After registering first information report (FIR) in the sensational murder case of national shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh, aka Sippy Sidhu, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has announced Rs 5 lakh reward to anyone who provides any lead in the case, which has remained unsolved since September 20 last year.
A highly reliable source in the CBI said the agency has already questioned various witnesses as well as UT police officials, including members of the special investigation team (SIT).
The CBI source said Chandigarh Police had been focusing on only one angle — jilted lover — and questioned Sippy Sidhu’s woman friends, including a Punjab and Haryana high court judge’s daughter, but failed to make any headway. The CBI, however, has widened the investigation and is looking into various angles, including contract killing and property dispute. The CBI is reportedly gathering clues from the UT police and other sources, which had also revealed the victim’s involvement in some property deals that could have led to his murder.
A CBI official said the sleuths are yet to gather evidence to question the judge’s daughter, who had called Sippy from a shop in Sector 19, and they are also verifying the details that the UT police probed. The CBI had already procured details of the case from then the station house officer (SHO) Poonam Dilawari, investigation officer in the case, said sources.