Ludhiana BJP worker’s murder: Probe transferred after family alleges bias

Ludhiana BJP worker’s murder: Probe transferred after family alleges bias

The probe was earlier marked to ACP (central), but the victim’s kin alleged that he favours an ex-councillor, who is allegedly involved within the murderThe probe into the three-year-old murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter Jagdeep Singh alias Rinkle Khera was transferred to assistant commissioner of police (ACP, north) Gurbinder Singh on Tuesday.

Earlier, the probe was marked to ACP (central) Waryam Singh. Mani Khera, Rinkle Khera’s brother, said he met additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, city 1) Pragya Jain and demanded that the investigation should be marked to a different officer. He alleged that Waryam is biased and favours Congress councillor Gurdeep Singh Neetu, who is allegedly involved within the murder.

Mani added that the ADCP has assured them that she is going to keep a tab on the progress of the inquiry. Jain confirmed that the family requested a change within the investigating officer, following which she has transferred the probe to ACP north.

The matter had taken a activate June 1 after proclaimed offender Sunny Nai appeared on social networking sites with a confession video and claimed that he had executed the killing at the behest of Congress councillor Gurdeep Singh Neetu and his two sons. Sunny had also raised questions against the special investigation team which had given a clean chit to Neetu.“We have handed over videos of confession by one among the most accused, Sunny Nai, to the ADCP, who has directed the ACP to research all those people Nai had named in his confession,” he added. On June 2, Mani filed a complaint with commissioner Rakesh Agrawal, who had marked a search to ADCP Pragya Jain.

Rinkle Khera was hacked to death by a gaggle of assailants on July 19, 2018. The police had registered a murder case against Gurdeep Singh Neetu, his son Jatinder Pal Singh and 6 others. Later, Neetu was acquitted.


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