The investigators probing the Mianwali Nagar triple murder case, in which a Delhi Police ASI, a local criminal and his associate were shot dead, have spread their net in Haryana and Western UP on Wednesday in a bid to identify the assailants.
The development came after the police did not find any substantial leads inthe case after questioning several localities. The police had initially formed ten teams and had questioned around 40 people.
The official case file was transferred to the Special Cell — the anti-terror unit of the Delhi Police on Tuesday. The investigators have nowclaimed that despite the fact that close relatives of the deceased criminal Bhupendra alias Monu Dariyapur and prime accused Sonu were questioned, no substantial breakthrough has been made.
The teams probing the case had also questioned national shooter Amit Goel's uncle. Goel was arrested hours before the triple murder by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Monday.
The meeting between Monu and Goel's uncle was soon after the latter's arrest in which they talked about the shooter's involvement in the arms trafficking racket.
The investigators were curious of an arms trafficking angle, however, the sleuths from Special Cell have not divulged in anything about the probe into Goel's connection.
The police had earlier made a list of all local criminals, local associates of Sonu and Monu but drew a blank. With no substantial progress, the investigators will now be probing the involvement of contract killers.
The crime scene was studied and the cops tried to ascertain the manner of the attack.
Widening their net across western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, the investigators are hoping that they might get specific inputs regarding the movement of armed men. Current list of criminals on parole, bail and the recently released criminals in western UP and Haryana has been made.
However, the main area of interest remains the same, Sonu Dariyapur.
His associates and family members have so far not given any substantial information to the police and is at large.
Sonu had been sentenced for his involvement in an attempt to kill Monu in 2006. He was arrested and later managed to jump parole in 2009. He has been missing ever since.
"Usually in cases involving criminals from Outer Delhi, Rohini and south-west Delhi, they do not venture out of the capital.
When most wanted gangsters Manjeet Mahal and Nafe were arrested, they were found hiding in their area of operation. In Sonu's case, he may have left the capital but to supervise his extortion racket he may have also been in Delhi, days before the murder," said a police source.