Bajrang Dal leader arrested in Sultan Bellari murder case


In a major breakthrough, the Maina Curtoriam police on 10 February recovered a chopper, koita and a knife from a river at Dabal Kirpal-Sanguem believed to have been used in the murder of Sultan Bellary. Sultan Bellari's headless body was found on a roadside at Nessai in Sao Jose de Areal village on 11 January.

Goa police on 25 January arrested local Bajrang Dal leader, Govind Naik, on the charges of killing Sultan Bellari. The Maina Curtorim police have so far arrested nine persons in connection with the gruesome murder of Sultan Bellari. Margao Sub-Divisional Police officer in an interview said that the weapons were recovered at the instance of accused Sandeep Kalangutkar, who was at that point driving a Swift Dzire car.

Police claimed that Naik and others killed Bellari as he was found stealing from Rajesh Naik's shop. During investigation, police also came to know that the deceased Sultan was tortured in a gym close to Samarth Gadh temple at Margao after his abduction.

Dy SP Umesh Gaonkar said, "Police have found some incriminating articles leading to the murder of Bellari." At the time of investigation Kalangutkar had disclosed that in his car there were three occupants, besides him. Bajarang Dal has claimed that they have been falsely implicated in the murder case.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 6

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