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Hardeep killed brother Ponty Chadha: Police

PTI  New Delhi, April 19, 2013
First Published: 00:11 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 02:34 IST(19/4/2013)

The Delhi Police in their chargesheet has named Hardeep Chadha for causing the death of his elder brother and liquor baron Ponty Chadha in a shootout at a south Delhi farmhouse in November last year.

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The crime branch of Delhi Police filed the chargesheet before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Raj Kumar Tripathi and named Hardeep, who was also killed in the shootout, as an accused in the case. They said their probe revealed that Ponty was killed due to the shot fired at him by his brother.

“From the investigations conducted, it has emerged that Hardeep Singh Chadha caused grievous injuries to Narender Ahlawat (Ponty’s manager) and death of Gurdeep Singh alias Ponty Chadha,” the police said in the chargesheet.

They said, “...Hardeep has expired due to shots fired at him by S S Namdhari (sacked Uttarakhand minorities panel chief) and Sachin Tyagi (Namdhari’s PSO)... The investigation did not reveal any other person’s involvement in causing the aforesaid injuries/death.”

The police had earlier filed a chargesheet in a separate case lodged after the shootout against Ponty, Namdhari and Tyagi and they were booked for the offences of murder and under various other provisions of IPC.

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The police had also chargesheeted 19 others for offences, including attempt to murder, causing grievous harm, dacoity, rioting with deadly weapons, house trespass, kidnapping and illegally confinement and destruction of evidence.

The charges of criminal conspiracy, common intention and under the Arms Act were also imposed on all the 22 accused including Ponty for trying to take over the disputed farm house from the possession of Hardeep.

The police in today’s charge sheet has mentioned the sequence of events about the incident saying that Ponty and Namdhari had conspired to take over the farm house from the possession of Hardeep.

 It said Hardeep had arrived at the scene when Ponty’s man was opening the gate of the disputed property, Hardeep had fired at the man and also at Ponty and in return Namdhari and his PSO shot him.


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