Patna: Two legislators of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) are reportedly under surveillance over the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', police sources said on Friday.

Sunil Pandey and Hulas Pandey, who are brothers, have a criminal background and once used to be supporters of the Ranvir Sena, a police officer said.   

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday night raided the official residence of Sunil Pandey but he was not at home. SIT personnel took away a relative, Kunal Pandey. They also quizzed the legislator's driver.

Hulas Pandey was also questioned for five hours at his residence, said the officer. The SIT, a police source said, is in the final stages of cracking the June 1 daylight murder that ignited widespread violence in the state.

The Ranvir Sena is an upper caste militia. "One or two politicians are likely to be arrested," the officer said.Two days ago, SIT arrested two close aides of the legislators from Patna and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. The murder took place in Ara town.

(Agencies)



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