The accused involved in the murder of former Akali sarpanch, who was shot outside his residence on Tuesday, has been arrested, Faridkot SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor claimed today.
Former sarpanch Sukhmander Singh, 55, was shot dead by the accused during morning walk near his house.
The family had refused to cremate him until the police arrests the accused and also alleged that police was shielding the assailants.
Residents of Aulakh village staged a protest yesterday near the SSP office against the failure of the police to arrest the culprits.
Toor expressed hope that the family and villagers would now cremate the former sarpanch as all the accused in the murder case were arrested by the police.