Financier shot dead at Jawahar Camp

Cops say gangster Moni killed him for giving info about his whereabouts

Financier shot dead at Jawahar Camp

The police inspect the clinic where Harjinder was shot dead on Thursday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nikhil Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 23

Sukhwinder Singh Moni, a notorious criminal who was wanted for ATM thefts and in other criminal cases, shot dead a 45-year-old financier, Harjinder Singh Jindi, at Jawahar Camp this evening.

Deceased Harjinder Singh Jindi

Moni, along with his accomplice, barged into the clinic of Dr Ravinder Singh Dua and rained bullets at Jindi. The assailants pumped six bullets into Jindi, two in the head and the others in the chest and stomach.

The assailants had parked their WagonR car about 200 metre from the spot. After killing Jindi, they fled the scene in the car. While running towards the car, they also fired shots into the air to intimidate people. There was a huge rush in the market when the incident took place.

Dr Dua said he was giving medicine to Jindi when two assailants opened fire at him. When initial shots missed Jindi, he ran inside a cabin at the clinic. The assailants followed him and rained bullets on him. Jindi’s kin said he usually carried a licensed weapon but today, he left it at home.

According to sources, Moni believed Jindi was behind the arrest of his gang members. He also believed Jindi was also telling the police about his whereabouts as he (Moni) was also a resident of Jawahar Camp.

Moni behind killing: CP

Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal told The Tribune that notorious criminal Sukhwinder Moni, who had a dispute with Jindi, shot him dead. He was captured on CCTV cameras. His accomplice is yet to be identified.

Killers captured on CCTV cameras

After killing Jindi, the killers ran towards their car. As they were running, they were captured on CCTV cameras. The CCTV cameras installed at the garment shop where the killers parked their car also captured them.

Gangster has Rs 50K reward on him

In November, Moni’s gang had uprooted an ATM of SBI on Pakhowal Road containing Rs 23 lakh. Eleven days after the theft, the police had arrested three gang members, namely Deepak, alias Deepu, of Barota, Shimlapuri; Ajay Kumar Babbal of Ferozepur, and Deepak Kumar Billa of Jawahar Nagar, Ludhiana. The ATM was not recovered as it was with Moni. The police had even announced Rs 50,000 cash reward for his arrest. Moni’s gang had also committed a robbery at Punjab National Bank (PNB), Kochar Market, on August 1, 2016.

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