The Ghaziabad police on Thursday arrested three suspects for the deliberate homicide of advocate Manoj Chaudhary at his chamber in Ghaziabad tehsil on Wednesday afternoon and mentioned a rising family dispute along with his sister’s husband led to the homicide.
Police recognized the arrested as Manoj’s brother-in-law Amit Dagar, 38, Amit’s brother Nitin Dagar, 34, and their pal Anuj Pal alias Palu, 40. They had been held from close to Lohiya Nagar in Ghaziabad, police mentioned, including that each Amit and Nitin are practising legal professionals.
In accordance to police, Chaudhary, 42, was a resident of Chiranjeev Vihar and his sister Sarita Chaudhary and her minor daughter had been staying with him since June owing to home points along with her husband, the prime suspect Amit Dagar.
Police mentioned Amit has been to jail beforehand in an try to homicide case after he allegedly opened fireplace at his mom and spouse at their residence in Chiranjeev Vihar this January.
“Amit bought two properties in 2012 and 2016 in Sarita’s identify – a flat at Chiranjeev Vihar which is valued about ₹60 lakh and a home in Duhai value about ₹80 lakh. Due to home points, Sarita was making an attempt to promote these and her brother, Chaudhary, was serving to her out. Potential consumers had began visiting these properties with a view to buy them and Amit objected to this,” mentioned Dinesh Kumar P, further police commissioner.
Police mentioned Amit was additionally making an attempt to persuade Sarita to return dwelling with their daughter on Rakshabandhan in order that their daughter might tie a Rakhi to her brother who resides with Amit.
“However when his spouse confirmed no intention to return, Amit obtained indignant and this will have led him to hatch the homicide plan. On Tuesday night time, Amit, Nitin and Palu assembled at a home in Better Noida the place they consumed drinks until late night time and on Wednesday they set out of their father’s Brezza and reached Ghaziabad tehsil round 1.45pm. Nitin went inside Chaudhary’s chamber and used a .315 calibre countrymade weapon to shoot Chaudhary within the head from level clean vary,” mentioned Nipun Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), metropolis.
Police mentioned the weapon recovered from the suspects was bought by Amit in 2013.
The suspects later fled and reached Chiranjeev Vihar from the place they used a Santro automotive to flee and evade arrest. Within the meantime, police launched an investigation and shaped not less than six groups to hint the suspects who had been additionally named in a criticism given by Chaudhary’s spouse Kavita Chaudhary on Wednesday night.
Kavita is her criticism talked about the home abuse meted out to Sarita and threats issued by Amit to her and husband with a view “to spoil Rakshabandhan festivities”.
The FIR names Amit, Nitin, their father Madan Dagar and accomplices Anuj Kumar and Palu as suspects, police mentioned. Nonetheless, the police on Thursday mentioned the three arrested suspects had been the one ones concerned within the planning and homicide of Chaudhary.
Based mostly on Kavita’s criticism, the Sihani Gate police registered an FIR beneath Indian Penal Code sections 302 (homicide), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with lethal weapon), 149 (illegal meeting with widespread object), 506 (felony intimidation) and 120b (felony conspiracy).
Police mentioned Amit has 4 instances in opposition to him whereas Nitin figures in three of those instances. The instances in opposition to Amit embrace a case of home violence and dowry in 2010, inflicting grievous harm in 2018 in Muradnagar, an try to homicide case in January 2023 and the latest case of homicide.