4 detained in BSP leader killing

4 detained in BSP leader killing

Police on Wednesday recovered from Haryana the car used by the killers of local BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj in his farmhouse here and picked up four men who are suspected to have provided illegal arms to the assailants.

About a dozen people were also questioned in connection with the murder of the 62-year-old politician and police were investigating whether any contract killers from Haryana’s Sonepat is involved.

The Skoda car in which the assailants had come is suspected to have bore a fake registration number.

Police recovered the car from Haryana earlier in the day. They also picked up four men who were suspected to have provided firearms to the trio who murdered Bhardwaj.

A senior police official said they were also talking to Bhardwaj’s wife, who was staying separately, and his sons to ascertain about a property dispute and whether he had any enemies. The official said they have questioned about a dozen people in connection with the murder.

CCTV footage

Police had on Tuesday released the CCTV footage of the attackers at the Nitesh Kunj farmhouse where the incident took place.

Investigators suspect the attackers were from Sonepat, going by the way in which the operation was carried out. Bharadwaj, the richest candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls with declared assets of over Rs 600 crore, was fired upon from point blank range by three men who fled after the incident.

He was gunned down by the trio who entered his farmhouse in Rajokri at 8:55 am on the pretext of booking the place for a marriage, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said.

He had suffered bullet injuries on his chest and back and slumped bleeding heavily. He was rushed to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital near Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi where he succumbed to the injuries.

Additional Commissioner of Police Ajay Chaudhary said the case will be solved soon.
Meanwhile, the post mortem of Bhardwaj was conducted on Wednesday and two bullets were removed from his chest and head.

Police sources said the suspected killers abandoned the Skoda car and used another car to escape.