2 Shiv Sena men shot dead: NCP MLA among four held
Mumbai: Ahmednagar Police on Sunday arrested four people, including NCP MLA Sangram Jagtap and a suspected shooter, in connection with the killing of a local Shiv Sena leader and a party supporter yesterday, police said.
Two motorcycle-borne assailants had last evening shot dead Sanjay Kotkar (35) and Vasant Thube (40) in Shahunagar area of Kedgaon, hours after the result of a civic bypoll in the area was announced.
"We have arrested NCP MLA Sangram Jagtap (33), Balasaheb Kotkar (59), Sandeep Gunjal (28), and Bhanudas Kotkar (44) for the murder of two local Sena leaders," said an officer. Of the four accused, Gunjal, who police suspect is a shooter, had surrendered himself in Parner police station with the weapon allegedly used in the crime, he said.
Gujnal told the police that he committed the crime out of old rivalry and there is no political link to the killings, the officer said. All the accused were today produced before local court, which sent them to police custody till April 12.
Police have booked the MLA on charge of hatching a criminal conspiracy. Meanwhile, supporters of Jagtap allegedly vandalised the office of Ahmednagar superintendent of police after he was held in connection with the killings. Bhingar Camp police arrested at least 22 people for ransacking the SP's office while 31 others are on the run, said a local police official.