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Gurgaon: Sarpanch’s husband attacked to ‘eliminate witness’

Five men on motorcycles had fired at Prem Chand, a liquor trader and husband of sarpanch Surajmukhi of Khandewala village in Farrukhnagar but Chand escaped unhurt.

gurgaon Updated: Feb 25, 2017 22:58 IST
Abhishek Behl
Sources said Deva and Manjit who are on trial for the murder of Chand’s son Kapil Pehwan had hired assailants to carry out the attack a month ago.
Sources said Deva and Manjit who are on trial for the murder of Chand’s son Kapil Pehwan had hired assailants to carry out the attack a month ago.

The attack on Khandewala village sarpanch’s husband on Thursday was allegedly planned by those accused of the murder of their son, sources said.

Five men on motorcycles had fired at Prem Chand, a liquor trader and husband of sarpanch Surajmukhi of Khandewala village in Farrukhnagar but Chand escaped unhurt.

Sources said Deva and Manjit who are on trial for the murder of Chand’s son Kapil Pehwan had hired assailants to carry out the attack a month ago.

A police personal deployed for Chand’s security managed to nab one of the assailants, who is from Khandewala, and it led to the unravelling of the plot. As Chand is the prime witness in the murder of his son in 2015, police have deployed four personnel for his security.

Deva and Manjit allegedly wanted to eliminate Chand as he is the prime witness, sources said.

Investigating officers said Deva and Manjit hired Taj Nagar residents Rohit and Chetan for ₹5 lakh to execute the murder. The duo started following Prem Chand and observed his routine. They refrained from attacking him as four police personnels had been deployed for his security. On Monday, the assailants got to know that two police personnel have gone on leave and decided to attack Chand.

On Thursday afternoon, five armed men, including Rohit and Chetan, fired at Prem Chand. “We have identified all the accused in this case and they will be arrested soon,” Virender Singh, station house officer, Farrukhnagar, said.

Kapil Pehalwan (39), son of Chand was murdered on December 30, 2015 over a financial dispute. “My son was killed because he had asked the two to return the money that he had loaned them,” Chand said.

After completion of investigation, police produced the challan (case report) in Kapil murder case on February 20. The next date of hearing is April 28.