Lalli Sonkar had a land dispute with Fakkad Baba for which Sonkar had given contract to Sachin. But, the latter shot the sub-inspector following a mistaken identity.
Sources revealed that had the Talkatora police probed the case properly Sachin would have been brought to book then only. Following revelation Sunny Rawat, SP (East) Rakesh Pradhan said that action would be initiated against the erring cops and the police would help innocent Baba’s release from the jail soon.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Sonkar community members staged a strong protest at the Kaiserbagh crossing against SSP Ashutosh Pandey’s statement about the community sheltering Sachin Pahadi in the area. The agitators blocked the crossing throwing busy traffic on Aminabad, La Touche Road and Cantonment Road out of gear.
The protest continued for over two hours. Senior cops had a tough time pacifying the mob, as they were demanding apology from the SSP over the wrong statement. The agitation ended only after the senior cops explained that the SSP had referred only a few persons and not the entire community for sheltering the accused.
First Published: Mar 31, 2006 00:17 IST