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Greater Noida: Three Ghaziabad-based ‘contract killers’ held, arms seized

According to the Gautam Budh Nagar police, the trio killed the father of a Ghaziabad village headman for Rs3 lakh

noida Updated: Jul 30, 2017 23:46 IST
Hindustan Times
Greater Noida,Ghaziabad,crime
The police recovered two stolen motorcycles, of which they changed the registration numbers and used them in crimes.

The Gautam Budh Nagar police said they nabbed three Ghaziabad-based contract killers from Devla village of Greater Noida. The police confiscated two countrymade pistols, three cartridges, illegal knives and stolen motorcycles from the possession of the accused.

According to the police, the trio was involved in the murder of Brijeshewar Tyagi, the father of the headman of Nauraspur village in Ghaziabad. The assailants allegedly shot dead Tyagi in March.

The police said that they had agreed to eliminate Brijeshwar Tyagi and his son Lalit Tyagi for Rs5 lakh.

Following Tyagi’s death, Ghaziabad’s senior superintendent of police, in the first week of April, suspended the entire staff of Mandola police post. The station house officer and sub-inspector of Tronica City police station were attached to police lines for laxity in duty.

“These three men killed Brijeshwar Tyagi for which they received Rs3 lakh from Deepak Tyagi, with whom Brijeshwar had a rivalry. The village headman of Nauraspur village, Lalit Tyagi, was also a target, but they could not eliminate him,” Manish Saxena, the station house officer of Surajpur police station, said.

The police arrested the trio on Saturday evening from Devla village along with two stolen motorcycles, which they had allegedly used in several crimes.

The criminals were identified as Anil alias Paina, Pradeep Baisoya and Arun alias Banki, all Ghaziabad residents. They have many cases registered against them in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts.

Saxena said, “Anil is a history-sheeter from Pachara village of Ghaziabad. He has 24 cases registered against him in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar since 2013, including murder, extortion, and robbery. Pradeep has six cases against him and has been taking part in criminal activities since 2015. Arun is a resident of Chirodi village in Loni, and is the newest member of this group. He has three cases against him.”

The police said the two motorcycles were stolen in March and May. The criminals had changed registration plates of the vehicles and used them in crimes, the police said.

“We have seized two countrymade weapons, three cartridges and three knives and live ammunition from their possession,” the police officer said.

The trio was produced before the district court in Surajpur and sent to judicial custody. Questioning could reveal more names in connection with Brijeshwar Tyagi’s murder and other crimes, Saxena said.

First Published: Jul 30, 2017 23:46 IST