Four more held for attacking MLA
Kingpin behind shoot-out in police custody, Bharat Singh still critical
Four more persons were arrested for the armed attack on Najafgarh MLA Bharat Singh and his relative Dharampal at Dichaon Kalan village at Najafgarh in south-east Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
Police had earlier arrested four persons who attacked the MLA, within 12 hours of the incident.
Uday Veer, 40, Ravinder and Satish, both around 25 years and residents of Jharoda Kalan, were arrested in the capital on Tuesday, said additional deputy commissioner of police (special cell) Sanjeev
Late on Monday evening, the fourth accused Naveen was also arrested in Jharoda Kalan by south-east district police, said an official.
Uday Veer was the kingpin behind that attack on Najafgarh MLA Bharat Singh, Delhi unit chief of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), on June 2 around 8:30 am. Bharat Singh is still critical.
The incident took place when Bharat Singh, was about to enter his office at Dichaon Kalan village.
His uncle Dharampal was also shot at when he tried to intervene after the Najafgarh MLA ran inside his office.
Eyewitnesses said six to eight miscreants later fled from the spot on two motorcycles and a Maruti Swift car.
Bharat Singh’s elder brother Kishen Pahalwan is a Municipal Corporation of Delhi councilor from Najafgarh ward and is allegedly involved in several criminal cases.
Uday Veer had personal rivalry with Kishen Pahalwan after his father was shot dead eight years ago.
Uday Veer provided financial and arms support to the main attacker – Vikas Dagar alias Vicky, 28, of Jharoda Kalan, who was arrested along with three other people within 24 hours.
Ravinder and Satish were part of the group which went to attack the MLA.
Police on Sunday arrested Vikas Dagar and his three accomplices – Virender Sehrawat, 23, of Deenpur village, and Kuldeep Mittal and Sumeet Singh, 28, of Jharoda Kalan.
“Bharat Singh had summoned two of Vikas’ relatives to his office at Dichaon Kalan after a committee floated by them went defunct last year. He had also allegedly humilated them, which was not liked by Vikas and his family members,” said a police officer.
Vikas had told police that his aunt and her husband, residents of Haryana’s Bahadurgarh city, had floated a fund in which each member had paid-up capital of Rs 50 lakh.
Some of the members later decamped with the paid up capital due to which the fund got defunct.
Enmity between Vikas and Bharat Singh started after a member’s paid-up capital of Rs 50 lakh was not returned by the husband-wife duo and he approached Bharat for help in getting the money refunded, said the officer.
In June 2011, Bharat summoned the couple to his office and directed them to pay up the money after humiliating them.
“This was not liked by Vikas and his family members. Vikas also claimed that he had assaulted Bharat when he came to his village in June 2011, but this matter was not reported to us by Bharat,” said the officer.
Subsequently, Vikas came to know that Bharat and his supporters may target him and as a pre-emptive move, he decided to hit back.