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Gaurav Chandel Murder Case: Accused Shot At By UP Police While Escaping Custody

Uttar Pradesh Police Had Earlier Made Its First Arrest In The Gaurav Chandel Murder Case In Greater Noida.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 26 Jan 2020, 10:49:12 PM
Gaurav Chandel

Gaurav Chandel, a resident of Gaur City in Greater Noida, was robbed and murdered while coming back from Gurugram (Photo Credit: Facebook)

New Delhi:

Uttar Pradesh Police shot and injured an accused in the Gaurav Chandel murder case in Greater Noida while he was trying to escape custody. A joint team of Noida and Hapur police arrested the accused from Hapur on Sunday- some twenty days after he was found murdered near Gaur Chowk. This is the first arrest made in the case. 

Police arrested the sharp-shooter Umesh of the notorious Mirchi gang operating in the western region of the state. A pistol was seized from him, according to police. Hapur Police are looking for his associate - Aashu - who is absconding. Some reports said that a woman was also arrested by police. The interrogation of Umesh revealed that the Mirchi gang was also involved in the murder of a BJP leader some time ago, police said. 

Gaurav Chandel, a resident of Gaur City in Greater Noida, was robbed and murdered on the night of January 6. Chandel had gone missing while returning from his office in Gurugram. He was later found murdered at Gaur Chowk - just 5-minutes drive from his home. Nearly 8 days after his death, UP police had recovered his car from Akash Nagar colony in Ghaziabad. The car was 'locked' at the time of recovery. However, his mobiles, laptop etc were still missing.

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First Published : 26 Jan 2020, 10:24:41 PM