Police nab killers of former project director of Tejas

Police nab killers of former project director of Tejas

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-02-23 17:51 Bengaluru: After two years, the Bengaluru rural police have cracked the sensational murder of Air Commodore (retd) Parvez Khokhar by arresting 12 persons in the murder case.The arrested have been identified as R Srinivas (21), M Girish (33), V Subramani (32), N Nagaraju (28), Satynarayana N (28), SM  Suresh (38), Y Manjunath (24), N Subramani (29), N Thimmaraju (22), N Babu (26), and M Ravindra (30).Khokhar was a chief test pilot for the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft programme. He was also stationed at the Indian Air Attache in Islamabad, Pakistan, from 1993-96. After retirement, Khokhar and his wife Prameela Kohkhar moved to the Estate Club Smiley Green Plantation in Hebbagodi limits, Bengaluru.In Nov 2014, Khokhar was found dead in his bedroom with his hands and legs tied with ropes.According to the police, five of the 12 accused - Srinivas, M Girish, N Subramani, Nagaraju and Satyanarayana - had conspired to commit burglary at Khokhar's residence. The five accused had observed the couple's movements for two days.On November 2014, the burglars came in a Scorpio vehicle and parked it behind the Estate Club. Accused Satyanarayan stayed back in the vehicle and another accused Nagaraju kept a watch outside the house. The other three - Srinivas, Girish and Subramani - tried to break in from the front door but in vain.Later, they broke open the terrace door and entered the house. While they were searching for valuables at the first floor, Khokhar spotted the three and tried to nab them. But the three overpowered Khokhar, dragged him to his bedroom and tied his limbs. They strangled Khokhar fled the scene.The police claim to have solved 20 cases with the arrest of the accused. The police also recovered Rs 1.25 crore gold and diamond jewellery, one revolver, 21 live bullets, Rolex watches and land records worth Rs 60 crore from them.​