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Cops track down clues to Bakra murder case

Police checked records and ascertained the gun bearing number and its manufactured date, reports Zorawar Singh Jamwal.

india Updated: Nov 28, 2006 20:09 IST

Though the prime accused are still at large, investigating police team achieved a major breakthrough in tracking down how exactly the 12 bore gun with its barrel cut reached in the hands of the culprits involved in the sensational murder of underworld don Sanjay Gupta alias Bakra.

"One of the investigating police teams on late Monday night got a breakthrough in tracing out the middleman through who whom the gun reached in the hands of Rajesh Dogra alias Mohan gang," well placed sources disclosed to Hindustan Times further informing that "the middleman rounded up in that connection has been identified as Tinu resident of village Swankhaa, 15 kms from Jammu on the Jammu-Kathua national highway."

"The investigating police team checked the records and ascertained that gun bearing number 14185-92 was manufactured in 1992 and was purchased by the then top gangster Kishore Vaid alias Kishora of Jullaka Mohalla here in the old city area in the year 1993," revealed sources further adding that "as Kishora-involved in the sensational murder of Swaran Singh Rissam alias Puppy Financer-was eliminated by Jammu police in an encounter at Circular Road here in 1995, the gun was later transferred in the name of his wife."

"Tinu was working in famous Peer Kho Temple-situated on Circular Road here. A year ago, there was a controversy pertaining to the claims of separate groups of Mahants over the seat of Mahant of Peer Kho, following the death of main Mahant. At that time some criminal groups too have joined the separate groups as supporters," revealed sources further indicating that "some how the gun in question too reached at the temple premises by one of the groups of criminals.
From there, Tinu managed to steal the gun and handed over the same to a criminal-whose name has been kept secretive by the investigating police team."

"The criminal in question further handed over the gun to members of Mohan gang that used the same in the murder of Sanjay Gupta alias Bakra," sources informed adding that "but the police are still to ascertain if the gun was stolen from the house of Kishora or not and who brought the same to the temple premises.

Meanwhile, police raids continued on Tuesday during which at least 10 more suspects having criminal background were picked for questioning to get clue of the hideouts of Mohan gang.

First Published: Nov 28, 2006 20:09 IST