Delhi Police told a city court on Wednesday that an important eyewitness had emerged in the Chhatarpur shootout case. They said he had been able to link Sukhdev Singh Namdhari to the shootout.
Seeking the extension of Namdhari's custodial interrogation, a crime branch official told Metropolitan Magistrate Rajinder Singh: "An important independent eyewitness, who was a private personal security officer of the deceased brothers, has elaborated on the roles of Namdhari and his PSO Sachin Tyagi in the shootout."
The police told the court that they needed to arrest Bakshish Singh, Ponty's driver, from Pilibhit district in Uttar Pradesh. "The eyewitnesses said there was a war-like situation. Namdhari had come with 32 armed people to grab the farmhouse," said the officer.
The judge extended Namdhari's police custody till November 7, and said his human rights should not be violated.
The police said Namdhari had disclosed names of his associates who are hiding at various locations in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Ponta Sahib (Dehradun).