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Dhadrianwale attack: Week later, cops clueless about mastermind

Nearly a week after the firing on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s cavalcade, Ludhiana police are yet to identify the mastermind of the murderous attack.

punjab Updated: May 23, 2016 21:14 IST
Aneesha Sareen
Dhadrianwale attack

Police said the extension in the remand was vital to question all eight accused together to ascertain the whereabouts of the absconding assailants.(HT File Photo)

Nearly a week after the firing on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s cavalcade, Ludhiana police are yet to identify the mastermind of the murderous attack.

The May 17 attack had resulted in the killing of Dhadrianwale’e aide Bhupinder Singh.

Read: One dead in attack on Sikh preacher Dhadrianwale

So far, police have been able to arrest eight of the 20 accused in the case.

On Monday, police sought a seven-day extension of the remand of the accused on the grounds that their interrogation was vital for the arrest of the other accused. However, the court turned down its request and granted just a one-day remand of the accused.

The Ludhiana police told the court that four accused in the case were arrested on May 20 following the interrogation of the four suspects who were arrested on May 18, a day after the crime.

Read: 4 held in connection with Dhadrianwale attack as CCTV near crime spot gives leads

Police said the extension in the remand was vital to question all eight accused together to ascertain the whereabouts of the absconding assailants.

Police also stated a car used in the crime has been recovered. The search for other vehicles and weapons is on.

Read: Arrest Ludhiana attack mastermind, Dhadrianwale tells Badal