Ludhiana pastor murder: No need for CBI probe, says Punjab police chief
“Police are capable of reaching the culprits in the (pastor killing) case soon. I have some good officers and we have sound leads,” said Arora, who was in the city to have an interaction with the local youth.Updated: Jul 30, 2017 09:20 IST
Despite the failure of the Punjab Police in cracking various high-profile murder cases, director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora on Saturday exuded confidence of solving the Ludhiana pastor murder case, saying there is no need to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“Police are capable of reaching the culprits in the (pastor killing) case soon. I have some good officers and we have sound leads,” said Arora, who was in the city to have an interaction with the local youth.
He also pointed out that the CBI is yet to make any headway in four high-profile cases, involving killings of senior RSS leader Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd), Namdhari sect head’s mother Chand Kaur, two Dera Sacha Sauda followers in Khanna and Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta, which were handed over to the central agency after the police failed to solve the cases.
Regarding leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s demand for probing the role of RSS or BJP leaders into the murder of pastor Sultan Masih, the DGP said that till now, there is no proof of their involvement.
Reacting on posters supporting Khalistan coming up in Phagwara recently, Arora said Sikh hardliners based in foreign countries and Pakistani agencies are sponsoring such propaganda to spoil the peace in the state.
Earlier interacting with local youngsters, the DGP said he is meeting the youth of Punjab to know their problems and to improve the functioning of the police
First Published: Jul 29, 2017 22:21 IST