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Undertrial hatches plot to kill son of witness,3 held

A 19-year-old engineering student,the son of the witness,was injured in a shooting incident last week.

Written by ANCHAL DHAR | Gurgaon |
November 25, 2013 12:44:34 am

From the confines of the Bhondsi Jail in Gurgaon,an undertrial charged with murder allegedly masterminded a plot to kill the son of a prime witness in the case. With the arrest of three persons on Sunday,Gurgaon police believe Ajay,on trial for murder hatched the plot with his friends when they visited him in jail and offered them Rs 2 lakh for the task.

A 19-year-old engineering student,the son of the witness,was injured in a shooting incident last week. Unidentified assailants on a motorcycle shot at him thrice as he waited for a bus near his house. While one bullet pierced the son’s lower back,he survived and is recovering in hospital.

According to police,confessions by Ajay’s friends — Satender (19),Sunil (19) and Pradeep (19) — all residents of Sector-10 in Gurgaon,revealed that Ajay offered them Rs 2 lakh to kill the son of a key witness in the case.

After questioning the three suspects arrested on Sunday,police determined Ajay’s role in the murder. JCP (Crime) Vivek Sharma said,“The Crime Branch found that the mastermind is already behind bars. Ajay (30),the accused in a double murder in Khedagaon,regularly met with his relatives and friends in Bhondsi jail. He had allegedly shot two neighbours in a property dispute over Rs 20 lakh.”

“The three were in constant touch with Ajay and would frequently discuss plans during visitor hours in Bhondsi jail. The arrested men said Ajay wanted to seek revenge and prevent the witness from testifying against him. The plan to shoot the witness’ son was hatched around 10 days ago,” a senior officer investigating the case said.

“We have issued a protection warrant and will be questioning other undertrials. A case of murder and hatching a conspiracy has been registered against the three accused,” a police officer said.

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