The family of corporate lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi, alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead in a Sector-27 park on September 20, is of the opinion that every passing day was giving culprits the time to destroy evidence.
As the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sukhchain Singh Gill has asked the family members to “wait and watch”, Sippy’s brother Jippy and his mother Deepinder Kaur said they would hold a candlelight march and lay a siege at Matka Chowk on December 13 if the police failed to make any arrest by then.
Showing his dissatisfaction over the police investigation, Jippy and his mother Deepinder Kaur alleged that it was strange that the police were yet to make an arrest. They said they had been telling the cops that it was a crime committed in the wake of Sippy’s sore relationship with a woman suspect.
Addressing the media, Jippy condemned the UT police for not taking any action against the daughter of a high court judge. He alleged that the police were buckling under the influence of the judge. The family also approached BJP leader Sanjay Tandon with a request to get the investigations fast-tracked.
Too many changes in probe team
The probe was initially handed over to a special investigation team (SIT) under the then SP(city) Parvinder Singh, who was transferred. The probe was then handed over to DSP (crime) Jagbir Singh. Changes were also made in the team that had handled the case soon after the crime was committed. Sources said the cops who had slogged to collect the evidence were miffed over being sidelined, saying the credit of their work would go to someone else. There was also resentment among the inspector-level officers who were part of the probe team for not being allowed to question the suspects.
Jippy claimed that when the met the middle-level officers involved in the investigation, they were told that their seniors were not giving them a green signal to take the case to its logical end.
Technical evidence police gathered
The CCTV footage of the crime spot in which a woman can be seen running away in a car.
A trader from Sector 19 market who identified a woman as the one who borrowed his phone to make a call to Sippy Sidhu.
The car (the one in which the woman had sped away from the crime scene) movement in different sectors after Sippy was shot dead.