Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara : Bhojpur police, on a tip off, on September 14, 2017, morning, arrested two criminals Navin Kumar Upadhyaya, son of Ram Hulas Upadhyay of village Baisadih under Piro police station, and Prasun Kumar alias Golu, son of Dadan Singh of village Ekwari village under Sahar police station, from the house of one Ashok Ram of Jagdeonagar locality under Nawada police station, Ara, in a December 2016 murder case. Police also seized a countrymade pistol, four live cartridges, a dagger and five mobile phones from their possession. But, their associate Chhotkun Pandey of village Sikraul under Sikarhatta police station and Primary Agriculture Credit Society (PACS )president, Basauri Panchayat, managed to escape.
SHO, Nawada police station, Neyaz Ahamad, said that some armed persons had shot dead Rajesh Pandey alias Badakun Padndey, elder brother of Chhotkun Pandey, at Fatehpur Bazaar under Sikarhatta police station on December 24, 2016, when he along with his cousin Deepak Pandey had gone there on his motorcycle. But Deepak Pandey managed to escape unhurt and informed the family members.
The SHO said that the PACS president, Basauri Panchayat, Chhotkun Pandey was also made accused in the murder of Rajesh Pandey and police are conducting raids to arrest him. He said the arrested miscreants were forwarded to jail. Chhotkun Pandey has, however, claimed that he was innocent and had no link with the arrested miscreants. Chhotkun said he was being implicating falsely in the case and demanded a thorough inquiry into the matter.