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Hapur : , Jan 26 (IANS) Police in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday claimed that it has solved the case of the murder of businessman Gaurav Chandel following the arrest of a sharp-shooter of the notorious Mirchi gang operating in the western region of state.

Chandel was killed on January 6 in the Greater Noida area.

Police said that the alleged sharp-shooter -- Umesh -- has been arrested. A pistol was seized from him.

Hapur Police are looking for his associate -- Aashu -- who is absconding.

"The Hapur Superintendent of Police will later hold a press conference to provide details on the case," a police spokesperson told IANS.

The car that was stolen after killing Gaurav Chandel was found abandoned in Ghaziabad district eight days after the incident.

The interrogation of Umesh revealed that the Mirchi gang was also involved in the murder of a BJP leader some time ago, police said.

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