Prime accused in attack on BJP leader arrested

Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested from Muradnagar the prime accused in last month’s murderous attack on senior BJP leader Brijlal Teotia, an official said on Wednesday.

Accused Manish was nabbed near Manan Dhaam Duhai on the Delhi-Meerut Road, the official said adding that he was under electronic surveillance since the attack on the BJP leader on August 11 in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said a US-made .30 bore carbine and cartridges were seized from the accused.

Manish is said to have fired the most number of bullets at Teotia, injuring him seriously. He is recuperating at a hospital in Noida.

The special task force, probing the attack on the BJP leader, has since taken Manish for interrogation to an undisclosed location in Greater Noida.

–IANS

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