source : TOI
As per reports in NDTV, The man who shot dead 22-year-old Chandan Gupta during communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj has been arrested, the police said today.
Saleem, who runs a cloth store in Kasganj, has been accused of firing the shot that killed Chandan Gupta on Friday.
“(Saleem) fired from either the roof or the balcony of his house, as per statements of some witnesses. Some weapons were recovered in the last two days and we are hoping to do a ballistics match between them and the bullet found in Chandan’s body,” said Anand Kumar, a senior police officer in charge of law and order.
It is not clear if Saleem has a criminal record. Two of his brothers have also been named in the killing that took place after a “Tiranga Yatra” to mark Republic Day in the town around five hours from state capital Lucknow.
Aged below 30, Saleem, and his two brothers, Naseem and Waseem, were accused of killing 22-year-old college student Chandan Gupta, police officials said.
The killing had led to further violence last week.
“Saleem has admitted that he had opened fire at Chandan,” IG Sanjeev Gupta claimed.
While Saleem was hiding in Kasganj, his two accused brothers were yet to be traced, police officials said.
Kasganj SP Piyush Srivastava said notices pertaining to attachment of properties of the accused have been pasted on their houses.
Authorities stopped a Congress delegation in Mirhachi area in Etah on the border of Kasganj district. They denied permission to the delegation from entering troubled areas, citing law and order issues, official sources said.