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Suspended cop, minister's ex-PA held for killing trader

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Two persons, including a suspended police constable, were arrested Saturday in connection with the killing of a whose body was found in adjoining Raigad district, 10 days after he went missing, police said.

The trader, Rajeshwar Udani, a resident of in suburban Ghatkopar, had gone missing on November 28. The 57-year-old's decomposed body was found at Panvel in Raigad district Friday, police had said.

Police identified the duo as and

is a former personal (PA) of a minister, while is a suspended who was arrested earlier in a rape case, a said.

They were taken into custody after interrogation, he said.

Several other persons, including a TV actor, were still being interrogated in connection with the case, the said.

It appears the trader was murdered due to a monetary dispute with the accused and for eyeing a female friend of Sachin Pawar, DCP (Zone VII) said.

According to police, Udani's son had lodged a missing complaint at the station on November 29 when his father did not return home.

During the probe, it came to light that an unidentified body has been found in Panvel, about 60km from Mumbai, police had said, adding that it was later identified as that of

Post-mortem revealed fractures at several places in the body and death by strangulation, Singh said.

The accused were booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder), 365 (kidnapping) and 120b (conspiracy), Singh added.

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First Published: Sun, December 09 2018. 00:40 IST