New Delhi: Six people including the Managing Director of a hotel have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 57-year-old lawyer who was allegedly shot dead by an unidentified duo at a crowded street in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.
The deceased was identified as MM Khan, an assistant legal advisor with the NDMC, police said.
The police probe revealed that the hotel MD had threatened him. According to the police, the family said that the victim was offered a bribe of Rs 4 crore to settle the tax dues, but he refused. Police said the hired killers were paid Rs 1.5 lakh to kill the lawyer.
Talking to CNN-News18, the officer’s daughter said, “My dad worked honestly. He was killed because he refused to take bribe. He said he is facing a lot of pressure. If there is someone from NDMC who was putting pressure on him than that person must be punished.”
The incident took place around 7:45 PM on Monday night when Khan was heading back home in his car which was intercepted by a motorbike at a busy street in Jamia Nagar. The assailants on the bike were wearing helmets and shot at Khan from a close range.
Khan sustained a bullet injury in his chest and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.