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Two held in Tasawar murder case

Police raided four houses & held seven for carrying out an armed robbery. Tasawar was shot dead after he tried to stop the robbery.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2004 16:45 IST
UK Bureau
UK Bureau

Two persons were arrested by the Bradford police in connection with the killing of 36-year-old car valet, Tasawar Hussain, about 12 days ago.

The police initially said they were being questioned and an extension for 12 hours for them to be kept in police custody was secured.

The latest report was that one person was being held on suspicion of murder while the other had been released onpolice bail. The arrests were made late Friday evening after the police squads raided four houses and arrested seven people on suspicion of carrying out an armed robbery.

Tasawar Hussain had been hailed a hero by the police and the people. He was passing by Madina Travel Agency in his friend Azram Hussain’s BMW when he spotted a man trying to snatch a cash box from a Securicor guard.

He and his friend gave chase to the robber when the latter jumped into a Sunny Nissan and fled. About 400 meters away, when the Nissan stopped, Hussain stepped out of his car to get a clear view of its number plate.

It was then the alleged robber got out and shot Hussain point blank in his chest with a hand gun.

The whole town mourned his death and the police promised to catch the killers as early as possible.

Over 40 officers were put on the case and all the CCTV video cameras were bing studied. Airports were notified too. The devastated wife, three months pregnant, had appealed for helping catch the man who took the life of "the shining star" in her life.

Madina Travl Agency also announced cash reward for anyone helping in the arrest of killers.

The police have not as yet released the identity of the arrested persons.

One officer said identifying the persons at this stage will jeopradise framing of charges, if any, against them.

First Published: Jan 16, 2004 16:45 IST