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Hitmen name Delhi-based kingpin

Hitmen name Delhi-based kingpin

12 Aug 2017 No comment 28 hits

Panaji: A day after two of four contract killers hired to eliminate a UP-based restaurateur were arrested, the crime branch of the Goa Police identified Lilu Pehelwan as the kingpin. Pehelwan, a resident of Delhi, is known to have criminal antecedents.

A team has now been constituted to search various locations in the country in an attempt to nab Pehelwan and the others accused in the case.

Crime branch SP Karthik Kashyap told STOI that during interrogation, the accused revealed they worked for a person called Lilu Pehelwan.

Insisting that the police are bent on curbing crime, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said, "We can't stop criminals from coming here; one doesn't know who comes into Goa. But acting before a crime takes place is a good thing."

When asked if there was a need to improve vigilance in the state, Parrikar said the steps taken towards this end would be shared with the media after the cessation of the model code of conduct.

The crime branch on Friday arrested a team of contract killers that was hired to eliminate Gajendra 'Chotu' Singh, a UP native running restaurants in the state, over a financial dispute.

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