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Police Suspect Airport Parking Contract as Reason Behind IndiGo Staffer's Murder, DGP Briefs CM Nitish

In this undated photo, is seen Station Head of Indigo Airlines Rupesh Singh. (Image: PTI)

In this undated photo, is seen Station Head of Indigo Airlines Rupesh Singh. (Image: PTI)

Singhal pointed out that there was a dispute over the airport parking lot and the deceased was involved in it. Some of the deceased's family members and relatives are involved in private and government contracts.

Bihar DGP SK Singhal said on Tuesday that contract for airport parking lot could be the reason behind the murder of IndiGo state head Rupesh Kumar Singh, who was allegedly shot dead by criminals near the Shastri Nagar police station area in Patna on Januray 12.

"We are investigating the case from all possible angles. Prima facie, it appears that contract for airport parking lot could be the reason behind the killing. Whoever was behind the conspiracy had hired contract killers from outside the state," Singhal said.

Earlier, Singhal was summoned by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who took stock of the probe into the high-profile murder case, which has brought the government under heavy opposition fire. Singhal briefed the chief minister about the investigation.

Singhal pointed out that there was a dispute over the airport parking lot and the deceased was involved in it. Some of the deceased's family members and relatives are involved in private and government contracts.

"The investigation has reached a decisive phase and we will soon disclose the facts after the arrest of the conspirators," Singhal said.

"We are thoroughly probing every government and private contracts obtained by the relatives of Singh. This case is extremely complicated and sensitive," he said.

Singh was killed on January 12 at around 7.15 pm when he was returning from the Patna airport. As soon as he reached the gate of the his residential complex in Punaichak, unknown assailants shot him from close range, killing him on the spot.

first published:January 19, 2021, 22:23 IST
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