Pandher clan to boycott Moninder

Punjab's Pandher community which is concentrated in 32 villages in Ludhiana decides to excommunicate Moninder Singh Pandher.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 06:22 IST

Punjab's Pandher community which is concentrated in 32 villagesin Ludhianahas decided to excommunicate Moninder Singh Pandher, the main accused in the Nithari serial killings in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The announcement of social boycott of the Noida businessman was made at a meeting of community members at at village Ravsiana in this district, Pandher Association spokesman said on Monday..

He said the meeting chaired by its president Jaswinder Singh unanimously adopted a resolution to excommunicate Moninder Singh Pandher alias Goldi.

"We hold him guilty of maligning the reputation of the Pandher community," the resolution said.

More DNA tests conducted

On Sunday, Soniya Aslam, mother of Sheikh Raja (9) and Nand Lal, father of Payal (26), sent in their blood samples for DNA tests. The investigations into the incident have come to a complete standstill. “Since the announcement that the case is going to be transferred to CBI, we have stopped all our investigations. No CBI team has however approached us till now for taking the documents concerning the case,” said SSP R K S Rathore.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav should have resigned on moral grounds in the wake of the serial killings of minor children in Nithari village, former prime minister V P Singh has said. Speaking to reporters here last night, he said Uttar Pradesh was a fit case for the imposition of President's rule.

First Published: Jan 09, 2007 06:22 IST