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3 held for murder of Moga DSP, woman

punjab Updated: Apr 05, 2012 21:45 IST
Anshu Seth
Ludhiana police

Ludhiana police have arrested three person on charge of involvement in the murder of Moga DSP Balraj Gill and Monika Kapila, the wife of a city industrialist, on February 1.

Those arrested were Harvinder Singh (23) alias Binder, Pritpal Singh (21) alias Laddu and Umesh Karda (21) alias Sonu, from whom police seized a stick, an iron rod and a dagger used in the crime.

Gill and Monika, a resident of Model Town in Ludhiana, were brutally murdered at Agnihotri farmhouse near Golf Link Apartments on Hambran Road, seven km from the city.
Ever since, two special investigating teams (SIT) were working on this case.

Police have also seized three mobile phones of DSP and Monika Kapila from the possession of the accused, including a Samsung and Apple I phone of the DSP and Nokia 7210 of Monika.

The accused are residents of Talwara village near Hambran and were allegedly involved in snatchings and looting incidents in and around Hambran.

During investigations, the accused admitted to snatching mobiles, cash, motorbike and even looting a liquor vend in the recent past.

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh told media persons that investigations were on and it was premature to comment on the "motive" behind the dual murder.

However, he confirmed that the murderers had stolen the ornaments of Monika Kapila and a ring worn by DSP Balraj Gill adding, "We have come to know that the ring was sold to a goldsmith in Mullanpur which we are investigating into. We will share further details once investigations are complete."

Harvinder worked as a night watchman in Ayali Kalan village while Pritpal worked as a labourer at construction sites, Umesh was a videographer at a studio at Clock Tower in Ludhiana.