ETV reporter’s murder case solved

August 10th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Cracking the murder case of an ETV reporter, Delhi Police said Wednesday they have arrested six people for robbing and murdering the journalist last week.

The accused have been identified as Shahid alias Pahari, 22, Asif alias Mullah, 45, Shahzad Ali, 22, Afroz, 40, Abdul Wahab, 27, and Jubair, 35.

Police have recovered a country-made pistol along with the reporter’s bag, mobile phone, gold ring, camera and a watch from the posession of the arrested men.

The men were arrested during probe of the Aug 5 murder of ETV reporter Akram near Welcome area. Akram was robbed and then shot dead.

Two accused - Asif and Afroz - were apprehended Aug 9 on a tip-off from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.

On sustained interrogation, both confessed their involvement along with five others.

“All the accused boarded the bus with the victim on the day of incident. The bus plies from Amroha to Jafrabad. In the bus, Zubair overheard the deceased talking over mobile phone regarding money in lakhs. Asif immediately contacted his co-associates and conspired to rob the man,” the official said..

At their instance, police arrested the other accused.

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