Sabharwal aide case: Reward for clue

Parminder Singh, who worked as an accountant in Himanshu Sabharwal’s advertising firm in Gurgaon, was stabbed to death late on Thursday. His body was found in the Maurice Nagar area near Khalsa College in the north Delhi University campus by a passerby.

Coordination

“Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 in the case and has instructed the Special Cell to coordinate with the north district police in investigating the murder of Parminder Singh,” Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.
“Himanshu was called for questioning on Saturday for the second time,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Sagar Preet Hooda said, adding that no arrests have been made in the case so far.

Hooda refused to divulge anything further. “We are investigating the case and cannot divulge anything beyond this right now.” The police have ruled out robbery as the motive behind Parminder Singh’s murder as they found his motorcycle near his body.

Candle-vigil

However, his mobile phone was not recovered. According to the police, Singh, Himanshu and their friend Pooja were planning a candle-vigil seeking justice for Professor H S Sabharwal’s muder.

They pasted posters for the campaign in Delhi University between 8-11 pm on Thursday to gather people for the candlelight-vigil on Sunday at India Gate.

Professor Himanshu Sabharwal died after being beaten up by students in Ujjain’s Madhav College in the August of 2006.

However, a Maharashtra court on July 13 had acquitted six activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) — the students wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), charged with beating the professor to death — due to lack of evidence.

According to the police, Himanshu said they had been putting up posters at various places till around 11 pm, when they left and that was the last time they saw Singh.
There were also reports that Himanshu had named members of the ABVP as being behind the murder. The ABVP has vehemently denied the allegations.

The candlelight vigil seeking justice for Prof Sabharwal will be held at India Gate on Sunday between 4:30 and 6:30 pm.

IANS

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