Unemployed man who shot at his father sent to judicial custody

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 02, 2014 15:48 IST

A day after he shot at his father at their house in Sector 36 over property dispute, the accused, Harpinder Singh (46), was remanded to judicial custody on Monday.

Reports said Harpinder had refused to accept property worth Rs 22 crore his father Kesar Singh (70) offered him prompting him to take the step.

Harpinder shot at his father twice with his licensed revolver.

Kesar Singh suffered two bullet injuries on his hand and leg. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector-16.

Kesar Singh told the police that they met at their house over the distribution of property on Sunday.

He said his cousin Maan Singh had come from Sangrur in Punjab. His wife Harbans Kaur, neighbour Kuldip Singh and his only son Harpinder were also present at the meeting to decide final share of the property.

“I asked Harpinder to accept his share of property that I offered him. But he got agitated and asked for more. He opened fire at me. He shot at my leg and then on my shoulder. I was rushed to hospital by Maan Singh,” Kesar Singh said.

Sources in the police said Kesar Singh has properties in different parts of Punjab. He has property in Sangrur, a farmhouse at Zirakpur, a shop at SAS Nagar besides some land in Punjab. Harpinder had a long-time dispute with his father over their ancestral land in Sangrur. He has been booked for attempt to murder.

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