UT police fail to put any suspect under narco-analysis test

  • Gurpreet Singh Chhina, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2015 09:18 IST
Corporate lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi, alias Sippy Sidhu who was shot dead in Chandigarh on September 20. (HT Photo)

The police have failed to make any headway even after passing of more than two months in connection with the murder of corporate lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi, alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead in a Sector-27 park on September 20.

Sources in the police said there were some suspects, but no effort had been made to get their narco-analysis done.

The police probe has hit the wall as they were unable to access the data of the Apple-make mobile phone of the victim, which could have given vital clues to the cops in solving the case.

One of the officials involved in the investigation said unlocking the phone would require expertise of highest level. The official said the phone got blocked after police tried too many wrong passwords in their bid to unlock it. The police are awaiting a report from the CFSL experts.

Police sources said that they had already gathered enough evidence, including the CCTV camera footage, against the prime woman suspect. The woman had been calling up Sippy from borrowed phones and she had been identified by the people who had given their phones to her. Still, the police were not able to make even a single arrest till now.

The police had questioned Kalyani, the daughter of a sitting Punjab and Haryana high court judge on November 17. Kalyani, who was a close friend of the victim, was questioned for about three hours.

The police till now have questioned as many as 60 friends of Sippy.

A senior police officer said sore relationship was the most likely reason behind the crime.

Also, probe was hit as there were too many changes in the investigating team in the last two months.

Victim’s kin to meet SSP today

After being denied an audience by the Chandigarh Police top brass, Sippy’s brother Jippy Sidhu said they would try to meet the SSP on Thursday to know the status of the case and the line of investigation.

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