Crime Graph: Delhi Police arrest 2 culprits for plotting to kill activist
Crime Graph: Delhi Police arrest 2 culprits for plotting to kill activist

Two men from Punjab have been arrested from the RK Puram area of South West Delhi for allegedly plotting to assassinate a human rights activist, Delhi Police said on Saturday.

The arrested persons have been identified as Sukhvinder Singh (25) and Lakhan (21) both from Kotkapura, Faridkot in Punjab and were sent to Delhi at the behest of one Prince alias Tutti, who is a friend of Lakhan and is facing murder trial in Punjab.

Four pistols, including two country-made pistols and four live cartridges and one mobile phone with the photograph of one Sushil Pandit, they were assigned to kill, were recovered from the duo who were arrested from Venkateswara Marg today, police said. The pistol seized is made in Pakistan, police added.

"They were promised Rs 10 lakh if they assassinated Sushil Pandit who is supposedly a human rights activist," Ingit Pratap Singh, Southwest Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) said today.

police said it received information that the duo was looking to rent accommodation in the area and arrested them after setting a trap. A case under Section 120 b of Arms Act and Section 115  of the IPC has been registered against them. The case has now been transferred to Special Cell Delhi Police.

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