The local police on Sunday questioned a friend of local Congress leader Rajwant Singh Shergill, whose body was found inside a car parked at Sector 69 here.
Shergill had met Harbans Singh, owner of tent house at Kharar, last time. During the questioning , Harbans said Shergill came to meet him around 10.30 pm at his shop on May 18 with a bottle of beer in his hand, while according to Shergill’s family, he left home by saying that he was going to Delhi.
He said he stayed at his shop for around 15 minutes and left the place without telling him about further plans. Harbans said Shergill came from his home and never disclosed his personal matters in front of him. He said he tried to contact Shergill on his mobile number several times but failed to get any response.
Police sources said on May 18 around 11 pm Shergill withdrew money from an ATM at Kharar and his mobile tower location showed that he was at Sector 69 in SAS Nagar last time.
They said before going home on the evening of May 18, Shergill refilled tank of his car from Phase 8 petrol station. An employee at the petrol pump confirmed them that Shergill was alone in the car when he came to the fuel station.
Police sources said when police questioned his female divorcee friend, she revealed that Shergill had texted her several times but as she was busy in her exams she did not respond to his calls and messages.
A senior police official said two mobile phones were recovered from Shergill’s car and had been sent to forensic science laboratory (FSL) to retrieve the deleted data. Deleted data of the phone could turn the investigation on the right track, he added.
The family members of the deceased came on road after a month of his murder. Kulwant Singh Shergill, who is an advocate and brother of deceased, held a candle march at Kharar, on June 13 seeking justice for his brother.