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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Murder of Amritsar Hindu leader: One more accused held from Mumbai

 Accused was leaving for Dubai when Mumbai police caught him from airport; cops say his bike was used in killing of Hindu Sangharsh Sena leader Vipan Sharma.

punjab Updated: Dec 23, 2017 13:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Vipan Sharma was shot dead by a group of assailants in Amritsar on October 30.
Vipan Sharma was shot dead by a group of assailants in Amritsar on October 30.(HT File )

Police have arrested another accused in the murder of Hindu Sangharsh Sena leader Vipan Sharma, who was shot dead by a group of assailants here on October 30.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Jagmohan Singh said accused Bikramjit Singh alias Ghulla of Amritsar, who helped notorious gangsters Saraj Sandhu alias Mintoo and Shubham Singh in the killing of right-wing leader, was arrested by the Mumbai police at the airport there on December 17.

He said, “We had issued a look-out circular (LOC) in the name of Bikramjit. On December 17, the accused was about to leave the country from Mumbai airport when the police arrested him. He was carrying an air ticket for Dubai.”

On November 29, the police had arrested Vishal Sharma alias Bahman of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar and Kunwarbir Singh alias Kammy of Amritsar in connection with the case.

He said the Mumbai police has handed the accused over to the Punjab Police. “We have taken his remand for four days. His interrogation is on.”

The police had initially booked Saraj Mintoo, Shubham Singh and Dharminder Singh alias Goli Kazikot in the case, all of whom are still on the run.

The DCP said, “After the interrogation of Bahman and Kammy, we had booked Bikramjit, who had given his motorcycle to be used during the crime. We have already recovered the bike.”

He said, “Bikramjit was also wanted by the Sultanwind police in a case registered against him under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66 of the Information Technology (IT) Act.”

A fresh case under Sections 302 (murder), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against Bikramjit, he added.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 13:52 IST