Panchkula murder: Started supplying bouncers in 2007, Amit now had army of 200punjab Updated: May 09, 2017 10:40 IST
Amit Sharma (HT Photo)
Fond of working out in the gym since his younger days, Amit Sharma got his first job as bouncer in Chandigarh’s private club in 2007 and this was beginning of his long but troubled stint in this business.
As demand for private security increased with more night clubs being set up in the city; he began outsourcing bouncers to and slowly developed an army of over 200 needy youngsters mostly from Punjab, under this firm named ‘The Black Bull’.
His partner of initial days, Jatinder Kumar said, “He developed a huge circle because of his fair deal and clean business, but this came with a price in terms of animosity between him and others in town, having in the same profession.”
Prabhjot Singh, another friend, said he never attempted to harm others.
“They were the one who attacked him first in July and then there was major scuffle between him and other groups in Mohali later in November,” he added.
100-ODD FRIENDS GATHER OUTSIDE HOUSE
As the news of his death spread around the tricity, more than 100 of his old accomplices, all of them well-built, gathered outside his house. They claimed Sharma would not be cremated till the accused were nabbed.
WAS INVOLVED IN MOHALI SHOOTING
Sharma, now dead, was named as the prime accused in SAS Nagar Phase-8 firing in which more than 70 rounds were fired last year, when two groups — one led by him and the second gang by Sonu Shah of Burail, Chandigarh, clashed in November last year.
The mayhem had lasted five minutes. Last month, He had been released on bail in this case.
SAS Nagar SP Jaskiran Teja who also reached the spot on Monday said, “After the November incident, Sharma was jailed for three months after being charged for attempt to murder.”
“On the face of it, old rivalry could be the major reason for his killing today,” Teja said, adding that the SAS Nagar and the Panchkula police were holding a joint inquiry into the matter.
First Published: May 09, 2017 10:35 IST