New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj’s murder case, the Delhi Police on Wednesday recovered the car used by the killers from Haryana. The police also detained four men who are suspected to have provided illegal arms to the assailants.  

About a dozen people including Bhardwaj’s wife and younger son were also questioned in connection with the murder of the 62-year-old real estate tycoon.  The police were also investigating whether a contract killer from Haryana's Sonepat is involved.

According to sources, Bhardwaj's wife was questioned because 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.

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Police also recovered the Skoda car from Haryana’s Jind district earlier in the day. They also picked up four men who were suspected to have provided firearms to the trio who allegedly killed Bhardwaj.

The police officials said they have questioned about a dozen people in connection with the murder case. Earlier on Tuesday, police released the CCTV footage of the attackers at the Nitesh Kunj farmhouse where the brutal incident took place. Investigators suspect the attackers were from Sonepat, going by the way in which the operation was carried out.

Bharadwaj, the richest candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls with declared assets of over Rs 600 crore, was fired upon from point blank range by three men who fled after the incident. The trio had entered his farmhouse in Rajokri at 8:55 am on the pretext of booking the place for a marriage, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had said.
The BSP leader had suffered bullet injuries on his chest and back and slumped bleeding heavily. He was rushed to Army's Research and Referral Hospital near Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi where he succumbed to the injuries.


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