National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir was found dead at an apartment in Delhi on Thursday.
Wazir's body was found in a decomposed state on Thursday morning in the bathroom of the apartment in Delhi's Moti Nagar area.
A case of murder has been registered at the Moti Nagar police station.
Police said Wazir's body was found after they were informed about a foul smell at an apartment in Moti Nagar. The door of the apartment was not locked from inside, and it was bolted from outside.
According to police, one Harpreet Singh Khalsa had rented the room where Trilochan Singh Wazir was found dead. Khalsa is believed to be absconding and police are trying to track him down.
DCP West Delhi Urvija Goel said Jammu and Kashmir Police had contacted Delhi Police about Trilochan Singh Wazir's whereabouts after his family could not contact him.