Bihar: Prime accused in Ranveer Sena chief’s murder case arrested


Bihar : The murder mistry of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar have been solved by police on Thrusady. Nand Gopal Pandey alias Fauji, the prime accused in this murder case, has been arrested in Bihar's Jamui district, police said on Thursday. "Fauji Pandey was arrested with arms from a construction site by a special police team on Wednesday night," a district police official said. 

Singh was killed on June 1, 2012 at Ara in Bhojpur district, about 50km from Patna. Soon after the incident, locals had blamed then Janata Dal(United) MLA Narendra Pandey alias Sunil Pandey for the murder and indulged in large-scale violence at Ara and Patna.The arrest took place four years after Brahmeshwar Singh was shot dead. Fauji was carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 on his head and faced over a dozen criminal charges including those of murder, extortion and abduction. "We will interrogate Fauji to know more about motive behind the killing and other people's involvement," a police officer said.

Brahmeshwar Singh founded the Ranvir Sena, an upper caste private militia that had been blamed for many killings, mainly the poor. The police had filed a chargesheet against six people for the murder.