Four held for firing at property dealer in Delhi's Malviya Nagar

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New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Four men were arrested for allegedly firing at a 32-year-old property dealer in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on May 18, when two bike-borne men fired at Islam, the property dealer, while he was at his office.

He was taken to a hospital by his relatives and his condition was stated to be stable, the police said.

The police registered a case and launched a probe into the matter on the basis of Islam's statement.

According to the police, two of the four accused --Rahimuddin and Abid -- are contract killers and the other two -- Imran and Rashid -- are cousins of the property dealer.

Imran and Rashid were involved in a property dispute with Islam and had given Rs 3 lakh to the contract killers for his murder.

Rahimuddin was arrested from Noida on May 23 after police identified his motorcycle with the help of CCTV footage, a senior police official said.

He later disclosed the names of his co-accused who were also nabbed.

Imran during interrogation claimed that Islam had earlier attacked him, following which he and his brother Rashid hatched a conspiracy to kill him, the police said. PTI AMP SNE