Dispute over Rs 15 lakh in a property deal the cause of the murder: police
In a breakthrough, police arrested two persons involved in the murder of a property dealer within twenty four hours of the crime on Tuesday. The police claimed that the property dealer had been bumped off in connection with a land dispute with his partners. Notably, the bullet- ridden body of the property dealer, Jai Karan Rautela had been found near a primary school of Shuklapur in Basant Vihar police station area on Monday. The deceased was the maternal cousin of Kotwali police station in- charge S S Negi.
Addressing the media persons, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dehradun Nivedita Kukreti said that in view of the sensitivity of the crime, she had directed the SP city Sweta Chaubey to constitute a team to nab the culprits. On investigation, the police team found that the deceased was having a dispute with his partners- Purnanand Godiyal alias Bablu and Surjeet Singh- in a property deal. On Tuesday, the police arrested the duo on a tip- off, SSP said. “On interrogation, Godiyal told the police that Rautela, Surjeet and he were partners in the business of property. He further said that the dispute with Rautela had occurred on sale of a property in which he was showing reluctance to pay an amount of Rs 15 lakh to him. As per Godiyal, on March 17, he, Rautela and Surjeet drank alcohol at a snooker point after which the trio went a place near the power house. Meanwhile, an altercation between Godiyal and Rautela occurred on payment of Rs 15 lakh after which Godiyal shot Rautela with a pistol he had purchased four months ago from Muzaffarnagar district.”
The police has recovered the weapon used in the murder and slapped a case of murder on the accused. The police team was led by SP city Sweta Chaubey, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Shekar Suyal, SOG in- charge Aishwarya Pal, in-charge of Basant Vihar police station Hemant Khanduri, in- charge of Ranipokhari police station P D Bhatt and sub- inspector Basant Vihar police station Sunil Negi.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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