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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 1:57 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 1:57 AM (IST)BMW MURDER CASE

Crucial lead in BMW case, HC told

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 6

The Chandigarh Police today claimed there was a new and crucial lead in the investigation of the case in which former Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s relative Akansh Sen was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car in Sector 9.

As the case came up for resumed hearing before Justice Rajan Gupta’s Bench, UT counsel Gautam Dutt submitted a status report in a sealed cover. After pursuing the report, Justice Gupta fixed the case for further hearing in January next.

An FIR in the matter was registered on February 9 last year for attempt to murder and another offence under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC at the Sector 3 police station. The development took place on a petition filed by Ramanjit Kaur against the UT Administration and other respondents.

The mother of one of the accused, through counsel Pawan Kumar, was seeking issuance of directions to the UT Administration for referring the matter to the CBI for investigation. It was alleged that the petitioner and her family were being harassed in the name of investigation.

Victim Akansh was allegedly hit and dragged under the wheels of the BMW in Sector 9. Following the incident, the police slapped murder charges against two accused — Balraj Singh and Harmehtab Singh.

Referring to the events as narrated in the FIR, one of the accused had earlier claimed in his anticipatory bail plea that the victim, along with another person, visited the house of Deep Sidhu early morning to enquire about a friend, Shera.

They were apprehending that Shera and Harmehtab Singh were together in the house. It was then that Balraj Singh got into his car with Harmehtab Singh sitting on the passenger side and drove the car over the victim.


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