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Father held for giving 'supari' of his son

The Sadar police have arrested a 60-year-old Salwara resident, Tarsem Lal, for allegedly plotting the murder of his son. He had given the contract to youths from Shahpur Arniala and Rasoolpur to kill his son from his first wife, Amarjit Singh. Amarjit lived in a portion of the house with his mother.

punjab Updated: Jun 26, 2013 18:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The Sadar police have arrested a 60-year-old Salwara resident, Tarsem Lal, for allegedly plotting the murder of his son. He had given the contract to youths from Shahpur Arniala and Rasoolpur to kill his son from his first wife, Amarjit Singh. Amarjit lived in a portion of the house with his mother. He had paid Rs 1 lakh in advance while Rs 9 lakh were to be given after the task.

Amarjit got suspicious about a month ago when he saw his father handing over money to two youth. The same people then started calling him on his phone and kept insisting that he meet them. Fearing threat to his life, he lodged a complaint with the police, which rounded up his father.

Sadar SHO Lakhvir Singh claimed that Tarsem Lal had confessed having given the 'supari' to Pali of Shahpur Arniala and Bablu of Rasoolpur to eliminate his son. "Tarsem Lal said his son harassed him for the property and threatened to kill him, if he did not bequeath his property in their name," said Lakhvir.

He added that on a complaint from Amarjit, a case had also been registered against Tarsem's second wife and their daughter under Sections 115 (abetment of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life), 120-B (conspiracy) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. The SHO said that the police were now searching for the contract killers, whose mobile phones were found to be swithched off.

On Wednesday, Tarsem was produced in a court that remanded him to police custody for a day.