New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Terming property disputes and financial matters as the main reason behind the contract killing of businessman Arun Gupta on April 7, the Delhi Police today said they have arrested four persons, including the brother-in-law of the deceased, in connection with the murder.
Dinesh Kumar Mittal, the brother-in-law of Arun Gupta, who was the mastermind behind the murder, has been arrested along with three contract killers - Mohammad Haroon, Mohammad Parvez and Junaid, Delhi Police Commissioner Y s Dadwal told mediapersons here.
Dinesh was arrested yesterday and confessed he had hired contract killers to kill Gupta following a property dispute, Mr Dadwal said.
Mr Dadwal said interrogation of Mohammad Parvez, who was apprehended by the team of Delhi police Special Cell from near Jasola bridge at Jamia Nagar on April 12, revealed that in January, he and his associate Afroz got a contract of Rs 10 lakh to eliminate Arun Gupta through Mohammad Haroon, an employee of Dinesh Kumar Mittal.
''In January, Haroon arranged a meeting of Parvez and Afroz with Dinesh Kumar Mittal. Later, the two hired killers received photographs of Arun Gupta and an advance of Rs two lakh for the execution of the killing.
Haroon then showed Arun Gupta to them in Kalkaji.
Parvez and Afroz later hired a criminal Ible Hassan to kill Arun Gupta and gave him an advance of Rs 2 lakh. However, Ilble Hassan was arretsed in another crime and hance could not execute the crime with the result that Parvez gave the contract to his real btother-in-law Junaid. On April 7, Junaid, along with two others, Shakeel and Abu Zar killed Arun Gupta at Kalkaji after firing shots at the car in which he was travelling. The three fled from the spot. Junaid was later arrested by the police.
However, Shakeel and Abu zar are absconding and hunt is on for them,''Mr Dadwal said.
Gupta was killed on April 7 morning near his home in Kalkaji when he was on his way to his shop.
The commissioner said the interrogation of Dinesh Mittal had revealed that property and fincial dispute was the main reason behind the murder of the businessman.
''On Interrogation, Dinesh Mittal alleged that after he came to know that his sister Sadhna Gupta and brother-in-law Arun Gupta were trying to fraudulently grab several properties belonging to his later father Madan Lal Mittal in Dwarka, Gurgaon, Kalkaji, Tughlakabad etc as well as FDs of over Rs 10.5 crores of his father, he contacted Haroon and hatched a conspiracty to eliminate his brother-in-law with the help of hired killers against the consideration of Rs 10 lakh,''Mr Dadwal said.
He said the accused Mohammad Parvez and Haroon have been remanded to ten day police custody. Hunt is on for the remaining accused - Afroz, Shakeel and Abu Zar.
Mr Dadwal said the case was solved through the joint efforts of the Delhi Police Special cell and the South District police.
Police had, a few days ago, released in the press sketches of three suspected killers of Arun Gupta.
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