Ranjit Bachchan murder case: shooter among the three suspects arrested in MumbaiFebruary 06, 2020 10:40
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A man has been arrested as a suspect in the murder case of Ranjit Bachchan by a joint team of police and the special task force (STF). The man has been suspected to be the one who has shot the Hindu Mahasabha leader.
The man who is said to be suspected to be the shooter in the murder of Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha leader Ranjit Bachchan has been arrested on Wednesday from Mumbai.
The source has said that Mumbai being taken into consideration as being connected with the murder of Ranjit Bachchan was done after the call details of the relatives of Bachchan were scrutinized based on which the shooter has been nabbed by the team of police and the special task force on Wednesday.
According to the sources, the shooter who has been the accused has allegedly gone into hiding in the city of Mumbai after the incident had taken place.
The sources from the police has also said that two other persons have also been taken into custody from the neighboring areas after the shooter was arrested. They had also added saying that the joint team would be reaching Lucknow on Thursday.
The Hindu Mahasabha leader also known as the right wing Hindu outfit leader Ranjit Bachchan was shot dead while he was out for a morning walk in Hazratganj.
Four persons have been detained earlier on Wednesday by the Special Task Force of the Lucknow police from the places of Gorakhpur and Raebareli.
The founder of Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha Ranjeet Bachchan who was 40- years- old had been shot in the head by an unidentified assailant. Aditya Srivastava who is the cousin of Ranjeet Bachchan has also been injuring in the attack that has been made by an unidentified assailant who has also snatched their mobile phones.
An eyewitness to the incident of the attack on Ranjeet Bachchan has been quoted. Based on the statement given by the eye witness, the police has said that the attacker had covered himself in a shawl and was on foot.
Suspension of four police personnel which also included a sub- inspector has been made regarding the alleged laxity and a case has also been registered at the Hazratganj police station in connection with the incident that had occurred near the Collectorate building.
A CCTV footage has been later released by the police in which the suspect has been shown and a reward of Rs 50,000 cash has also been announced by the police for providing any information.
By Shrithika Kushangi