Ghaziabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least two people, involved in the August 11 attack on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Brijpal Teotia here, were arrested by the police here on Friday. With these arrests, the total number of those nabbed in the case has climbed to six, an official said.
Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police K.S. Emmanuel said the two — identified as Abhisekh, 22, and Gaurav, 20 — had admitted to their crime.
A total of 12 persons were involved in the attack on the BJP leader.
Emmanuel said Abhishek had studied for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course from IMS Ghaziabad while Gaurav was a matriculate.
Abhishek, along with another accused Pahalwan, carried a bag containing an AK-47 and four pistols, which he dumped in his three-wheeler after the attack, and escaped.
Four others — identified as Rahul Tyagi, 26, Ram Kumar, 25, Nishant Singh, 25, and Jitendra, 40 — were arrested on Wednesday.
The police have recovered a total of six pistols, one Samsung mobile phone, a motorcycle and two helmets from the possession of those arrested.
As many as 20 teams were formed to arrest the criminals. The teams comprised officers from Special Task Force groups of Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut.
Some teams were also working to track the criminals in other states.
The other accused who were in another vehicle with Gaurav, were being tracked, the official said.
Inspector General of Police Meerut Zone Sujeet Pandey told the media here that main conspirators Manish and Manoj, both cousins, hailed from Teotia’s native village Mahrauli under Kavi Nagar Police Station of Ghaziabad.
Both had hatched the conspiracy to avenge the murder of Manish’s father Suresh Diwan, a Delhi Police Constable killed in 1999 in Shakarpur in Delhi.