BSP leader murder: Police issue lookout notices
Posted on: 01:20 AM IST Apr 01, 2013
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday issued lookout notices against two suspected shooters who murdered a local BSP leader in his farmhouse on Tuesday, even as it detained a person whom investigators believe drove the car used by the assailants. Police sources said they have issued Look Out Circulars (LOC) to nab the alleged shooters -- Purushottam and Sunil. LOCs, which have details like photographs of wanted persons, are issued to Immigration officials at airports to ensure that no criminals escape via air.
Deepak Bhardwaj, the local BSP leader who was the richest candidate in 2009 Lok Sabha polls, was shot dead inside his farmhouse in south Delhi's Rajokri on March 26 by three men who came in a Skoda car. The sources said they have detained a man, who they suspect was behind the wheels of the car in which the shooters escaped. "We are investigating the matter. We are questioning several people," a senior police official said.
Police have questioned Bhardwaj's wife Ramesh Kumari and sons and his staff in the past few days, with investigators saying that property or money was the reason for the murder. Investigators are also looking into the role of an insider who might have tipped off the killers about the movement of Bhardwaj and the topography of the farmhouse. Around 40 employees were inside the around 25 acre farmhouse at the time of the incident. However, the two Personal Security Officers were not with Bhardwaj or inside the farmhouse at the time of the incident.