Balwinder shot at ‘gangster’s behest’, cops suspect enmity - ECAS Punjab

Balwinder shot at ‘gangster’s behest’, cops suspect enmity

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Tarn Taran, November 3

Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh was gunned down on the directions of a gangster, sources have told The Tribune.

While police officials are tight-lipped over the developments in the case, the sources say investigations so far have hinted at either personal enmity or gang rivalry of his son, ruling out any terror angle as claimed by the family.

The police have detained around 20 persons for interrogation, it is learnt. SSP Dhruman Nimbale refused to divulge details, saying it could hamper the probe.

Son was involved in jail fracas

  • Balwinder's son Arshdeep, who was lodged in the jail, had a quarrel with a gangster, which later turned into enmity
  • The gangster allegedly hired a criminal to eliminate Balwinder, who was trying to save Arshdeep, say sources

Sources said Balwinder's son Arshdeep Singh, who was lodged in jail in the past, had had a quarrel with a gangster, which turned into enmity. It was alleged the gangster hired a criminal to kill Balwinder, who was trying to save Arshdeep as the latter faced several cases.

On Tuesday, the police brought Sukhraj Singh lodged at the Patiala jail on production warrant. DSP Rajbir Singh who headed the team that produced Sukhraj Singh in the court also refused to share the details.

Yesterday, the police had brought seven persons on production warrant for investigation. They were identified as Ravinder Singh, alias Gian; and Rajbir Singh, both from Gurdaspur; Ravinder Singh Ravi; Chand Kumar Bhatia; Akashdeep Singh and Ravi Kumar of Ludhiana; and Prabhdeep Singh of Kartarpur.

On October 30, the police had brought gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria on production warrant. The SSP had then claimed he was brought for interrogation in a gang-related incident.

from The Tribune

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