2 arrested in BSP leader murder case

Published: 02nd April 2013 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2013 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

Two suspected killers of local BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj were arrested on Monday amid high drama when they came to surrender with one of them being caught before he could enter a court here.

A police team arrested accused Purushottam Rana, outside the Patiala House courts complex while another accused Sunil Mann managed to escape.

Bharadwaj, having declared assets of more than `600 crore, was one of the richest candidates to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

He was shot dead on March 26 at his farmhouse in south Delhi’s Rajokri by three people who came there on the pretext of booking it for a marriage.

The police has also questioned Bharadwaj’s wife Ramesh Kumari, his sons, staff and acquaintances in connection with his murder. The police is trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

At Patiala House court complex, Mann managed to enter Metropolitan Magistrate Prashant Sharma’s court to surrender, but the judge refused to hear the matter and directed the Delhi Police Crime Branch officials, who had reached there after getting a tip-off, to take the accused out of the court room.


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