PATNA: Four years after the murder of Ranveer Sena founder Brahmeshwar Singh alias Mukhiya, the prime accused in the case, Nand Gopal Pandey alias Fauji, was arrested from Jamui district on Wednesday.
Singh was killed on June 1, 2012 at Ara in Bhojpur district, about 50km from Patna. Soon after the incident, locals had blamed then Janata Dal(United) MLA Narendra Pandey alias Sunil Pandey for the murder and indulged in large-scale violence at Ara and Patna.
Jamui superintendent of police (SP) Jayant Kant said a team of Bhojpur police arrested Fauji, who was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head after his name cropped in the Mukhiya murder case. The police team hopes that Fauji will divulge some vital information related to the Mukhiya’s murder.
The state government has handed over the investigation of case to the CBI.
Earlier, on the direction of then director general of police (DGP) Abhayanand, a special investigation team (SIT) was formed under then Sahabad range DIG Ajitabh Kumar to solve the case within a month.
First Published: Jun 10, 2016 10:31 IST