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2 men arrested for planning to kill woman witness in murder case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men were arrested for allegedly planning to kill a woman, who was a witness in the murder case of her brother, police said today.

The accused, alias Mohan and Kartik alias Lokesh Kalyan, were arrested in Rohini yesterday by a team of Polices Special Cell, said P S Kushwah, of Police (Special Cell). Two .315 bore pistols and four live cartridges were recovered from their possession, he added.

In the last few months, incidents of firing between rival gang members and at witnesses have been reported from near and its premises. Following such incidents, a team was formed to identify and trace the accused, said

In 2008, was killed by The accused was making advances towards a family friend of Singh and when Singh resented it, he was allegedly killed by Sharma, the police said. The woman's brother was a witness in the murder of and was killed.

Yesterday, Sharma, who is lodged in jail, was to be produced in for a hearing in the murder case.

The Special Cell sleuths learnt that the gangster was planning to killed Chintans sister since she is a witness in the case. Since the proceedings could not take place yesterday, the two accused planned to kill her while she was on her way back home, the police said.

The duo were arrested from near the court, they said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 21:10 IST