Jamshedpur : Key accused in the real estate developer Ram Shakal Yadav murder case Upendra Singh who was absconding surrendered at the Bistupur police station last night at 10:30 pm.
Police had made all arrangement to execute the warrant of attachment against Upendra Singh who is the prime accused in Ram Shakal Yadav murder case.
The police had obtained the attachment warrant from the court of chief judicial magistrate, Ajit Kumar Singh against Upendra who absconded after his name figured in the realtor murder case investigation last week. However, he surrendered.
The process of attachment was to start from 8 am at Upendra at his double-storeyed house on Road No 6 in Baghbera.
The police had arranged 50 labourers to take out the furniture and other valuables besides dismantling his house.
Yadav had developed ill relation with Tapadia over the construction business.
According to the FIR, Yadav had a transport business beside the construction business in Jharkhand and Odisha.
“Like Yadav Tapadia too has a construction business in which Yadav was a partner. A dispute related to money between the two sometime ago, led Yadav to take action against Tapadia by taking resort to Right to Information Act.
As a result of which several construction project of Tapadia were suspended. This might have led to the rivalry between the two ” according to the senior SP.
A resident of Baghbera, Yadav (48) was shot at by a gang of four bike-borne assailants near Centre for Excellence near the Jubilee Park gate in Bistupur at about 5.30 am on Saturday, when he was going inside the park for a morning walk.
According to sources, Yadav was due to get about Rs 3 crores form Tapadia with whom he had a partnership in the construction business in Jamshedpur.
Due to the non-payment of the dues, they had developed business enmity.
Senior SP, Anoop T Mathew said that Upendra Singh who was wanted in connection with the Ram Shakal Yadav murder case surrendered before the Bistupur police station last night.
The administration of Ghaghidih Central Jail has beefed up the security inside the jail in view of Upendra being remanded to the judicial custody today.
The senior SP said though the investigation was still on but from the initial investigation they found that Upendra is behind the murder of Yadav and therefore they have to gather more facts pertaining to the murder case.
Fifty four -year-old Upendra who had contested assembly election for the Jamshedpur West seat on JMM ticket last year has allegedly hatched the murder of his business partner and realtor Ram Shakal Yadav with the murder victim’s estranged business partner Vicky Tapadia and ultimate got the murder plan executed on August 1 morning by pressing a gang of shooters.
A day after the murder, Yadav’s wife Ranju Devi had lodged an FIR against Vicky , his brother Sandeep and uncle Munna Tapadia, Police arrested Vicky as there was adequate evidence against for being involved in the murder.
Later the police nabbed up Upendra’s body guard, Angad Rai and took Vicky in police remanding for further questioning.
It was after the interrogation of Angad and Vicky, the police got a strong clue to the involvement of Upendra in the murder case.