Senior BJP chief Vinod Arya’s son, Pulkit Arya, has been arrested for the homicide of a 19-year-old girl who labored at a resort he owns at Rishikesh in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. Two workers members have been arrested too. The physique is but to be discovered — search was on in Cheela Canal, a close-by water channel — and police are probing the motive.
The girl was lacking since per week.
Police acted swiftly after information went viral on social media together with her household naming Pulkit Arya, whose father Vinod Arya at the moment holds a state minister’s rank and not using a publish within the authorities. He earlier served as a minister and remained chairperson of Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board, a authorities organisation for the kumhar (potter) neighborhood.
Besides Pulkit Arya, resort supervisor Saurabh Bhaskar and assistant supervisor Ankit Gupta have been arrested, Pauri Additional Superintendent of Police Shekhar Chandra Suyal advised PTI. “Initially, they tried to mislead the police, but when interrogated sternly they confessed to the crime,” the officer mentioned.
A ‘lacking particular person’ grievance was filed at a Revenue Police outpost, run by native officers, after the woman was not present in her room by her mother and father on Monday morning. “The case was cracked within 24 hours of being transferred to regular police,” he added.
State police chief Ashok Kumar mentioned, “This area doesn’t fall under the jurisdiction of regular police stations. In Uttarakhand, we have a system of the patwari (land revenue official) registering FIRs. The FIR was registered at the behest of the resort owner (Pulkit Arya) and the family. The case was then transferred to us. Within 24 hours, we have worked it out — the resort owner turned out to be accused. Further investigation is on.”