Monday, June 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Bhaddal institute trustee arrested
Tribune Reporters

Wagah, June 22
Mr Bakshish Singh Randhawa, who was returning with the jatha from Pakistan was picked up by the Mohali police in mufti from outside the Wagha gate after immigration clearance at 2.45 p.m.

Mr Randhawa, a trustee of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, was named as an accused in the FIR in connection with murder of Mr Gurcharan Singh, Chairman of the institute.

Mr Randhawa was accompanied by his wife Ms Hardev Kaur, also a trustee of the institute, son Mandip Singh and a family friend Ms Gurmeet Kaur, when the police swooped on them. Four policemen in mufti were accompanied by two police personnels from Kahngarh chowki just outside the Wagha joint check point. According to Ms Hardev Kaur, they refused to show the arrest warrant and took him inside the chowki. The brother of Mr Randhawa, Mr Ajit Singh, who had come to receive the family was refused entry inside the chowki.

SAS NAGAR: Gurcharan Singh, 51-year-old chairman of the institute, was stabbed to death on Saturday morning by two unidentified youth, 500 yards away from his house in Phase XI here. The assailants managed to escape on a two wheeler.

The police had immediately raided the Sector 70 residence of Mr B.S.Randhawa, one of the Trustees of the institute, who, according to the information with the police, allegedly differed with the Chairman over the running of the institute. Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, Ropar and the SP, Mohali, Mr H.S. Bhullar, confirmed that Mr Randhawa had been arrested on the charges of abetment of murder.

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