Ghaziabad: Sharpshooter who fired 20 rounds to ensure Gurjar’s death held
“Bobby is a sharpshooter and has five cases of attempt to murder and others against him in Ghaziabad and Delhi.”Updated: Jul 15, 2017 21:33 IST
The Ghaziabad police said they arrested a 30-year-old sharpshooter on Saturday who was among half a dozen men who gunned down a parking lot manager and also severely injured his driver while they were travelling in an SUV on Hindon canal road on July 12.
The police arrested Bobby, a resident of Ghazipur in east Delhi, in connection with the incident and said that he had used two magazines and fired more than 20 shots from a pistol, which was also recovered from his possession.
Mintu Gurjar, a 30-year-old wrestler, and his driver Nagendra were travelling in an SUV to Ghazipur after a court hearing in Ghaziabad. Their vehicle was intercepted on Hindon canal road near Vasundhara and they were fired upon.
“Bobby is a sharpshooter and has five cases of attempt to murder and others against him in Ghaziabad and Delhi. He fired nearly 20 rounds during the incident. Three unused cartridges were also recovered from his possession. His intention was to kill the man as he fired from close range,” Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city), said.
“According to the post-mortem examination reports, the victim sustained 25 entry/exit wounds due to shots being fired from close range. Only a single bullet was lodged in his body,” Tomar said.
The victim worked as a parking lot manager at a hospital in east Delhi and had a rivalry with another group over the issue of parking contract, the police said. The parking lot is managed by one Manoj, who also at the spot in a Swift car behind Gurjar’s SUV.
The police said that they had a longstanding rivalry with one Dharamveer Sethi. The police said that they have identified five others in connection with the incident and several teams were working to track the suspects.
Manoj had lodged an FIR into the incident and named six persons on bikes who opened fire on Gurjar.
First Published: Jul 15, 2017 21:33 IST