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Posted at: Feb 17, 2017, 2:03 AM; last updated: Feb 17, 2017, 2:03 AM (IST)

Stepbrother led to his arrest

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 16

Accused Harmehtab Singh Fareed’s stepbrother led to his arrest in Haridwar where he was hiding. His stepbrother and their manager from Khanna were rounded up in Zirakpur as they were in touch with the accused. The accused had first fled to Bengaluru and then came to Delhi and later went to Haridwar.

Sources said they were tracking Fareed’s stepbrother Palbachan and the manager, Kulwinder. Palbachan was in touch with the accused and had got the anticipatory bail plea signed by the accused.

On Wednesday evening, the accused’s stepbrother and the manager decided to meet outside a housing society in Zirakpur. Police teams, which were tracking them, reached the spot and rounded them up. 

The police questioned the duo, who revealed that the accused was hiding in Haridwar. 

The police teams then went to Haridwar and nabbed the accused during the wee hours of today. 

The sources said the accused had taken a postpaid number through which he was in contact with his stepbrother.

After the incident, both accused, Balraj Singh Randhawa and Harmehtab Singh Fareed, had gone to a friend’s house where they slept for a few hours.

Randhawa had already left the house when Fareed woke up. Fareed called his friends, who dropped him at the airport. He then flew to Bengaluru. The next day, Fareed was informed about Aknash’s death, after which he contacted a lawyer.

The police said Fareed took a train and came back to Delhi, where he stayed at a friend’s flat. Fareed also stayed at Gurugram and then went to Haridwar. 

Fareed had Rs 1.20 lakh

The police said while fleeing from Chandigarh, Fareed had Rs 20,000 with him. Later, his stepbrother  gave him Rs 1 lakh, which he used all these days. “The accused didn’t withdraw money from his bank account while he was on the run,” the sources said. 

Police suspect BMW car is with Randhawa’s cousin 

Sources said the day the police raided Randhawa’s house in Sohana, his cousin staying nearby tipped him about the raid. The sources said Randhawa, who had parked the BMW car near the house, then told his cousin to take the keys of his BMW car from his house and park it at a safe place.   

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