Ashok Meghwal, the primary suspect in the brutal killing of Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi in Jaipur last month, has been apprehended. A total of nine individuals have been taken into custody in connection with the case. The arrest follows extensive raids conducted by three teams from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a village near Pilani, Rajasthan, lasting almost 10 hours today. The NIA conducted searches at 31 locations in Rajasthan and Haryana, resulting in the confiscation of numerous illegal items, including pistols, ammunition, digital devices such as mobile phones, SIM cards, DVRs, and incriminating documents related to financial transactions.
During the operation, officials discovered eight illegal weapons in possession of Ashok Meghwal. Additionally, it was revealed during Meghawal’s interrogation that another 22 weapons were in transit. Meghawal allegedly maintained contact with gangster Rohit Godara, affiliated with the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who had claimed responsibility for Gogamedi’s murder.
On December 5, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, a prominent Rajput leader, was attacked at his Jaipur residence. Two individuals, associated with Rohit Godara, opened fire during a conversation, resulting in Gogamedi’s death and the injury of his security guard. One of the shooters, Naveen Singh Shekhawat, was killed during the exchange.
Rohit Godara, linked to both Goldie Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi’s gangs, took credit for the murder on social media. He accused Gogamedi of supporting their adversaries. The police revealed that Godara had been extorting businessmen in Rajasthan, demanding amounts ranging from ₹5 crore to ₹17 crore. Godara, who fled to Dubai from Delhi on a fake passport under the name ‘Pawan Kumar’ on June 13 last year, is currently wanted with an Interpol Red Notice against him.