Jamshedpur : As police remand of Upendra Singh came to an end, the district police took steps for a safe judicial custody for the murder case.
Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew wrote up a letter to IG (Prison), Jharkhand. Suman Gupta, requesting the latter to ensure that undertrial accused Upendra Singh and gangstar Akhilesh Singh be shifted to separate jails away from Ghaghidih Central Jail.
“We have requested by sending a letter to the IG, Prison that both Akhilesh and Upendra be shifted to separate jails in the state as early as possible,” said Mathew, expressing concern over the clash.
The senior SP said that they could have requested for shifting either of the two, Akhilesh or Upendra, to be shifted to any other jail.
The Ghaghidih Central Jail has already witnessed a bloody clash between the Akhilkesh Singh gang and that of Paramjeet Singh’s inside the jail premises in 2009, when members of Akhilesh gang had shot dead Paramjeet while he was taking bath in one of the ward.
The incident had prompted the members of Paramjeet Singh gang to lynch one of the attackers immediately.
Prime accused in the real estate developer Ram Shakal Yadav murder caseUpendra Singh who was absconding had surrendered at the Bistupur police station .
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 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.
On the basis of the clue, the police had on August 16 not only arrested four more suspects with two fire-arms used in the murder of Yadav but also booked Upendra in the murder case as conspirator. As soon as his name figured in the murder case, Upendra absconded.
Meanwhile, 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.
Sources informed that the police are collecting footage from the CCTV cameras and interrogated Vicky who is presently lodged in Ghaghidih Central Jail.