New Delhi: NDMC officer Mohammad Moin Khan’s murder has taken a new twist as it was emerged that Municipal Council (NDMC) Vice-Chairman and BJP leader Karan Singh Tanwar tried to removed Khan from his job.
A controversial letter written by Tanwar to LG Najeeb Jung, asking for Khan’s transfer accusing him being “unjust, illegal and totally biased” in his approach with regards to the hotel’s case.
Khan was allegedly shot dead in Jamia Nagar at a crowded street on Monday evening when Mohammad Moin Khan, was returning home. The helmet wearing assailants reportedly named Umesh and Bilal intercepted Khan’s car and shot at him from a close range, before fleeing from the spot.
Khan was offered Rs 3 crore bribe to hush up a Rs 140-crore dispute in favour of Ramesh Kakkar, owner of Delhi’s Connaught Hotel and was allegedly threatened when he refused to accept regarding the same.
Several attempts were also made to “influence” Khan but the honest officer did not succumb to their pressure and it is his ‘honesty’ that took his life.
According to The Hindu, AAP legislator Surender Singh alleged that Khan complained to him against Tanwar days before he was shot dead.
“Mr. Khan visited me on May 2 to say that Tanwar had been warning him of dire consequences if he did not go soft on The Connaught Hotel case,” alleged the MLA in a press conference.
Six persons, including the owner of The Connaught Hotel, Ramesh Kakka, were detained in connection with the murder of Mr Khan.