Ara: Three more persons were on Saturday arrested with arms and ammunition from a village in Bihar's Bhojpur district in connection with the murder case of BJP leader Visheshwar Ojha about two months ago, a police officer said.
Acting on a tip off, a police team comprising IPS Probationer Daya Shankar and Assistant Superintendent of Police Operations, Md. Sajid raided Bariswan village and nabbed three persons allegedly involved in Ojha's murder case, Superintendent of Police Navin Chandra Jha told reporters.
The accused persons, identified as Bablu Thakur, Vinod Thakur and Shyam Bihari Thakur - all natives of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh - were hiding in the said village ever since their name cropped up in the murder case of the BJP leader, he said.
Three regular rifles, 65 ammunition, six mobile phones and a motorcycle were seized from their possession, the SP said.
With the arrest of these three persons, the total number of accused persons nabbed in Ojha murder case has gone up to eleven, Jha said.
Raids were being carried out to nab other wanted persons in this connection.
Ojha, the state unit BJP Vice-President, was fatally shot at from close range by unidentified assailants while he was returning home in a SUV from a wedding function in a village in Bhojpur district on February 12 last.