Brijpal Teotia shooting case: Four sharp shooters arrested by UP Police, to be booked under NSA
The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday nabbed four sharp shooters in connection with the recent attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Teoatia.
Lucknow: In a major breakthrough, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday nabbed four sharp shooters in connection with the recent attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Teoatia.
However, according to the police, the main accused is still at large and a massive hunt is on to nab him.
Confirming the development, IG Meerut Sujeet Pandey said, ''Four people have been arrested in connection with attack on BJP leader Brijpal Teoatia. Those arrested will be booked under the National Security Act.''
Shooters Nishant alias Jeetu, Rahul Tyagi, Ramkumar and Jitendra alias Popey have been arrested by a joint team of STF and police from Muradnagar area of Ghazibad last night, ADG, Law and order, Daljeet Chowdhury told reporters here.
In Ghaziabad, I G (Meerut Range) Sujit Pandey said that the four arrested, jailed under appropriate sections IPC, will be booked under National Security Act and Gangster act.
The incident was fallout of old enmity with family of Suresh Diwan, who was murdered in 1999 in Mahrauli village and Teotia was named in it, both the officers said.
Diwan's son Manish and Vikky and nephew Manoj had planned the attack to take revenge and arranged weapons like AK-47, carbine and pistols, Chowdhury said.
During interrogation names of other youths involved in the incident also came up and attempts are on to nab them, he said.
The BJP leader had sustained severe injuries last week after a gang of unindentified assailants opened fired at his SUV in Rawli Road when he was coming from Murad Nagar to Ghaziabad.
According to reports, Tevatia sustained about five gunshot wounds after his car was attacked at around 8 pm.
The police recovered AK 47, two pistols, one rifle and a large cache of ammunition used in the attack on the BJP leader.
Tevatia was travelling with five others, including his bodyguards. All of them sustained bullet injuries.
Tevatia is said to be a confidante of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has purportedly inquired about the incident from officials of the UP Police.