Shooting at Punjabi singer: Police zero in on Gangster Dilpreet’s aides

Police officials, who have Dilpreet’s remand, claimed that Singer Parmish had paid Rs 20 lakh as extortion money to the gangster.

punjab Updated: Jul 16, 2018 09:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Shooting at Punjabi singer,Gangster Dilpreet,Punjab Police
Gangster Dilpreet Singh(HT File)

After a crackdown on arrested gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan’s aides for harbouring and helping him, Punjab Police have now launched a manhunt for two of his aides who were accompanying him when he shot at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma in Mohali in April.

Sources said cops have been raiding possible hideouts to nab the duo Lucky and Budha after their involvement in the case was established.

Parmish and his friend Kulwant Singh Chahal were shot at when they were returning from an event in Chandigarh around midnight on April 14. Later Dilpreet had claimed responsibility on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh police officials, who have Dilpreet’s remand, claimed on Sunday that Parmish had paid Rs 20 lakh as extortion money to the gangster.

“The money was paid in two instalments to Dilpreet’s aides. Parmish was admitted in hospital during that time. On the first occasion, Dilpreet got the major share while the next time most of the money went to Lucky,” said a cop privy to the investigations.

Two-day remand

Dilpreet was arrested and hospitalised following a shootout in Sector 43, Chandigarh, last Monday.

He was rushed back to hospital after a local court gave his two-day remand to the Chandigarh police on Friday.

The remand got extended by another two days on Sunday for investigation into a Hoshiarpur sarpanch’s murder in Sector 38 last year. Meanwhile, he was sent to judicial custody in relation to the shootout.

As doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where Dilpreet is admitted, declared him medically unfit, he was not produced in court .

“Dilpreet will spend next two days in hospital and will be questioned in relation to the sarpanch’s murder,” said Maloya station house officer (SHO) Baldev Kumar.

Meanwhile, two sisters — Harpreet Kaur, 42, and Rupinder Kaur, alias Ruby, 38 — who were arrested on Monday night for links to the gangster were sent to 14 days judicial custody. Mohali cops had sought their remand, which was denied.

First Published: Jul 16, 2018 09:51 IST