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Mathura double murder: Police arrests six suspects

India TV News Desk Mathura 20 May 2017, 15:22:07
India TV News Desk

The UP Police today claimed to have arrested six suspects after a fierce gun battle  in Mathura double murder case.

Two bullion traders were murdered in Mathura five days ago and there was huge pressure on the police to arrest the culprits. 

The suspects -- Aditya, Ranga, Neeraj, Cheeni, Ayush and Chotu -- have sustained bullet injuries and are undergoing treatment, an official said.

Police said they raided a dilapidated house in Chaubariya locality early on Saturday. When they tried to break in, the criminals fired at them, triggering a gun battle.

An official said the gold robbed after the killings had been recovered.

Senior Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar Mishra said CCTV footage provided vital clues in the case.

After the Mathura killings, the opposition slammed the Yogi Adityanath government for failing to maintain law and order in the state. 

Angry bullion traders had downed shutters in Mathura and elsewhere in the state and threatened to go on a nationwide strike if the criminals were not arrested. 

(With IANS inputs)