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1 held for Keshav Puram murder

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Three on the run; mother of an absconding accused arrested

One person was arrested on Sunday for allegedly shooting dead a 50-year-old man while trying to scare a businessman in north-west Delhi’s Keshav Puram last week, the police said on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Aslam Khan said that the arrested accused has been identified as Mithun.

Other accused identified

Ms. Khan said that three other accused, who have also been identified, are absconding.

The police have also arrested the mother of one of the absconding accused for allegedly harbouring and sheltering the accused persons.

The police said that the arrested woman has been identified as Uma Devi.

On December 26, victim Vinod Garg, who worked as a commission agent at a factory in Lawrence Road, was shot dead when the accused were trying to rob a businessman identified as Mukesh in Lawrence Road underpass.

Mithun has told the police that he and his accomplices wanted to rob Mukesh, who they thought had a bag containing huge amount of cash after he had visited a nearby bank.

Mukesh waylaid the accused and they shot in his direction, but the the bullet hit Vinod who was passing by on his two-wheeler.

The accused then robbed Mukesh of the bag, which had ₹3,000 in it and fled the spot. During investigation, CCTV footage of the spot was obtained and scanned that led to the identification of accused and subsequent arrest of one.

The police further said that teams are conducting raids to nab the absconding accused.

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