Ludhiana IGP to probe Bathinda deaths

Bathinda trader had killed wife, kids and self

Bathinda, December 23

The Director General of Police (DGP) has asked IGP, Ludhiana Range, Naunihal Singh to probe the case of trader Davinder Garg who committed suicide after shooting his wife and two kids at his house in Green City Colony in Bathinda on October 22.

Former Additional Advocate General, Punjab, Shinder Singh Brar, who is the counsel for the family, said complainant in the case Ashwani Garg, who is Davinder Garg’s brother, had filed a writ petition in the Punjab & Haryana High Court complaining that the probe was going on at a snail’s pace. The high court issued a notice to the state government seeking its reply.

Ashwani also sent a complaint to the DGP, urging him to entrust the probe to any officer out of Bathinda district. He said taking note of the complaint, the DGP had handed over the case to the Ludhiana Range IGP.

The Bathinda police had registered a case against nine persons on the basis of a suicide note. The police had arrested four accused — Manjinder Singh Dhaliwal, Ashok Kumar Rama Mandi, Parveen Bansal and Mani Bansal. However, they failed to arrest Sanjay Jindal Bobby, Raju Kohinoor, Aman Kohinoor, Babbu Kalra and Abhishek Johri.

The Bathinda police have constituted a four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT). On December 4, accused Sanjay got a stay on his arrest till January 21, 2021, from the high court. Manjinder, Parveen and Ashok got bail while the SIT found that there was no role of Mani in the case, so his name was excluded from the FIR. In the suicide note, Davinder had cited financial wrongdoing and harassment by nine persons as the reasons for taking the extreme step. — TNS

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