Statement recorded, accused arrested

Sendhwa: The state labour minister, Antar Singh Arya complained to the police in writing with a recorded telephonic talk, in which the accused was saying to a Tantric, “Kill the minister Antar Singh by your tantra-kriya and I will pay you Rs. 2 lakhs. If you don’t trust me, you can keep my motorbike”.

According to SDOP Mansingh Thakur, one BJP worker and resident of village- Surani Tarachand Amaria told the minister that the accused Dilip s/o Ramchandra talked with him and said that he wants the minister dead and as a proof of it, Tarachand presented the recorded talk with the accused. Getting the minister’s complaint, police detained the accused Dilip’s father Amaria and brought him at the police station for interrogation, on Monday night.

Then, on Tuesday morning, police arrested Dilip too. In the preliminary interrogation, Dilip denied the allegation saying that, he is in his senses, and cannot say like this. He also said that, he did not mean it. Police also said that, Tarachand and Dilip are well acquainted with each other. Tarachand is a handicapped person and used to practice ‘Badwa Giri’ (witchcrafts), which is quite common in this rural area. Hence, it might be possible that, Dilip made that statement to Tarachand.

But, how much serious he was, it cannot be said.  Police have filed a case against Dilip under section 507 and 66 of IPC and they will present him in the court, tomorrow. The minister Arya has taken this incident seriously and his concern for own security has increased, as he has to move frequently from place to place.

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