4 arrested for attacking whistle-blower in city
Four accused, including two UP- based contract killers, have been arrested in connection with an attempt to murder ‘whistle-blower’ Chetan Prakash Sharma in which his pet dog was killed by the assailants in April, police said today.
Sharma, a ‘whistle-blower’ credited with several sting operations against alleged corrupt policemen, was shot and injured by bike-borne assailants while taking his dog out for a stroll on the night of April 25 in Vishwas Park area of Dabri in <g data-gr-id="20">south west</g> Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by the then Home Minister Satyendra Jain and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti had visited Sharma and assured him of security and fair trial in the case. The accused contract killers — Mohammad Zafar and Rahul — were arrested by a team of Crime Branch from Uttam Nagar Metro station on October 2 evening, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Ravindra Yadav, said.
Upon interrogation, police also arrested two more accused — a builder Naveen Dagar from Gulab Bagh in Nawada and Arun Kumar from DTC depot in Piragarhi, Yadav said.
The Motorcycle used in <g data-gr-id="25">attack</g> on Sharma and two sophisticated pistols, including one used in the attack, as well as 24 live cartridges have been recovered from the accused, he said.
The builder, Naveen Dagar, had hatched the conspiracy to kill Sharma and gave a job to the accused contract killers and a close associate of the victim, Arun, paying them Rs 20 lakh, he said.
Earlier, in February 2014, Sharma <g data-gr-id="21">alongwith</g> his four accomplices had attacked Naveen Dagar at his office in Vishwas Park in which he had received multiple injuries, including a <g data-gr-id="22">gun shot</g> injury on his thigh. An FIR was registered in connection with the attack at Dabri police station, the officer added.