Ghaziabad: Five arrested in TV journalist's attack case
Ghaziabad: In a major breakthrough in TV journalist Anuj Chaudhary's attack case, the Ghaziabad police on Monday arrested five persons including a sharp shooter following a gun battle. The sharp shooter and station house officer of Sihani Gate police station sustained bullet injuries in the incident and they have been admitted to the hospital, said police.
Police said that on Monday afternoon they arrested four named accused of the case and following their tip-off during interrogation, police raided their hideouts to arrest the sharp shooter and contract killer of the case.
"We got the information that other accused persons of the case are hiding in Loni area of Ghaziabad, following which the police conducted raids. The two criminals travelling on the motorcycle were intercepted by police near village Ator Nagla but they opened fire on police instead of stopping.
In retaliatory firing, one of the criminals sustained bullet injuries and the other criminal somehow flew from the spot taking advantage of the darkness. Meanwhile, SHO Sihani Gate also sustained bullet injuries in the incident," said Vaibhav Krishna, Superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.
According to the police, the accused who were arrested on Monday afternoon are Vishal Chaudhary, Yogendra, Bobby and Vikas. Later Rohit Yadav was arrested by police following the gun battle.
Police said that the conspiracy of murder of the TV Journalist Anuj Chaudhary was planned by imprisoned former councilor Shekhar Chaudhary over 25-year-old enmity.
"The murder was planned by Shekhar Chaudhary who is presently in Dasna jail. Shekhar hired Rohit Yadav (sharp shooter) for the crime and promised him Rs 7 lakhs to kill Anuj.
Shekhar conspired Anuj's murder after he could not tolerate the defeat of his daughter-in-law in the election of councilor of Nagar Nigam in which Nishi Chaudhary, Anuj's wife, had won.