The court of the judicial magistrate here on Wednesday extended the police remand of the six men accused of murdering Moga deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Balraj Singh Gill and Ludhiana resident Monika Kapila till April 16.
Prime accused Pritpal Singh, Umesh Karda and Harvinder Singh, and co-accused Hasanjit, Davinder and Ravinder Pal, will now be interrogated to recover the murder weapons. Rashpal Singh and Kulwinder Singh, accused of being involved in some theft cases with the six murder accused, were also sent in police remand till April 12.
Advocate Harpreet Sandhu, the counsel for complainant Kashmeer Singh Gill, father of the slain DSP, argued at length before the court, pointing out that weapons, including a dagger, a spade and an iron rod, said to have been used by the alleged killers were yet to be recovered.
Also, the six accused have to be taken to a joint interrogation centre at Amritsar and to Naina Devi shrine for recovery of the SIM cards of the three mobile phones of the murder victims.
On a request by advocate Sandhu, the judge also allowed the cops to take the fingerprints of the accused, which would be matched with those found in the cars of the victims.
The police have, meanwhile, recovered Harvinder's shoes from the pick-up truck used by his brother to transport DJ systems. After the murder, Harvinder had hidden the shoes in the truck, which has been impounded. Further, in a search operation at Umesh's house, cops recovered the slippers he was wearing on the day of the crime.
DSP Gill, who was in Ludhiana at the time to meet his family, and Monika Kapila were found murdered in a farmhouse on Hambran Road on February 1.