Namdhari's bullets hit Hardeep twice

Cops plan to seek extension of custody

Hardeep Chadha was killed by two bullets fired by sacked Uttarakhand minority commission chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari during the Chattarpur farmhouse confrontation between the two Chadha brothers, investigators said.

“After Hardeep Chadha fired at his elder brother Ponty, Namdhari fired three bullets at Hardeep, of which two hit him, leading to his death,” an investigator said.

Namdhari had earlier told police that his personal security officer Sachin Tyagi fired three bullets at Hardeep to save him. But as the investigation unfolded, police found out that Namdhari himself had fired at Hardeep.

“We have ample evidence of Namdhari killing Hardeep,” said a police officer.
Police said Tyagi too had fired three bullets from his carbine, but none hit Hardeep. “All of his bullets hit the farmhouse wall,” said a police officer, adding they are still waiting for the ballistic report.  

The crime branch of Delhi Police went to 42 Central Drive at Chattarpur in south Delhi on Friday to find the missing cartridges.

Police said the forcible  possession of the two farmhouses — 42 DLF Central Drive and C-98 at Bijwasan in Kapashera — was planned but not the gunfight. “It was in a fit of rage,” added the officer.

After the farmhouses were taken into possession by Namdhari’s men, Ponty was reluctant to visit the places.

“It was Namdhari who insisted that Ponty should visit the farmhouse,” said the officer.
Meanwhile, police are looking for Namdhari’s son and his musclemen involved in the trespassing and the shoot-out.

Namdhari, who was arrested in his home town Bajpur in Uttarakhand’s Udham Singh Nagar district on November 23, will be produced before a city court on Sunday.
Police are planning to seek an extension of his custody.

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