Businessman held for hiring contract killers to eliminate Rourkela hotelier

Rourkela: The Plant Site Police in Rourkela today arrested businessman Prem Modi for his alleged involvement in the murder of city hotelier Sajjan Mittal on March 9.

Prem finalized a deal of Rs 2.5 lakh with Dilip Sharma, who acted as a middleman, to eliminate the owner of ‘Basera’ hotel. Also, Prem gave Rs 10 lakh to Dilip to ensure the hotelier vacate the shop in the market complex. The police arrested Dilip earlier in connection with the case.

Worth mentioning, miscreants beat Sajjan to death after he refused to vacate the shop in a market complex in the city.

A day after the hotelier’s murder on March 9, the police arrested five persons including the main accused and forwarded them to the court.

The accused arrested earlier were Rajat Biswakarma from Gandhinagar; Dilip Kumar Sharma, owner of Hotel Deluxe Lane; Rajesh Singh alias Raju from Koelnagar, Aman Prasad from Vedavyas and Nel Paul alias Sarada from Uditnagar.

A country-made gun and a stolen motorcycle were seized from the possession of the accused.

A cop informed the police have launched a manhunt to nab other accused involved in the hotelier murder case.

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