Dewas maharaja Vikram Rao Puar arrested

Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) The maharaja of erstwhile princely state Dewas — about 150 km from here — Vikram Rao Puar was arrested for alleged murder on Wednesday.

Vikram, son of former BJP minister Tukoji Rao Puar, had allegedly attacked farmer Pratap Lodhi in Raghogar village, about 40 km from Dewas on March 19, 2015, after an argument over ownership of a piece of land. Lodhi died later due to serious injuries.

Besides Vikram Rao Puar, 12 others were accused in the case. While police arrested the others, Vikram evaded arrest and was on the run since then.

Talking to IANS, Additional Police Superintendent Rajesh Raghivanshi said that Vikram was arrested from a hospital and brought before Judge Manish Kumar Singh of a First Class Judicial Magistrate Court, who denied bail and ordered Vikram to be sent to jail.