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Bathinda 'drug peddler’ lynching: Accused sent to 5-day police custody

The court of judicial magistrate (first class) Ramandeep Kumar sent him to police custody. Now, he will be produced before court on June 30.

punjab Updated: Jun 26, 2017 08:24 IST
HT Correspondent
Cops taking accused Amrinder Singh Raju in a court in Talwandi Sabo on Sunday.
Cops taking accused Amrinder Singh Raju in a court in Talwandi Sabo on Sunday.(HT Photo)

A Bathinda court on Sunday sent Amrinder Singh Raju — one of the accused in June 8 lynching of a suspected drug peddler near Talwandi Sabo — to five days police custody.

Raju, son of Bhagi Wander village sarpanch Charanjit Kaur, had surrendered before the Talwandi Sabo deputy superintendent of police (DSP) on Saturday, but not before putting up a show of strength.

Raju, who was in an open jeep, was accompanied by his supporters who had come on motorbikes and tractor-trailers.

The court of judicial magistrate (first class) Ramandeep Kumar sent him to police custody. Now, he will be produced before court on June 30.

Raju along with his mother and brother Pinder Singh is among 13 persons booked on charges of murder for lynching Vinod Kumar, alias Monu Arora.

Monu was attacked in Bhagi Wander village on suspicion of supplying drugs.

He died during treatment at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot. Monu faced five cases, including two for supplying drugs and one each for rape, theft and smuggling of liquor.