Two of 4 accused in Manoj Kajla murder case arrested

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2015 20:15 IST

The murder of Golden Era School director, Manoj Kajla, was the handiwork of four people, who were angered by Kajla's pulling out of the partnership deal to run the school, the police have claimed. On March 1, Kajla was shot dead by three of the accused Baljinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh and Amandeep Singh, while he was on his way to the school in Sultanpur Badrana from his residence near Rakhra village on the Patiala-Nabha Road. The accused had used a .32 bore revolver in the crime.

On Wednesday, the police arrested two accused Baljinder Singh and Amandeep Singh alias Aman. The vehicle used in the crime, a Bolero (registration number PB10CJ6758), purchased in the name of one of the accused Amandeep Singh alias Aman, and the revolver have been recovered.

Superintendent of police (detective) Jaskaranjit Singh Teja addressed a press conference on Thursday and said that the accused had originally planned to kill Kajla in a road accident, but he had survived. So, they resorted to firing at him from close range.

"The accused and Manoj Kajla were partners in the construction of the school, but after a dispute and harassment by the accused, he had decided to exit in 2014, taking his final settlement amount of `2.8 lakh," said the DSP.

Three of the accused - Sarabjit Singh, Jagjit Singh and Baljinder Singh - planned the murder, he added, while the Bolero to be used in the first plan of the road accident was purchased in the name of Amandeep Singh alias Aman. A hunt is on for the other two accused.

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