Three arrested for journalist's murder in Gujarat

Three persons were today arrested  in connection with the murder of a journalist at a newspaper  office in Gujarat\'s Junagadh district with a police probe  finding that dispute over money led to the crime. 

Published: 24th August 2016 01:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2016 01:33 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Three persons were today arrested  in connection with the murder of a journalist at a newspaper  office in Gujarat's Junagadh district with a police probe  finding that dispute over money led to the crime. 

Kishore Dave (53), the bureau chief of Gujarati daily  'Jai Hind-Sanjh Samachar', published from Rajkot, was stabbed  to death by sharp weapons at the newspaper's office in Vanjari  chowk area of Junagadh on Monday night. 

"We have arrested three persons involved in the murder  of journalist Kishore Dave. 

"From investigation, it was revealed that Dave was a  partner in transport business with the accused, and was  murdered due to disputes arising out of payment of money,"  Junagadh B-division police inspector M M Makwana said. 

The arrested persons have been identified as - Firoz  Kasambhai Hala, Sanjay Rama Rathod and Arif Alam Saiyed. 

Dave was involved in transport business along with the  three accused since about last five years, Makwana said. 

"They had purchased a mini bus and Dave had to make  payment in that connection, and was murdered after he failed  to make the payment," he said. 

Following the murder, separate teams of local police,  local crime branch, and special operations group were formed  to crack the case.  They also took the help of a CCTV camera footage in which  the murderers were apparently seen riding two motorcycles  towards Dave's office, which assisted in solving the case,  police said.

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