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Three arrested for murder of BJP leader in Noida

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested three persons from on Monday in connection with the killing of a leader, police said.

leader Shiv Kumar was shot dead in on November 16 and STF said the contract killing was ordered by Arun Yadav, who had allegedly given Rs 50 lakh to the shooters to kill Kumar, a police officer said.

The reason behind the killing was animosity emanating out of the death of the father of Arun Yadav, which he suspected was the handiwork of Kumar.

Of the arrested trio, Naresh Jaat had shot dead the leader and his gunner, while Dharmdutt Sharma and one more person had tracked the movements of Shiv Kumar and gave detailed information of his whereabouts.

The STF also disclosed that the killings were executed by the shooters of the Anil Bhati gang. Bhati is nephew of dreaded mafiosi Sunder Bharti.

Shiv Kumar was an active member and had canvassed majorly for Union Minister and MP Mahesh Sharma.



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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 23:24 IST