The arrest of two persons for their alleged links to an illegal arms supply racket,which was busted recently,has helped the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) to crack a six-month-old case of murder of a police constables son.
DCB officials today said that Atul Yadav and Vijay Sakya,arrested on Wednesday,revealed during their interrogation that they had recently sold a pistol to Shaktisinh Chudasama and Dinesh alias Dev Shukla (both already arrested) who killed Dastagir Saiyed,son of Gandhinagar police constable Mushtaq Ali Saiyed,on January 8.
The body of Dastagir (26) was found on January 12 in his fiancees Maruti Zen car that he took to pick her up from her workplace at Dev Arc Mall in Ahmedabad.
Jt Commissioner of Police (Crime) A K Sharma said,Shakti and Dinesh wanted to loot a jewellery shop in Rajkot for which they wanted a car. The duo found Dastagir waiting for his fiancee in her car near Dev Arc Mall and decided to grab it.
He added that the duo forced Dastagir at gunpoint to drive outside Ahmedabad. They killed him midway. They wanted to loot a shop in Rajkot but did not want to drive further with a dead body. So they dumped the body and the car on the Multhava road near Than district and fled, said Sharma,adding that later the duo decided not to rob the shop in Rajkot.
DCP (Crime) Himanshu Shukla said,The duo used to target angadia staffers. Their motive was to rob the car for loot but they ended up killing Dastagir. Dinesh was an old hand at illegally purchasing arms from UP for robberies in Gujarat.
The DCB recently busted a Madhya Pradesh-based gang that was reportedly supplying arms in Gujarat. Seven person were arrested in this connection from Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
DCB officials said Dinesh is a native of Bhadoi in UP from where he used to bring arms. The duo was involved in several loots in Rajkot and Surendranagar districts,and was earlier arrested in robbery cases.
Earlier,the DCB had rubbished allegations levelled by Mushtaq that the family of his sons fiancee was behind the murder as they were allegedly not happy with their affair.