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Apr 01, 2013 at 04:28pm IST

BSP leader murder case: Police arrest four including two shooters

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested four people in the murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party leader and real estate tycoon Deepak Bhardwaj. The four people include two shooters (Purushottam and Sunil), the driver of the car in which the assailants fled (Amit) and the owner of that car (Rakesh), South Delhi DCP Chhaya Sharma said.

"Both the key accused Purushottam and Sunil have been arrested. The investigation is not over yet," Sharma said.

Sources say the police are also suspecting the involvement of close family members in the murder. The police will, therefore, continue to question his family members. His elder son was questioned for 6 hours on Sunday.

Bhardwaj's wife was also questioned as police wanted to know if she had a grudge against her husband since she was living separately in Dwarka with younger son Nitish for several months, a police officer close to the probe told reporters. The officer did not want to be named.

Bhardwaj, a real estate tycoon and the Bahujan Samaj Party's richest Lok Sabha candidate in 2009, was shot dead by two men at his South Delhi farmhouse last week.