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Contract killing theory floated in PPCC secretary murder case

punjab Updated: May 28, 2014 12:50 IST
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
Hindustan Times
Fatehgarh Sahib

The murder case of the former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Rajwant Singh Shergill, 40, has taken a fresh twist as now the SAS Nagar police have also started looking into the theory of contract killing beside other theories behind the murder.

The crime scene from where the body was recovered had already given a lot of indications that he was murdered either with vengeance or because of ulterior motive so now the police have started working on other angle of contract killing as the hands and legs of Shergill, a Kharar resident, were found tied with a rope; the throat was slit and there were visible injury marks on the body as the police recovered the body found from his MUV abandoned in a residential area at Sector 69 here on May 21.

The FIR lodged at Chamkur Sahib police have also revealed that Shergill was attacked by two unidentified motorcycle borne youths on March 17, 2013, who shot at him when he was coming back after paying obeisance at gurdwara sahib.

The FIR was registered under section 307 of the IPC (on charges of murder) and section 25-54-59 of the Arms Act in Chamkur Sahib police station claiming that two motorcycle borne youth were following Shergill and suddenly they fired at him finding a clear road and bullet pierced into left arm of Shergil. He reached the local hospital after speeding his car.

Though the investigation of the case is still pending and police failed to identify any of the suspects, police have registered a case against unidentified persons. The police sources said that they were trying to get medical records in the case. One of the investigating officers said .32 revolver had been used while shooting at Shergill and there were two shots fired at him. At first, assailants shot at backside of his car’s dickey, then after that they shot the second bullet at him from driver side and which first hit at windowpane of the car then pierced into his left arm.