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Allahabad law student’s murder: Role of accused TTE in another murder being probed

SSP Akash Kulhary said the role of Vijay Shankar Singh – prime accused in the killing of law student Dilip Saroj – was being scanned in the Sant Gyaneshwar murder case of 2006.

lucknow Updated: Feb 13, 2018 13:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
Allahabad,Law student murder,Law and order
Grabs from a video clipping show the murderous assault on the youth near a restaurant in Katra area of Allahabad.

SSP Akash Kulhary on Monday said the role of Vijay Shankar Singh – prime accused in the killing of law student Dilip Saroj – was being scanned in the Sant Gyaneshwar murder case of 2006.

“An unidentified travelling ticket examiner (TTE) was among the accused booked under Section 120 B of the IPC for conspiring the shootout. His name was, however, dropped from the case later,” Kulhary said.

Sant Gyaneshwar aka Sadanand Tiwari and seven of his disciples, including four women, were peppered with bullets in Handia area of Allahabad in 2006.

“Former MLA Sonu Singh was named the prime accused in the shootout and Vijay’s connections with him are being scanned,” the SSP said.

“After the arrest of waiter Munna Singh Chauhan in Dilip murder case, the police arrested two more accused, Gyan Prakash Awasthi and Ramdeen Maurya, who were seen attacking Dilip in the video footage. The two accused were arrested in different raids in Katra area on Monday,” he said.

Kulhary said Vijay and Ramdeen had come to the restaurant in an SUV which was driven by Gyan Prakash. “At the restaurant, they had an argument with Dilip and his friends which led to a clash. Vijay and his aides dragged Dilip out of the hospital and attacked him with rods and bricks,” he said.

The SSP said the SUV belonged to a railway contractor Vikram Singh, an associate of Gyan Prakash. “The vehicle has been seized by the police,” he said.

“During interrogation, Ramdeen informed the police that he works as a domestic help at Vijay Shankar’s rented house in Mumfordganj area of Allahabad. Vijay Shankar is posted as a TTE in Ghazipur district and used to visit his family every week,” Kulhary said.

He said the police had received clues regarding Vijay’s whereabouts and he would be arrested soon.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 13:43 IST