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For 2nd time in three days, murder in court premises

Prabhu Razdan, Hindustan Times  Faridabad, August 23, 2013
First Published: 01:40 IST(23/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:41 IST(23/8/2013)

The city shivered on Thursday as yet another murder — the second in three days— took place in the busy court premises, when about half a dozen armed criminals showered bullets on a property dealer leaving him dead on the spot.

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Soon after the incident had taken place, the family members took the body and kept it on the busy national highway number two at Ajrondha chowk, which led to traffic snarls for over three hours.

The incident took place around 12.45 in the afternoon when Shashi Sardana, 28 a property dealer was sitting in the lawyer’s chamber area in court premises in Sector 12 in Faridabad and some armed men appeared and showered bullets on him, killing him on the spot.

According to reports, his two brothers—Jitender and Satpal  — were also with him when the incident took place. The shooting led to a commotion in the court premises with people running for cover. The killers fled the spot in a car. Senior police and judicial officers rushed to the spot soon after.

According to the police, the victim had over a dozen criminal cases registered under his name under different sections of the IPC. “The deceased has 13 criminal cases pending against him. He had come for his appearance in one of the cases when the incident took place near the gate of the lawyers chambers,” AS Chawla, commissioner of police, Faridabad said.

Meanwhile the central police registered a case against seven persons on the complaint of one of the brother’s of the victim.

“We have rounded up some persons and the interrogation is going on,” Chawla said, and added, “some persons who are not in the FIR have also been rounded up”. It is believed that personal enmity could be the cause of Thursday’s incident.

A few days ago there was the sensational murder of a man who was the prime witness in the murder of an ex-army-man.

The incident took place in broad-day light in the posh Sector 15 area last Monday. The incident triggered massive protests in the city.


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