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One more identified in attack on African national

punjab Updated: Jul 10, 2012 19:21 IST
Sachin Sharma
Sachin Sharma
Hindustan Times
Burundi National Yannick Nihangaza

The police have identified one more accused in the attack in April on Burundi National Yannick Nihangaza this year, taking the total tally of accused in the case to nine.

Sources revealed that both accused Ramneek Sing Uppal alias Romi Uppal son of Punjab Superintendent of Police, Dharam Singh Uppal posted in Nawanshahr and Amandeep Singh, in their interrogation have revealed the name of one more accused as Ramtaj Singh.

But police are yet to find out his address. With this, police have completed the identification of all the accused allegedly involved in this case.

Meanwhile, Amarbir Singh Bajwa son of managing director of cooperative sugar mills, Sukhjinder Singh Bajwa posted in Morinda in Ropar district, on Tuesday surrendered before the police.

Revealing this, Additional Depputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), headquarters, Navjot Mahal told that Bajwa surrendered at police station division number 7. Mahal is hoping that remaining accused will be in the police net very soon.

On the other hand, a local court on Tuesday sent Uppal and Amandeep Singh in two day police custody. Both were produced before the court of judicial magistrate first class, Jasvir Kaur, who after hearing the arguments of both prosecution and defense send both the accused in two day police custody.

The counsel for prosecution contended that as the police still have to interrogate two for clarifying the names and addresses of the remaining four accused who are at large, police should be provided their custody.

The prosecution also contended that police have to recover the mobile phones which were used by the accused at the time of crime and accused needed to be interrogated for this.

Police is relying on the tower location of mobile phones used by accused at the time of crime to prove the presence of accused at the place when Yannick was brutally attacked on night on April 21.

Yannick after been allegedly brutally attacked by the accused on night of April 21, when he was having a birthday party with his friends at his rented accommodation in Dashmesh Nagar, is battling for life. He is in coma at a private hospital in Patiala.

The police earlier had booked only three persons in this case. But Nestor Ntibateganya, victims father on June 25 had written a letter to Punjab chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal demanding arrest of all other accused.

Following this deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal ordered city police to identify and arrest all the accused. Compensation worth Rs 5 lakhs has also been announced to family.