Jamshedpur : In a breakthrough in the transporter Upendra Singh and Amit Rai murder cases, the police have succeeded to nab Sudhir Dubey from Bhojpur district in Bihar.
A resident of Bagbera in steel city, Dubey is one of the four shooters in the murder of Amit Rai murder case registered with the Sonari police station on December 6. Dubey is also a close associate of gangster Akhilesh Singh, who is alleged to have murdered Amit.
Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew confirmed about the arrest of Dubey from Bhojpur. ” Yes we have arrested Sudhir Dubey from Bihar last night.
He was wanted in connection with the Amit Rai murder case. He is also involved in the Upendra Singh murder case registered with the Sitaramdera police station. His arrest will help us further to nab the culprits nabbed in the incident,” said Mathew.
The senior SP said the arrested accused who is one of the main shooters of Akhilesh Singh is being brought here on transit remand from Bihar and is expected to reach here tomorrow.
According to police, Dubey (32) who is a resident of Dhakaich village in Krishna braham police station area in Rohtas district of Bihar was arrested from near Shahpur block office in Bhojpur district.
“A police team from the steel city had succeeded in locating the shooter’s whereabouts by putting the latter cellphone on mobile surveillance. We expect more arrest after the interrogation of Dubey who is one of the accused in Amit Rai murder case and involved in the Upendra Singh murder case,” said a police officer.
Transporter Upendra was gunned down by two youths at bar building on the Jamshedpur civil court premises in Sitaramdera on November 30 afternoon. Two shooters who were arrested from the spot had revealed that they were hired by Akhilesh Singh for killing the transporter, leading the police to register a case against Akhilesh, the two shooters Binod Singh alias Mowgli and Sonu Singh alias Vicky besides others.
Singh had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 assembly polls from Jamshedpur West seat on a JMM ticket, His bodyguards also opened fire to counter the attack.
About 14 rounds of firing were exchanged from both sides. Singh is known as flourishing businessman, who ran a restaurant at Sakchi bus terminus as well as a transport unit.
Just six days after Upendra’s murder, his close associate Amit Rai (35) was also shot dead by a gang of four assailants near his house in Shiv Ganga apartment in Sonari.
Amit’s murder was also conspired by Akhilesh as the murder victim was a former member of the gangster and was disclosing his secrets before the police.