Accident case turns out murder, 7 months after crime
TNN | Jan 20, 2018
On June 5 last year, the body of Deepak Kumar from EWS Colony was found in pieces on the railway track. According to police, Deepak had passed information to the police about the accused — who were known to him, and were wanted in drug peddling, assault, and snatching cases — and got them arrested. Following this, when the accused were bailed out, they hatched a conspiracy to kill Deepak.
The arrested accused have been identified as Rachpal Singh of Gagan Nagar in Giaspura, Gurbakhsh Singh of Dashmesh Nagar on Gill Road, and Ankush Sharma of MIG Flats in Dashmesh Nagar. Two of the accused —including Gagandeep Singh and Kali — who were arrested in some other cases, have been lodged in Ludhiana Central Jail, while another accused Rohit is on the run.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP-Investigation) Gaganjit Singh said in the questioning that the accused told police that on June 5 last year, they called Deepak over drinks in the Grain Market near Gill Road. From there, they kidnapped him and took to Radha Swami Road near the railway lines. The accused then thrashed him by attacking him with an iron rod and sharp-edged weapons. Later, he was strangulated with an electric wire. To make it look like an accident, the accused had dumped the body on a railway track.
He added that on Thursday, Deepak’s sister approached the police and suspected her brother was killed by his friends. The police took the accused in custody for questioning, during which they confessed their crime, following which a case under sections 302 (murder), 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the IPC was registered against the accused on Friday at Shimlapuri police station.
The DCP further added that Gagandeep was the gang leader. He and Kali were arrested in a case of ‘attempt of murder’ in 2017, and both of them were lodged in jail. Gagandeep is involved in more than 10 cases of murder, attempt to murder, and snatchings. The police will now check how the GRP proceeded with Section 174 of CrPC in the case.
Ghaziabad Builder Shot Dead Inside Office
A Builder Was Today Shot Dead Allegedly By Four Bike-Borne Assailants Outside His Office In Shalimar Garden Area Of Sahibabad In What The City Police Said Appeared To Be A Fallout Of Property-Related Dispute
A builder was today shot dead allegedly by four bike-borne assailants outside his office in Shalimar Garden area of Sahibabad in what the city police said appeared to be a fallout of property-related dispute.
This evening the four helmet-wearing men arrived at builder S P Singh’s office which is located near a shopping mall, barged in and opened indiscriminate fire, police said. The assailants soon fled the spot, leaving Singh wounded who was rushed to a hospital in critical condition but could not be saved, Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said.
Tomar said preliminary probe revealed that the builder had some land dispute. Earlier, on October 27 also four unidentified men had opened fire at his office where guard Satish suffered injuries and had to be hospitalised. Singh had demanded police security in the wake of the attack, Tomar said.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police H N Singh suspended the Shalimar Garden police post in-charge Parvinder Chauhan after today’s incident. Also an inquiry was launched against the then station house officer (SHO) of the police post concerned — Sudhir Tyagi — for not paying attention to the builder’s request for security, the officer added.