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Mumbai double murder: Police probe role of sixth suspect

In a new twist to the double murder case of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani, the role of a sixth suspect is being probed even as fresh leads suggest that the prime accused Vidyadhar Rajbhar, who is on run, is preparing himself to surrender before police, a senior officer said on Wednesday.

Police have so far arrested Azad Rajhbhar, Pradeep Rajhbhar, Vijay Rajhbhar and Shivkumar Rajbhar alias ‘Sadhu’ in the case, while Vidyadhar is on the run.

Meanwhile, Sadhu, formally placed under arrest on Wednesday, was remanded in police custody till December 22 by a magistrate court here.

According to the officer attached to Crime Branch, the probable role of another person is coming to light in the crime. However, he refused to divulge details.

The officer said police had picked up Vidyadhar’s trail and are tracking him by putting his mobile phone under surveillance.

The officer said that Vidyadhar, a resident of suburban Kandivli, told his neighbour that he had killed Hema and Bhambhani over some financial dispute as the artist had owed him Rs 5 lakh and he was in debt.
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