Jamshedpur, August 16: SSP Anoop T Mathew on Sunday said that JMM leader and infamous businessmen Upendar Singh is involved in the murder of builder Ramsakal Yadav.
Addressing a press conference, SSP said, “Arrested accused in the murder case confessed before the police that Upendar Singh owner of Yarana Bus Service and business partner of deceased Ramsakal was involved in the murder of Yadav”.
According to SSP, Upendar’s name came forward during the investigation but he was officially named accused after arrested accused confessed Upendar’s name before the police.
Police on Sunday arrested five persons in connection with the murder of Builder Ramsakal Yadav who was shot dead by motorbike borne assailants near Jubilee Park on August 1 when he was about the enter the park for morning walk.
Talking about the arrest, SSP Anoop T Mathew said that arrest have been made after FIR named accused Vicky Tapadia alias Vikash Tapadia (arrested on August 4) guided the police. Tapadia was also the business partner of slain builder Yadav. It may be noted that Ranju Devi wife of late Ramsakal Yadav had named Tapadia’s as the main accused behind the murder of her husband.
Police recording her statements had registered a named GIR under section 302/120B/34 IPC and 27 Arms act against Vicky Tapadia, Sandip Tapadia, Munna Tapadia and several others.
SSP said that Police on Sunday arrested Adityapur residents Munmun Singh, Avinash Kumar and Pankaj Sharma along with Bistupur resident Nitesh Kumar Tiwari. Mathew said that two firearms and 12 rounds of cartridges were also recovered from the accused.
It may be noted that the victim Ramsakal Yadav along with a friend went to the Park for morning walk when four unidentified assailants stopped him near the park gate and shot at him.
Yadav was rushed to Tata Main Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Yadav , a resident of Bagbera, was a contractor engaged in construction sector in Odisha as well as Jamshedpur. He also worked as partner in Yarana bus service.
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 enemity.