No headway in 2009 murder case
Even after continuously investigating the case for five years, police have failed to reach to a conclusion in the murder case of Sameer Watts, who was shot dead from point-blank range at Phase-8 in SAS Nagar on March 12, 2009.chandigarh Updated: Oct 05, 2014 15:01 IST
Even after continuously investigating the case for five years, police have failed to reach to a conclusion in the murder case of Sameer Watts, who was shot dead from point-blank range at Phase-8 in SAS Nagar on March 12, 2009.
Now police have prepared the untraced report and would soon submit it in the court. While confirming the development, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Navreet Singh Virk said: “After probing the case from all angles, the investigation officer (IO) of the case has filed the untraced report under section 173 of the CrPC and sent to the SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police for the approval.”
It is worth mentioning that in 2013, police on suspicion had conducted the polygraph test of Sandeep Singh, brother in law of deceased— who was at a distance of 100metre from the spot where Sameer was found dead-and Achherpal, a colleague of victim’s wife Simrat, but police had failed to get any substantial breakthrough.
However, victim’s father Colonel (retired) Surender Kumar Watts had also filed a petition in Punjab and Haryana high court in 2011, demanding a probe by an independent agency.
Col Watts said that he was waiting for the justice for the past five years and had even written to the Chief Justice of India to transfer the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), as the Punjab police could not find any headway in the case.
The case will now come up for the next date of hearing on 11 November. When contacted, superintendent of police Harpal Singh Sandhu refused to divulge any detail about the case and said he was not aware of the fact, which clearly indicates the non-seriousness of police about the case.
First Published: Oct 05, 2014 12:46 IST