NIA begins probe into dera follower Manohar Lal’s murder

Team visits crime site in Bathinda

NIA begins probe into dera follower Manohar Lal’s murder

A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated a probe into the murder of a dera follower Manohar Lal (53), who was shot dead by two masked men at his shop in Bhagta Bhaika in Bathinda on November 20 last year.

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 24

A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated a probe into the murder of a dera follower Manohar Lal (53), who was shot dead by two masked men at his shop in Bhagta Bhaika in Bathinda on November 20 last year.

As per information, the team today reached the crime site, Jatindra Telecom shop in Bhagta, to recreate the scene and the entire process was videographed. The team reviewed the spot and talked to the deceased’s family members. However, they did not speak to the media, but sources claimed that the officials were working on the role of foreign elements in the case. Bathinda SSP Ajay Maluja confirmed that a team of the NIA had visited Bhagta to probe the murder case of dera follower Manohar Lal. He said the case had been handed over to the NIA and the files had already been transferred to them.

Notably, the police had arrested two Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) activists, Lovepreet Singh, alias Ravi, and Ram Singh, alias Sonu, from Moga on May 22.

Later, the police had arrested their third accomplice Kamaljit Sharma, alias Kamal, on June 1 with ammunition. According to the police, Kamal is the main sharp shooter involved in the dera follower’s murder, murder of a priest of KTF chief Hardeep’s Nijhar village, Sukha Lamme murder case and Moga supershine murder case.

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