Press Esc to close
Thursday 23 October 2014
News updated at 2:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Namdhari booked for Hardeep's murder

New Delhi, Nov 29, 2012, DHNS:

Sacked Uttarakhand minority commission chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari has been booked for the murder of Hardeep Singh (Ponty) Chadha as investigators said on Thursday that he, along with his personal security officer Sachin Tyagi, had fired bullets at Hardeep.

The police said that the eyewitness statement recorded during investigation is also a ground for his arrest and for booking him under Section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code.

The investigators said he had fired two shots from his gun — later tampered by his son and relatives — at Hardeep during the gun fight between liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Chadha on November 17 at farmhouse number 42 located at Central Drive in Chhattarpur area of South Delhi. Both of them had died in the gun battle.


 The probing agency said that they have still not found the two cartridges fired by Namdhari as he sent his pistol to his hometown Bajpur in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar district. Though police have recovered the pistol they have not found the cartridges which may have been collected from the spot, it is suspected, and thrown somewhere. The police also said that Namdhari was absconding for three days before he was finally arrested from his hometown on November 23.

They said that they want to recover the vehicles and arrest Namdhari’s henchmen who had come to forcibly take possession of the two farmhouses — 42 DLF Central Drive farmhouse and C-98 at Bijwasan in Kapashera.

Custody extended

Namdhari was produced before a city court on Thursday as his five days’ police custody was to expire. The court extended the custody by three more days to give investigators more time to unravel the mystery and to establish his role.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao extended the custody till December 2.
The crime branch sleuths told the court that they have pressed murder charges against him as the casings of two bullets fired at Hardeep from his pistol were missing from the spot. Opposing the plea for police custody, Namdhari’s counsel R S Malik said it was not required as the alleged weapon used for firing had already been recovered.

Meanwhile, the court sent six others, who were arrested for allegedly trespassing into and looting the disputed property at Chhattarpur to 14 days of judicial custody.
On November 20, police had arrested four people identified as Uday Raj Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Raj Pal and Anand Singh Bisht. While Uday Raj Singh, 44, was Ponty’s personal security officer, 36-year-old Raj Pal was his daughter’s personal security officer. Before that on November 19, two of Ponty’s staffers — Madan Rana and Vijay Malik — were arrested for forcibly taking possession of Bijwasan’s farmhouse and throwing Hardeep’s men out of the premises.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Armed RCMP officers head in to Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident...

Armed RCMP officers head in to Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident...

The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill...

The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill...

Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday...

Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday...

Police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill...

Police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

A major fire that broke out in the crackers market in Faridabad...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

On the eve of Diwali Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Kali...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian passengers rest on a crowded platform ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Indian soccer player Peter Biaksangzuala, center, performs flips as he celebrates a goal...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

Woman buying earthen lamps at a market ahead of the Diwali festival...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

School children paint their faces during Diwali celebrations...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523