Monday, July 26, 2010

Jethava murder: Police close in on suspects

Jethava murder: Police close in on suspects
Times of India

City crime branch officials have got a direction to look at in Amit Jethava murder case. According to sources, a man has provided the police a tip-off on a probable suspect in the case who visited the city in the morning when the incident took place.

According to crime branch sources, a clothes trader met with senior officials on Saturday and tipped them off that a man, hailing from Banaskantha, had come to his shop on July 22 morning and asked for a kafni and dhoti. As he was a long-time associate, he had started chatting with him over the purpose of his visit.

"During that time, he was a little drunk and started bragging about himself. He told the trader that he had come to eliminate a person. It was a supari killing through his associate and he had also got two country-made guns. He was ridding a Bajaj Discover bike when he visited the shop. When the murder was reported in media the next day, the trader recalled the dialogue and informed police, fearing the subsequent investigation involving his name," said a source.

The suspect, known for supari killing, worked for a second agent and he did not know who paid for the killing. He, however, had mentioned that it was a call from Saurashtra region. He also claimed that he came with Diu police and was not afraid of anyone as he had got police protection, said the sources, adding that the second person was from the city. The suspect is known for killing his victims after getting drunk and officials apparently found a bottle from the spot.

When contacted, the police officials denied the report and said that they were working on theories involving suspects and had sent teams at various locations for hunt.

Amit Jethva

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