extracts from HT
THE UTTAR Pradesh Police has arrested the son of a minister from Girdharpur on Thursday night in a triple murder case. The minister’s son, one of the accused in the case, had been absconding since the filing of the case on February 6.
SSP A. Satish Ganesh, addressing a press conference at Kasna Police Station on Friday , said, “We received information that one of the accused in the triple murder case, Ravinder Bhatti, son of UP Home Guard Minister Ved Ram Bhatti, was at his home in Girdharpur village.
A police team was sent and he was arrested around 2 a.m. from his house.” “So far the minister’s involvement has not come up during investigation. If at any stage the minister’s involvement is found, he will also be arrested.
Nobody is above the law,” the SSP said. Meanwhile, Ravinder Bhatti told the media that he was being falsely implicated in the case. He denied any involvement in the case and added that he had full faith in judiciary. On February 6, Yusuf and Shahbuddin, two brothers and transporters, and their driver Suresh were gunned down in Kasna area over some business rivalry .
The police have arrested three accused so far. The minister was named an accused in the case, while his son was named a murder accused.
Due to pressure from various political leaders, Noida police had declared the minister’s son a runaway and property attachment proceeding were initiated against him.
The complainant, brother of the deceased, N.K. Ballar, told Hindustan Times, “The police arrested the minister’s son only after political pressure but they are still shielding the minister. Our drivers are still terrorised by their group. We have demanded a CBI inquiry in the case.”
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