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BSP leader's murder: One held by Delhi Police

March 31, 2013 19:47 IST

Delhi Police have reportedly detained one suspect in connection with the recent murder of business tycoon and former politician Deepak Bharadwaj.

Bharadwaj, one of India's richest politicians, was gunned down by three unknown car-borne assailants at his farmhouse in Delhi on Tuesday.

Bharadwaj, who unsuccessfully contested the 2009 general elections on a Bahujan Samaj Party ticket, had declared assets worth Rs 600 crore.

The attackers had entered his farmhouse Nitish Kunj, located near the Delhi-Gurgaon border, had a chat with 62-year-old Bharadwaj, before firing at him at around 9.15 a.m.

He was declared brought dead at the hospital.

Bhardwaj was engaged in the businesses of real estate, hotels and education.

Delhi Police revealed earlier this week that at least a dozen people have been questioned in connection with Bharadwaj’s murder.

They said that they were probing the possibility of contract killers being hired from Sonepat, Haryana, to eliminate Bharadwaj.

Delhi Police also claimed to have located the car that was used by the two assailants to escape.

The Skoda car was picked up from Jind, Haryana late on Tuesday night.

Police then said that they had also identified the three shooters, saying they belong to Khera village in the Pooth Khurd area of northwest Delhi, which is near the Delhi-Haryana border.

Several teams of the Special Task Force have been conducting raids in different places to nab them.

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