Seerat Kaur Dhillon (35), the prime accused in the murder of her husband Ekam Singh Dhillon (40), whose body was found bundled in a suitcase in a BMW car on Sunday, on Wednesday refused to undergo lie detection test as requested by police, claiming there was no need for one as she had shot the victim dead.
She said this in a local court. “When I have confessed that I shot Ekam, where is the need of a lie detector test? I do not want to undergo the test,” she submitted in the court of judicial magistrate Parul when she was produced after a two-day police remand.
Seerat told the court that her brother Vinay Pratap Singh and his friend Jagat only helped her destroying evidence and had nothing to do with his killing. About the weapon used in crime, she said, “We owned it but we did not have any licence.”
The police had recovered the weapon, a pistol, from the house that the couple rented a fortnight ago. Initially, she had claimed that the pistol was licensed but later said she did not remember whether it was licensed.
A case was registered against Seerat, her brother and mother Jaswinder Kaur under Sections 34, 201, and 302 of the Indian Penal Code at the Mataur police station. The police are yet to arrest the two other accused.
Citrus council case hearing adjourned
Additional district and sessions judge Puneet Mohan Sharma on Wednesday deferred the hearing in multi-core Citrus Council scam, in which Ekam and Seerat are also accused, to April 7.
The hearing was adjourned after court was informed that Ekam was dead.
The court asked the investigation agency to place the death certificate on record during the next hearing. Ekam, who worked with Punjab Agrotech, had floated a firm Global Agri Venture in Seerat’s name. Ekam was senior manager of the Citrus Council and was accused of siphoning off money to the accounts of fake firms.The firm had shown Rs 1.15 crore business and had come up with its plants in Ludhiana district.
I want to meet my kids, pleads accused
Seerat pleaded before the court that the custody of her children, Gurnawaz (11) and Humaira (6), be handed over to her from their parental grandfather Jaspal Singh Dhillon who lives in Phase 6, SAS Nagar. “They (Ekam’s family) are not allowing me to speak to my children. Please ask them to allow me to talk to them. Hand over their custody to me,” Seerat pleaded before the court. To this, the court told her to engage a lawyer and file suit to get the custody.
6-day remand to probe where gun came from
to Police have got another six-day remand to interrogate Seerat to find where the pistol was procured from. The police had moved an application seeking her 10-day remand. “Seerat is giving contradictory statements and is misleading the probe and therefore we had sought extension of remand,” said SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal.