Kangra trader’s murder: Himachal Police seek Punjab’s cooperation

  • Vinay Dhingra, Pathankot
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2015 22:29 IST

After the robbery and murder of a Kangra trader at Damtal village located on the Punjab-Himachal border, the Himachal Police have sought the help of its Punjab counterpart to solve the mystery behind the attack in which a retired District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) Dilbagh Rai was killed, while his wife and son were critically injured.

The Himachal police officials, including ACP Pankaj Sharma and DSP Mahinder Minhas, who visited the Gurdaspur jail, were, however, refused to meet the person who was alleged by the kin of the victim’s family to be a mastermind behind this crime and was presently lodged in Gurdaspur central jail since the past six months.

The jail authorities, however, cited that the Himachal police officials did not bring the required documents, which was the reason behind the denial. The officials would now visit the jail with proper documents to take the statement of the person.

Gurdaspur SSP GS Toor and Pathankot SSP RK Bakshi claimed that they would extend full support to their Himachal counterpart to solve this murder and robbery case, which occurred on the Punja-Himachal border.

SSP Toor, who was away to Tarn Taran, told HT over phone that he was taking inputs from his officers about the person who was lodged in Gurdaspur jail to share it with the Himachal Police.

Meanwhile, Himachal Police were in process to look into all angles into this robbery and murder case in which one of the sons-who is a lawyer by profession-of the deceased remained ignorant about the incident the whole night.

DSP Minhas said the police were taking all the aspects into consideration and raids were also being conducted in the adjoining villages to find some clues. He said the body of the deceased was handed over to the kin after the post mortem.

The robbery at the house of Dilbagh Rai on Saturday night in which he was killed and his wife Avinash Rai and son Raj Rai were injured had rocked the area. His son Ram Rai had pointed finger towards one of their neighbours Balwinder Bajwa of Batala, who is now in the Gurdaspur jail.

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