The rural police have claimed of cracking the murder case of retired Border Security Force (BSF) inspector who was shot dead on Saturday and have arrested two persons in this connection.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Yurinder Singh Hayer told that the victim Daljeet Singh Multani (70) was shot dead over payment of leased land dispute and his alleged bad intentions towards wife of one of the accused.
"Two persons identified as Ranjit Singh alias Vicki (33) and Ravinder Pal Singh alias Judge (40) both resident of Tanda have been arrested while third accused Satinder Singh alias Sonu (40) from Moolak Kalan, also in Tanda was absconding," he said.
The SSP said that the issue began over payment of a lease land in the name of Multani's son from his first wife, Manmohan Singh. Ranjit Singh was taking care of this seven and half acres of land and paying annual rent of Rs 1.20 lakhs to Multani However, about six year ago, his first wife demanded the money so the accused started paying a sum of Rs 1.52 lakhs annually to her instead of her ex-husband.
But in June this year victim went to Ranjits' house and asked him to pay the rent to him. There he saw Ranjit's wife Manjit Kaur and started giving calls to her which she informed to her husband.
However, after some days the victim called the accused to Tanda where he threatened him, by showing a revolver, to pay the amount to him or face dire consequences.
Following this Ranjit contacted another accused Ravinder Pal Singh and hatched a plan to kill Multani. Ravinder agreed to help Ranjit and provided him with a revolver and four cartridges for Rs 25, 000. And the deal was struck at Rs one lakh.
However, investigations reveal that Ravinder did not accompany Ranjit but instead his childhood friend Satinder Singh, who had returned from Italy, committed the crime.
Both called the deceased, a property businessman, on the pretext of of finalising a deal of a building purchase. Ranjit shot the victim dead from point blank range while he was standing outside his Maruti Suzuki Alto car alongside the road.
The second accused Ravinder was earlier arrested in Tarn Taran along with a friend Bickar Singh in 2009 when the police found smack and two revolvers form their possession.both the revolvers were from Uttar Pradesh. The revolver used in crime was also brought from UP which they were successful in hiding by ditching the police.