A team of SWAT Alpha led by Pradeep Kumar Singh and SI Khush Mohammad- incharge of Ind. Area Chowki together after a brief encounter arrested 2 persons who had come with an intention to kill a financier. The person who gave the ‘contract’ for killing was also held. They were arrested from near Bhasihiya Mod under Khalilabad Police Station jurisdiction. The accused persons are namely Sachhidanand alias Bhallar, Santosh Kumar Pandey and Ajay Kumar Mishra alias Munnu. The police also recovered 2 pistols, one spent cartridge, one knife and one bike.
Sacchidanand is a history sheeter with at least 14 heinous cases against is name across different police station in Sant Kabir Nagar.
One of the accused Ajay told the police that he dealt in property trade and had taken Rs 32 lakh around 1.5 years ago from one Chandra Bhan Yadav at 8% interest. He said that despite making  a payment upwards of Rs 50 lakh to Chandra Bhan Yadav he was still petsring the accused for an equal sum of money besides taking the accused hostage at his dairy and abusing him and also threatening to kill him. As a result Ajay contacted Santosh Pandey first to bump off Yadav and and paid him Rs 2.5 lakhs in the past 3 months. Ajay said he also contacted Sacchidanand who live in an adjacent village for which a payment of Rs 6 lakh was to be paid and for which he paid Rs 90 k as an advance sum.
The hired killers were tracking the movements of Chandra Bhan Yadav for a week to recognise him. According to the plan Ajay was to call up Yadav at Maghariya Mod area and himself wold have left for Gorakhpur whereas both Sachhidanand and Santosh would have killed him in the meantime. Both contract killers have admitted to this.
By Staff Reporter

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