Murder of Gajendra Bhati: Former Cong MLA surrenders before court
Ghaziabad: Accused in the murder case of a BJP leader, former Congress MLA Amar Pal Sharma surrendered in a Judicial Magistrate court in Ghaziabad on Tuesday, said police.
Sharma also trimmed his mustache apparently to hide his identity and successfully surrendered before the court amid heavy presence of police who failed to nab him even after making every possible effort.
Several supporters of Sharma also led a protest outside the court after he gave up himself.
"The court has ordered judicial custody for him and he has been sent to Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad," said H N Singh, superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.
BJP leader Gajendra Bhati was gunned down by two armed assailants in Khoda locality bordering Delhi on September 2. His another accomplice, a local worker of BJP party was also injured in the incident. Following which police registered a case and arrested Narendra Gurjar, alias Fauji as a prime suspect in the case on September 11. He told police that Sharma had hired him to kill Bhati due to political rivalry. Since then police conducted raids at several suspected locations to nab Shrama but failed.
Earlier, Sharma had also denied of all the allegations and refused to have been involved in the murder of Bhati but based on the interrogation of the arrested sharp shooter police procured non-bailable warrants against him. Also a bounty of Rs 25,000 was announced on the former MLA. Police had also obtained a court order to attach his assests.
Sharma represented Sahibabad constituency in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly and was a member of Bahujan Samaj Party. Earlier this year, he joined Congress after getting expelled from the party.