Two days after two brothers, Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh, were gunned down in Ahluwalia Colony, Jamalpur, their father, in a meeting with cops and National Commission for SC/ST vice-chairman Raj Kumar Verka on Monday alleged that it was a fake encounter.
Satpal Singh alleged that the police had murdered his sons somewhere else, and dumped the bodies at the house and shot at them again to make it look like an encounter.
He claimed that if his sons would have been shot at the house, the blood would have splattered in the room. However, the only blood in the house was that draining out from his sons' body.
Taking note of the allegations, Verka chided the police over the incident and said he was not satisfied with the action taken by the police.
Satpal further added that his family was a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporter, but due to some grudges with the former local MLA, his sons had supported Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recent general elections.
Due to this, Gurjeet Singh, husband of sarpanch of Takhran village, who was already against them as they were Harijans, had found another reason to target the family.
Breaking down, Satpal said Jatinder was preparing for PCS, adding that as his sons were good in studies and were district-level kabaddi players, Gurjeet was jealous of them.
He also accused Gurmeet Singh, brother of Gurjeet and his accomplice, Georgy, of being involved in the murders.
He demanded a job for his daughter in the police department in compensation.
Verka said as the matter was sensitive and there were serious allegations against police, the commission would keep an eye in the daily proceedings in the case. To avoid delay in the investigation, he asked the police department to constitute a special investigation team under additional director general of police (ADGP) crime.
On the other hand, police commissioner Pramod Ban said in the investigation it had been found that the SHO of Machhiwara police station had led the police party that raided the house in the Ahluwalia Colony for arrest of Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh.
Khanna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harsh Bansal said the SHO had mentioned in the record of the police station that he was leading the police party for the arrest of the accused. However, the SHO never informed him about the raid that he was about to conduct in Ludhiana.