Delhi: Man held for killing witness in Bharat Singh murder case

Vikramjit Singh, DCP (outer district), Saturday confirmed the arrest of Aditya Shokeen from Azamgarh, but declined to divulge details.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | Delhi | Published:March 13, 2016 1:52 am

Police have arrested a man wanted for the killing of a key witness in the murder case of former MLA Bharat Singh.

Vikramjit Singh, DCP (outer district), Saturday confirmed the arrest of Aditya Shokeen from Azamgarh, but declined to divulge details.

Shokeen is a nephew of jailed gangster Udayveer Kala, said a source. “There was enmity between the Udayveer group and Singh.

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Udayveer is the key conspirator in the murder of the former MLA,” added the source.

“Shokeen was arrested a few days ago from a hotel in Azamgarh,” said the source. Shokeen’s arrest comes a few months after police arrested his 19-year-old girlfriend, Aisha, in connection with the murder of Vipin, the key witness in Singh’s murder case.

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