Abohar murder case: Accused sent to seven-day police remand

  • Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2015 11:21 IST

The four accused arrested in the Abohar murder case was sent to seven-day police remand by judicial magistrate, first class, Jagjit Singh, here on Tuesday.

The Fazilka police, on Tuesday, had nabbed three more accused in connection with the murder of Bhim Sain Tonk, the 27-year-old Dalit who was killed in the gruesome clash in Abohar three days ago.

The liquor shops at Abohar remained closed for the fourth consecutive day, following a police advisory. On Friday, supporters of Tonk had set ablaze four liquor shops owned by Shiv Lal Doda, at whose farmhouse the murder was reported to have taken place.

Meanwhile, union minister for state (social justice and empowerment) Vijay Sampla handed over a cheque of Rs 5.25 lakh as compensation to the family of deceased under the SC/ST Act 1989. Sampla also declared an additional grant of Rs 5 lakh during his visit to Abohar on Tuesday.

The union minister met Tonk’s family after chairing a meeting with local civil as well as police officials at the Abohar rest house and assured them of a free and fair probe.

Fazilka deputy commissioner Ravinder Singh informed that an additional grant of `2.25 lakh would be handed over to the deceased’s kin.

BJP leader Som Parkash, AAP state convener Succha Singh Chottepur and AAP MP Bhagwant were expected to visit the deceased’s family on Tuesday evening.

The newly-elected Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh may also visit Tonk’s family on Wednesday.

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