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Five arrested for BJP leader's murder

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have arrested five persons, including two women, in connection with the murder case of a BJP leader which happened in Dasna area of Ghaziabad on Saturday night. Cops said that the murder was committed in order to take revenge.

50-years-old BJP's zonal head Dr Balbir Singh Tomar, who ran a nursing home in Dasna area, was shot dead by four assailants when he was returning home. Police have earlier arrested two persons Shahrukh (22) and Tehseem, both natives of Dasna area after a gun battle on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Both the accused carried a reward of Rs 25, 000 each on their head.

Cops said that among the five arrested persons identified as Abdul Rahman, Aabid, Samman, natives of Masuri area in Ghaziabad have been arrested for providing a shelter to the accused when they were trying to evade arrest. Two other accused identified as Sultana and Ruksana, were found to have been involved in plotting the crime.

"During sustained interrogations, it came to light that the murder was planned after the deceased supported the boy along with whom a girl from accused's family went missing on July 4. Girl's father Harun, who is in jail had come on parole, a few days before incident and the family together plotted conspiracy to murder Tomar," a senior police officer said.

"Harun had directed his son Aman to commit the crime in order to take revenge. Aman involved his cousin Salman and two other friends to do a recee before committing the crime. The four accused murdered Tomar while he was going home after closing his nursing home on Saturday night" the police officer said. Meanwhile, police are yet to arrest the main accused persons Aman and Salman in the incident.

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