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Old 26-Feb-2011
Police team to visit uk for probe

Patiala February 26:

Following a go-ahead given by the Home Department, a team of Punjab police officers will leave for United Kingdom in March to gather evidence in the murder case of state president of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, Rulda Singh.

Rulda Singh was allegedly shot at his shop-cum-flat at Grain Market on July 28, 2009, by two assailants, who had later fled in a car. Sources in the police department confirmed that following a green signal from the Punjab police top brass, decks have been clear to probe this international murder mystery, in which four accused were first rounded up and later released in the UK.

“Three police officials, including DIG Counter Intelligence Sudhanshu Srivastava, investigating officer Ashish Kapoor and District Attorney Patiala GS Sandhu will leave for England to gather evidence,” claimed Ashish Kapoor. Earlier in January 2011, the UK police had given a clean chit to the four arrested accused and “released them without pressing any charges”. The UK police team, from West Midland, had visited Punjab and quizzed the two other accused lodged at different jails in Patiala.

The UK police had released Gursharan Bir Singh, Gurdit Singh, Pyara Singh Gill and Amritbir Singh. They are UK Citizens and wanted by the Patiala police. The arrest warrants of the accused have been obtained from the local court till April, 11, 2011. Meanwhile, the Patiala police is also planning to challenge the orders of the local court, which acquitted Darshan Singh, one of the main accused, in a case registered against him under the Arms Act.

Claiming that they had enough evidence against Darshan Singh, Patiala IG Paramjit Singh Gill, claimed that the plea taken by the accused that his weapon misfired in its forensic examination, would be opposed as misfire could have happened with any weapon.

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