Wasim, the main accused in the murder of Smriti Irani’s close aide Surendra Singh has been arrested by the police after an encounter in Jamo Police Station. He has sustained a bullet injury on his leg and is currently undergoing treatment. As of now, all five accused in the murder have been arrested and four have been sent to jail.
As per reports, Singh’s family had named five suspects, Wasim, Nasim, Golu, Dharmnath and BDC Ramchandra and filed an FIR against them under section 302 and 120-B. All five have now been arrested. BDC Ramchandra is a local Congress leader as per reports.
Yesterday, various members of Congress’ social media team were caught spreading fake news regarding Singh’s murderers. The Uttar Police has denied a rumour that is being spread on social media that a BJP leader is behind the murder of BJP worker Surendra Singh in Amethi. Singh was a former village head who was a close aide of Amethi MP Smriti Irani and worked on the ground during the campaigning for Smriti Irani ahead of elections. Local BJP workers and his family members had alleged that he was killed for working for BJP. Irani defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi by a victory margin of over 50,000 votes.
Smriti Irani attended the last rite of Singh, and even gave her shoulder to the mortal remains of the victim in his last journey. She had said that she has taken a vow that she will take a death sentence for the culprits of the case, even if she has to go to Supreme Court.