January 12, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The central investigating agency CBI has taken over the probe into three murder cases in Ludhiana and Jalandhar, believed to be interlinked, including the killing of Chand Kaur, 84-year old wife of a former Namdhari sect chief Jagjit Singh. Chand Kaur was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at Bhaini Sahib near Ludhiana in April last year.
The media reported that the CBI has also registered two more FIRs related to a car explosion in December 2015 in which a cloth merchant Ajay Kumar was killed in Dugri village, 20 kilometres from Jalandhar. Besides, FIR in a third case related to the murder of Namdhari leader Avtar Singh Tari in April, 2011 has also been filed in which an accused Dalip Singh has been named.
While referring to the undisclosed sources the Hindustan Times (HT) reported that all the three cases are believed to be arising from the feud among different groups of Namdhari sect.
The media stated that the CBI took over the probe from Punjab Police. In its recommendation to handing over of probe to the CBI, the Punjab government’s home department had said, “All these three incidents are interconnected and appear to be handiwork of same persons or organisation.” It is belived by the home department that “there is commonality in all these cases…All these cases are result of some conspiracy and are part of sinister design of some hostile/anti-sub continent group or organisation whose motive is to disturb the law and order in the state.