The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) has managed to track down two persons for allegedly murdering the son of an assistant sub inspector (ASI) of Gandhinagar police, after abducting him from Dev Arc Mall on the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar highway on January 8, 2012.
“Police solved the case from the leads after arresting seven persons on July 22 with 13 revolvers and 27 cartridges from Chandlodia area in the city. “During the interrogation of one of them in the arms case, it was found that Vijay Kori, the arms dealer, had sold a revolver to Shaktisinh Chudasama alias Lalo and Dinesh Shukla for Rs. 10,000,” joint commissioner of police, DCB, Arun Sharma said.
“These two abducted Dastakgiri Saiyed from the spot and shot him dead at point blank range. They threw his dead body near Than. The motive to murder Dastakgiri was to get possession of his car. The accused wanted to use the car in a robbery at Rajkot. However, they could not rob the place as it was crowded. The two then travelled back and left the car near the dead body at Than,” Sharma said.
It is ironical that the duo despite being in police custody since April could not be arrested in this murder case. In April, they were arrested by Shaher Kotda cops for attempting to attack police and carrying illegal arms. However, after the arrest they were taken to Rajkot in connection with other cases registered against them in Rajkot and Gondal, police sources said.
“We found that Chudasama and Shukla were in Rajkot Jail in connection with cases of murder and robbery. We have arrested the two after a transfer warrant and have taken them into custody of crime branch,” Sharma added.
Shaktisinh Chudasama and Dinesh Shukla are hard-core criminals and there are as many as 18 cases of various crimes including murder, attempt to murder, robbery and theft registered against them.
Dastakgiri Saiyed was abducted from Dev Arc Mall on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar (S-G) Highway, where he had gone to meet his fiancée. “Dead body of Dastakgiri was found on a state highway near Than in Surendranagar district. Police was investigating the case but could not solve it in absence of motive and suspects in the case,” a police officer said.