Deepak Bhardwaj murder: CCTV footage nails culprits in Delhi

New Delhi, March 26: Hours after gruesome murder of Deepak Bhardwaj, Delhi police on Tuesday, March 26 released a CCTV footage which seem to have nailed the two culprits.

According to NDTV reports, the 27-second footage shows two men - one brandishing a gun - running towards a dark grey Skoda car parked near the gate of the farmhouse at around 9:40 am. While one of them opened the massive gate, the other flashed his gun, apparently threatening the security guard, to ensure their exit. Later, the two are seen following the car out of the farmhouse.

Initial police reports had claimed that three men drove the car into the complex, Nitish Kunj, which is right next to the National Highway 8 and used as a hospitality hub, at about 8:55 am.

They gained entry at the gate on the pretext of booking the farmhouse for a wedding. Once inside they asked for Mr Bhardwaj, had an argument with him and then shot him twice at point-blank range. Two other people were injured, added the TV report.

Bhardwaj, who was related to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, was shot during a firing at his farmhouse in Rajokri in South Delhi on Tuesday morning.

A critically injured Bhardwaj later succumbed to his injuries at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital.

Bhardwaj, a BSP leader, was one of the richest candidates in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. He had declared assets worth Rs 600 crore in his poll affidavit that year.

He owned township projects in Hardwar in Uttar Pradesh besides having business in hotel and education sectors. Criticising the law and order situation in the national capital, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said,"Delhi again has been rocked by a big crime today. Looks like Delhi state and central government has totally failed."

"The morning incident when a former BSP candidate was killed is highly deplorable. Union capital has become capital of terror and lawlessness. BJP condemns it," added Rudy.

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