One arrested in Gaurav Chandel murder case

Hapur: Police in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday claimed that it has solved the case of the murder of businessman Gaurav Chandel following the arrest of a sharp-shooter of the notorious Mirchi gang operating in the western region of state.

Chandel was killed on January 6 in the Greater Noida area.

Police said that the alleged sharp-shooter — Umesh — has been arrested. A pistol was seized from him.

Hapur Police are looking for his associate — Aashu — who is absconding.

“The Hapur Superintendent of Police will later hold a press conference to provide details on the case,” a police spokesperson told IANS.

The car that was stolen after killing Gaurav Chandel was found abandoned in Ghaziabad district eight days after the incident.

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The interrogation of Umesh revealed that the Mirchi gang was also involved in the murder of a BJP leader some time ago, police said.

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