New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested six persons, including the managing director of a prominent hotel in New Delhi area, in connection with the murder of a lawyer associated with the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
MM Khan, an assistant legal advisor with the NDMC, was shot dead at a crowded street in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar area on Monday evening when he was heading back home in his car which was intercepted by motorcycle-borne assailants. Khan, 57, was shot from a close range.
Apart from the hotel owner Ramesh Kakkar, the detained persons include his personal security officer and four contract killers, who allegedly shot dead Khan.
P Kamraj, Special CP, said the lawyer was murdered as he was probing files of hotels sealed for non-payment of taxes and other dues.
Kamraj told a press briefing that the hired killers were paid Rs 2 lakhs to kill the lawyer.
Kakkar, who had been allegedly pressurising Khan to waive off penalty worth hundreds of crores due to NDMC, apparently knew the decision would not go in his favour and conspired to eliminate the lawyer.
Khan's relatives had told police that he had been receiving calls from unknown people during odd hours of the day. Police had recovered his mobile phone and the call data was being analysed, an official had said.