Deepak Bhardwaj murder: Arrested SRK kin Nitesh speaks out

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Deepak Bhardwaj and SRK
New Delhi, April 10: A day after his arrest, Nitesh, the younger son of slain BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj, confessed before Delhi police why he was upset with his father.

Nitesh, co-brother of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan (SRK), has been arrested on Tuesday, April 9 as Delhi police suspect that Nitesh might have given Rs 6 crores to the shooters to kill his father.

According to Delhi police sources, Nitesh said, "I was frustrated with my father's activities. We were leading a hand-to-mouth existence. He would humiliate my mother and brother a lot."

"I could see my mother going down. My father never understood us. He would insult the family publicly, and in the presence of his women friends," added Nitesh.

Meanwhile, the police officials also revealed that one 30-year-old woman, who was a close friend of the slain real-estate tycoon, has given crucial leads which may help the cops to solve the murder case.

According to the woman, Deepak Bhardwaj had informed his family members thathe was drafting a will which would exclude his wife and two sons. The BSP leaders also had asserted that he would leave behind his properties to his women friends.

According to sources, he had three close women friends - a woman who lives in Haridwar where Bhardwaj was developing a residential property, a woman who works in Shiksha Bharati School in Dwarka and another was the 30-year-old who managed a real estate office in GKI.

During their investigation, Delhi police revealed that Bhardwaj had left Shiksha Bharati School for his sons and wife. This was the sole part of his huge property which he had given to his family. Hence, police claim that Bhardwaj was killed due to property dispute.

Another suspect of the case, self-styled godman Swami Pratimanand is still absconding. Investigators informed that the plan to murder Bhardwaj was being planned since 6 months.

Sources said that Pratimanand was in need of money to open an ashram. From the last one and half years he was searching for plots in Haridwar, Karnal and Solan.

"Some one gave him the contract. He used his driver Purushottam, who was arrested, and his friends to murder Bhardwaj," a police officer was quoted as saying while hinting that Nitesh might have given the murder contract.

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