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Updated on: Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 09:10 PM IST

Sanawad: Main accused of goldsmith murder case arrested, booty worth Rs 92 lakh recovered

Sanawad police have arrested five accused, including the main conspirator on Monday. Eight accused involved in the murder-cum-loot incident have been held while two more accused are still on the run.
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Depalpur/Sanawad (Madhya Pradesh): The main accused of goldsmith murder case was arrested on Tuesday. Police also recovered a booty worth Rs 92 lakh. It includes 1.405-kilogram gold, one pistol, five cartridges and a motorcycle.

Depalpur police station in-charge Meena Karnawat said that the main accused has been identified as Manoj alias Mangilal Gatija, 40, a resident of Biryakhedi village in Ratlam district.

He added that that the accused even opened fire at the police team after he was cordoned off at a farm on the outskirt of Depalpur village early on Tuesday.

Sanawad police have arrested five accused, including the main conspirator on Monday. Eight accused involved in the murder-cum-loot incident have been held while two more accused are still on the run.

On December 12, two bike-borne miscreants shot dead one Sheikh Ibadullah, 38, a local goldsmith, when he was on his way to his home at around 10.30 pm. His fellow goldsmiths and family members claimed he had a bag containing gold weighing more than 1.5 kilograms which the accused took away.

After the arrest of five accused, Indore police received a tip about a person waiting for someone near Baroda Panth on Depalpur – Betma road with a bag on a motorcycle.

Depalpur police station rushed to the spot. On spotting the police, the accused tried to flee from the spot. He ran towards a farm but was cordoned off. He was arrested and a bag containing gold was recovered. During interrogation, he told police that he had planned to flee from the town.

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Published on: Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 09:11 PM IST
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