Bharadwaj murder: Accused paid 1 crore for elimination?

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Deepak Bharadwaj
New Delhi, April 2: The investigation of the murder of BSP leader Deepak Bharadwaj has revealed that a sum of Rs 1 crore was paid to them to eliminate him. According to sources, the accused have divuleged that they were paid Rs 1 crore for the crime.

Sources have also revealed that a commercial pilot had a hand in the elimination. The accused have also claimed that the person who asked them to kill Bharadwaj is a close member of the family and is a commercial pilot. However, the police are still in the process of ascertaining these details.

On Tuesday, three accused, refused to undergo the test identification parade (TIP) in a Delhi court. Sunil Mann (26) and Purushottam Rana (30), were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Prashant Sharma . The Delhi Police moved an application seeking their TIP. They refused claiming that the police had already clicked their photographs.

Police suspect that dispute over property might be reason behind the murder of Deepak Bharadwaj which took place on March 26. Sources said that Bharadwaj had not given his family a share in the money. "He did not keep the family in the loop about his property deals and had asked his wife and sons to return the ownership of the Dwarka-based school, Shiksha Bharati School, which they were running," said a source.

CCTV footage clearly shows the killers coming out of Bhardwaj's farmhouse after killing him and flaunting guns to scare away onlookers. Bhardwaj, the richest candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls with declared assets of over Rs 600 crore, was fired upon from point blank range by three men who fled after the incident. A post-mortem examination report revealed Bharadwaj had been shot thrice, once in his head and twice in his chest.

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