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Former minister's son found shot dead in Punjab

IANS  Bathinda , August 02, 2009
First Published: 22:01 IST(2/8/2009) | Last Updated: 22:02 IST(2/8/2009)

Son of a former Akali Dal minister of Punjab was found murdered in his car in this Punjab town on Sunday, police said.

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Sandeep Singh Dhillon, son of former Akali Dal leader Teja Singh, was found dead in his car, according to officials. He had been shot in the back, possibly from a close range. He left his home in the morning with two of his friends.

District police chief Ashish Chaudhary said the police have registered a case and started our investigations.

Police sources said that Dhillon had an old enmity with another family of the same area over a piece of land.

Dhillon had a criminal background as he was convicted and awarded life imprisonment in a murder case of 1998 but was later granted a pardon by the Punjab governor.

Bathinda town is around 250 km away from the state capital.


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