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Mohali man shot, body in suitcase: Probe officer, Bhandal, changed on plaint of Ekam’s family

punjab Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:18 IST
Shailee Dogra
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Senior superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh Chahal announced on Tuesday that they have formed a three-member team to investigate the case.(HT Representative Image)

A day after deceased Ekam Singh Dhillon’s father, Jaspal Singh, accused SP (city) Parminder Singh Bhandal of shielding an accomplice of the main accused, Seerat Kaur, the SAS Nagar Police have removed Bhandal from the case.

Senior superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh Chahal announced on Tuesday that they have formed a three-member team to investigate the case.

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The members include SP (investigation) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, DSP (city) Alam Vijay Singh and Mataur station house officer Baljinder Singh Pannu.

The SSP will supervise the probe.

Jaspal had also alleged that Bhadal even threatened his younger son Darshan Dhillon.

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“The investigations will be fair and free. The complainant had raised some apprehensions, thus SP (investigation) has been asked to take over the investigation,” said Chahal.

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BODY IN SUITCASE

Seerat Kaur, 35, has admitted to shooting dead her husband, businessman Ekam Singh Dhillon at their house in Phase 3B1, and bundling the body into a suitcase with intent to dispose it off before the court.

She has claimed that she had fired at Ekam in self-defence.

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Listing the motive behind the murder, Seerat, mother of two, had told the court, “We had a dispute over money as he was wasteful. We had an argument and a scuffle during which the gun shot was fired in self-defence.” She also told the court that her brother Vinay Pratap Singh and his friend Jagat were present with her in the house when Ekam was shot.

Seerat along with her mother, Jaswinder Kaur and brother Vinay Partap Singh under Sections 34 (acts done by several person in common intention), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Mataur police station in SAS Nagar. The police are yet to arrest the other two accused.