NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27: Delhi police arrested two men from Punjab have been arrested from South West Delhi’s RK Puram area for allegedly plotting to kill a human rights activist, Delhi Police said on Saturday.
The arrested have been identified as Sukhvinder Singh (25) and Lakhan (21) both from Kotkapura, Faridkot in Punjab, said police.
Police informed that four pistols, including two country-made pistols and four live cartridges and one mobile phone with the photograph of one Sushil Pandit, they were assigned to kill, were recovered from the duo who were arrested from Venkateswara Marg today.
The pistol seized is made in Pakistan, police added. The arrested were sent to Delhi at the behest of one Prince alias Tutti, who is a friend of Lakhan and is facing a murder trial in Punjab.
“They were promised Rs 10 lakh if they assassinated Sushil Pandit who is supposedly a human rights activist,” Southwest Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ingit Pratap Singh told.
Police said it received information that the duo was looking to rent accommodation in the area and arrested them after setting a trap.
A case under Section 120 b of Arms Act and Section 115 (Abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life–if offence not committed) of the IPC has been registered against them. The case has now been transferred to Special Cell Delhi Police.
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