Lawyer, three others held for taking pictures man in chamber | Delhi Information – Instances of India

New Delhi: Two days after a 45-year-old man was shot dead inside an advocate’s chamber in the Dwarka courts complex, the lawyer, his driver and two others have been arrested for allegedly killing the man and destroying evidence by cleaning up the crime scene.
Police said the advocate, Arun Sharma, had lied to the staff of the hospital where he had rushed the victim, Swikar Luthra, stating that two men shot him inside a park near the courts complex. Footage from CCTV cameras located outside the lawyer’s chamber showed the four men removing Luthra’s body, cleaning up the crime scene and hiding the weapon.
Luthra was arrested in 2016 for running a counterfeit coin racket. He was out on bail and had come to meet Sharma around 9pm along with his friend Pradeep. Later, he called Darshan, an auto driver involved in cases of theft, to the chamber. Sharma’s driver Rohit was also sitting in the chamber and all five of them were drinking. Some of them had criminal antecedents.
DCP (Dwarka) Santosh Meena said, “Late on Tuesday, Pradeep, who was absconding since the incident, was also nabbed. All four of them, including Sharma, Rohit and Darshan, have been arrested. The pistol used in the crime, which the accused claim belonged to the deceased, was seized from the lawyer’s chamber. A case of murder has been registered.”
An investigation revealed that Sharma and the others had signed on the medico-legal case report. It came to the fore that Pradeep got into an argument with Luthra and during the ensuing scuffle took his weapon and shot him. A bullet hit Luthra in his spine and he collapsed. After cleaning up the crime scene, the accused took Luthra to the hospital and cooked up a story to tell police. In the meanwhile, Pradeep fled.

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