Police today recovered the vehicle used in attack on senior BJP leader Brijpal Teotia along with automatic weapons from “close to the place of occurrence”.
“The vehicle and the weapons, including an automatic rifle and a pistol, used in the incident have been recovered,” said UP DGP Javeed Ahmad.
“The focus now is on arresting the criminals,” he added. Ahmed said police was investigating the crime from different angles and a team of forensic experts have been sent to collect evidences.
“As far as background of the incident is concerned, we are working on two-three theories. There was an encounter two-three years back which revolves around rivalry. There is another angle related to a family, where triple murder case took place,” said Ahmad.
Unidentified armed assailants attacked Teotia on Thursday in Ghaziabad around 7:20 PM. Five others were also injured in the attack.
The attackers, who were chased by police, however, managed to escape from the spot. Police said that at least 100 rounds were fired from AK-47 rifles. Teotia contested the 2012 state Assembly elections from Muradnagar seat but lost and was preparing for 2017 polls.