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Pulkit Arya, resort manager Saurabh Bhaskar, and assistant manager Ankit Gupta were arrested on Friday after they confessed to having killed the girl and thrown her body into the Cheela canal.
BJP has expelled Ankit Arya — the brother of main accused Pulkit Arya in the Ankita Bhandari murder case — and Vinod Arya from the party with immediate effect. The former was also relieved by the Uttarakhand government from the post of Deputy Chairman of the Uttarakhand Other Backward Classes Commission on Saturday.
This follows locals setting Vanatara resort in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on fire, which is owned by Pulkit Arya. Three accused, including Pulkit, have been arrested in connection with the murder case.
Ankita’s body was recovered on Saturday morning from Cheela canal where the accused had dumped her. The development in the case was shared by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in a tweet, who said he was pained by the incident.