‘Coal king’ shot dead in Dhanbad
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 22:09
Zeenews Bureau

Dhanbad: Son of BJP MLA Kunti Singh and two others were named in an FIR on Thursday for the gunning down of local Congress leader Suresh Singh in Dhanbad last night.

Tejnarain Singh, the father of slain treasurer of the Dhanbad District Congress Committee Suresh Singh filed the FIR at the Sadar police station against Ramadhir Singh, his son Sashi Singh and MLA Kunti Singh’s son Sanjiv Singh charging them with murder of his son, Inspector General of Police Murari Lal Meena told a press conference here.

Ramadhir Singh, who is the chairman of Balia District Board in Uttar Pradesh, was accused of being a conspirator while Sanjiv and Sashi were named as 'shooters', Meena said.

Singh, who is often termedas ‘coal king’, had gone to the Dhanbad Club on Circular Road to take part in a function organised by Nunu Singh who is the owner of Hotel Zeal located in Hirapur.

As per reports, Singh reached the club, located very near to Police Superintendent’s residence, at around 8.15 pm. Four unidentified youth came there at around 9.15 pm and before anybody to react they pumped bullets into Singh a fled.

He was taken to Central Hospital where the doctors declared him dead at 9.45 pm.

Singh, who was facing charges in the killing of a coal trader Pramod Singh seven years ago, had unsuccessfully fought Jharia seat in the 2005 and the 2009 assembly elections. He lost to BJP’s Kunti Singh in both the elections.

Many shops downed shutters across the coal township.


First Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 13:58

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