Nephew, 3 others arrested in retired MCD official`s murder case
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Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2011, 21:01
  
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the case of murder of a retired MCD tax inspector during robbery with the arrest of his nephew and his three associates.

The nephew Kuldeep Chopra (34) allegedly murdered his uncle Subhash Chopra (63) with the help of three associates at his Prashant Vihar residence on March 11, Ashol Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

"Kuldeep was employed by his uncle for help in his liaisoning work in MCD but he was not paid sufficient salary to meet all financial needs. Due to financial problems, he had to mortgage the papers of his house with his uncle for which he received Rs 2 lakh.

"The accused also said that his uncle used to rebuke him on petty matters. He was also under the impression that his uncle kept a large amount of money in his house," Chand said.

Chopra, who retired from the MCD, ran two schools and had other properties. He also undertook liaisoning work.

The murder was reported to police by Kuldeep himself, Chand said, adding that the arrests were made at Mukarba Chowk yesterday following inputs about the presence of Chopra's killers there.

Besides Kuldeep, the others who were arrested have been identified as Sachin (25), Jitender (23) and Satpal (30). Jitender is the nephew of Satpal.

Sachin, Jitender and Satpal had on March 11 gagged Chopra and then taped his mouth which led to his death, as they ransacked his residence.

Kuldeep told police that Sachin was his friend. Both were facing financial problems and discussed committing robbery for money and to get back the property papers mortgaged with Chopra.

Sachin roped in Jitander and Satpal and on March 10, they recceed the house. A day later, the three men entered the house armed with knives.

"They entered the house on the pretext of conducting negotiations regarding renting out a shop, after which they gagged Chopra and taped his mouth. They then ransacked the house. Meanwhile Kuldeep reached at his usual time at 9.00 am.

"He was informed by a woman teacher of the school which was at ground floor that three persons had gone upstairs. Kuldeep then asked the school cab driver Ramesh to accompany him upstairs. They intercepted Sachin," Chand said.

Sachin pushed them and ran away. Kuldeep and the cab driver came downstairs to apprehend Sachin while Jitender and Satpal escaped.

PTI


First Published: Monday, April 11, 2011, 21:01


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