SBS Nagar police crack murder of former scribe

Arrest six youngsters, all are residents of Gadh Padhana village

SBS Nagar police crack murder of former scribe

Tribune News Service

Nawanshahar, May 23

The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police have cracked the murder mystery of a former scribe, Sunpreet Singh Mangat, whose dead body was found in the Rahon police station area during the intervening night of May 10 and 11.

Initially, as per the statement of Sunpreet’s father, the police had lodged an FIR under Section 279, 304 A of the IPC, but after getting the post-mortem report, the police treated the case as a murder case.

Giving details, SSP Alka Meena said considering the sensitivity of the case, the investigation was entrusted to the CIA on May 15, under the supervision of SP (D) Wazir Singh and DSP (D) Harjeet Singh, who further got the investigation expedited with the help of CIA in charge Dalvir Singh.

After getting the post-mortem report on May 17, Section 302 and 34 of the IPC were added.

We investigated the murder for and arrested six youngsters, aged between 18 and 24 years, she added.

As per the findings of a preliminary investigation, the SSP said the motive behind the murder was loot. The police also recovered sharp-edged weapons and two bikes from the accused, she added.

The SSP further disclosed that the deceased had lost his job as scribe after being arrested in an NDPS case in April 2017, and later, another FIR was lodged against him in 2019.

The arrested accused has been identified as Jagdeep Singh alias Babbu Bajwa, Bakhsish Singh alias Babbi, Harsh, Janit Kumar alias jinni residents of Rahon, Harjinder Singh alias Bhutta and Kamaljit, all are residents of Gadh Padhana village.

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