Agra, August 21
The story behind the bus hijack in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra has now taken a brand new flip with the arrest of the principle accused Pradeep Gupta. The bus was hijacked on Wednesday and Gupta arrested a day later.
The police intercepted the accused Pradeep Gupta within the Fatehabad space of Agra after a short encounter during which he suffered a bullet damage in his leg.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Agra, Babloo Kumar, cash dispute and never delay within the EMI fee, was the rationale for the hijacking of the bus which was owned by Pawan Arora from Gwalior.
It is claimed that Pradeep Gupta was concerned in a financial dispute with Ashok Arora, the daddy of Pawan Arora.
Ashok Arora died because of Covid-19 on Tuesday and the hijacking was deliberate by the accused Pradeep Gupta to understand the excellent cash Arora owed him.
The authorities spokesperson, on Wednesday, had stated that the Shri Ram Finance Company was answerable for taking away the bus with 34 passengers because of non-payment of mortgage instalments.
A district official admitted on Friday that the incident had ‘led to panic and a few improper data was given out’.
Meanwhile, the Shri Ram Finance Company issued a press release saying that the automobile shouldn’t be “repossessed by us nor any of our representative. Company has no relevance to this incident. The loan done against this vehicle from our Gwalior branch has already been settled in the year 2018. We have already met today morning and informed to SHO, Hari Parwat and SP city, Agra pertaining to this matter.” The Agra SSP stated that Pradeep Gupta was recognized by the CCTV footage on the toll plaza on Wednesday as he led the hijacking of the bus.
The members of the family of Ashok Arora recognized Pradeep Gupta from the CCTV footage at a toll plaza. He was within the SUV automobile utilized by the alleged hijackers.
The bus was hijacked on Wednesday on the New Southern By-Pass in Agra. The driver, conductor and helper had been requested to get down from the bus and passengers had been requested to get into one other bus. The hijacked bus was later traced in Etawah district.
During interrogation, Gupta advised the police that he had enterprise relations with Ashok Arora and his household since 2012. He stated that Arora owed him Rs 67 lakh for the registration and allow of his buses that he had organized for him from Etawah and was not paying again regardless of repeated reminders. He stated that he deliberate to remove his bus forcibly to recuperate the quantity.