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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Gangster Ranjit Singh murder case: Accused gets life term after 6 yrs

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 28,000 on him

chandigarh Updated: Oct 30, 2019 23:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

More than six years after the murder of gangster Ranjit Singh Sewewala in Faridkot, the court of additional district and sessions judge Harbans Singh Lekhi on Wednesday awarded a life term to the accused Chamkaur Singh.

The court also imposed a fine of ₹28,000 on him.

On April 9, 2013 about 25 to 30 people, allegedly led by Ranjit Singh, had attacked Sadhu Singh, also from Sewewala village, at his shop in Jaitu. When he, along with his son, grandsons and a relative, tried to run, they were chased and severely thrashed at the Ramleela ground at Jaitu.

Sadhu and the other injured were admitted to Guru Gobind Singh medical college and hospital in Faridkot. Later, Ranjit and his brother Gurbaksh Singh were also admitted to the hospital. Enraged by the incident, Sadhu’s nephew Chamkuar Singh of Sewewala village shot Ranjit dead in the hospital.

Later, Ranjit’s brother Gurbaksh, who is in jail now, became the leader of the group and avenged his brother’s death by killing two members of Chamkaur’s family.

The gang was formed in 2011 by gangster Ranjit and gangster Davinder Bambiha, who was killed in an encounter by Bathinda police in 2016. The gang has been washed out in the last couple of years as most members are in police custody or have been killed.