The Delhi Police arrested 4 males together with an advocate for allegedly killing a 44-year-old man inside Dwarka court docket’s lawyer chamber and destroying proof.
The deceased, Sweekar Luthra is likely one of the masterminds of the faux coin racket, which he began in 1997 together with his brother Upkaar. To cheat their staff and others, the brothers posed as Reserve Financial institution of India officers and claimed they’d bagged a contract to fabricate cash. Luthra was arrested in 2016 by the Delhi Police Particular Cell for organising manufacturing items in Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, and even Nepal.
Police mentioned they’ve arrested all 4 accused – advocate Sharma, his driver Rohit, an auto-rickshaw driver named Darshan, and Luthra’s buddy Pradeep in reference to the homicide and for destroying proof.
On Monday evening, Luthra went to fulfill his lawyer Sharma together with his buddy Pradeep. They referred to as Darshan and Rohit after a while.
SK Meena, DCP (Dwarka) mentioned, “ The 5 males have been consuming contained in the chambers. We now have recovered CCTV footage of the incident that exhibits Luthra and Pradeep stepped out for a second, after which Luthra was shot within the again and he collapsed.”
Within the CCTV footage, police mentioned all 4 accused have been seen dragging Luthra’s physique and cleansing blood exterior the chambers.
Sharma and others then took Luthra to Mata Roop Rani Maggo Hospital the place the medical doctors declared him useless. Police obtained details about the dying round midnight and located that Sharma signed an MLC on the hospital and advised medical doctors an unknown particular person shot Luthra and fled from the spot.
On Tuesday, the police detained Sharma, Darshan, and Mohit whereas Pradeep was nonetheless on the run. The police additionally recovered the CCTV footage that confirmed solely 4 males have been with Luthra when he was shot.
A senior police officer mentioned, “ The three gave completely different variations of the incident throughout the interrogation. Sharma lied that he didn’t know who the accused was. Whereas we had recovered the CCTV footage, it wasn’t clear who had shot Luthra. Our groups appeared for Pradeep and arrested him from Shakarpur on Wednesday .”
Police additionally seized the homicide weapon from Sharma’s chambers. Preliminary inquiry revealed that Pradeep and Luthra had a combat proper exterior the chambers. In a match of rage, Pradeep pulled out his pistol and shot Luthra within the again.
Sharma and others then helped Pradeep drag the physique, clear the crime scene and conceal the weapon, police mentioned. Pradeep and Darshan are shut associates of Luthra and are concerned in prison circumstances.