UK body behind Rulda Singh murder
1 Dec 2009
CHANDIGARH: Giving a new twist to the Rulda Singh murder case, Punjab police on Sunday named NRIs Gursharanjit Singh and Manjeet Singh as prime accused who came all the way from UK to execute the contract killing. According to cops, the British Sikh Council had planned the murder.
President of Punjab Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, Rulda Singh was shot at in July this year in Patiala. DIG SK Asthana had earlier revealed that the murder was masterminded by Paramjit Singh Pamma at the behest of Jagtar Singh Tara and other leaders of terror bann group Babbar Khalsa International. After the arrest of Darshan Singh and Jagmohan Singh police were looking for those who had planned the murder.
Addressing a press conference , District Police Chief Arpit Shukla said a police party arrested them during a naka from T-junction at Kalba to Reedkheri around 12 noon. They were travelling in an Indica and during a search, the police seized a 32-bore pistol.
Patiala, August 15 2009
Rulda Singh (60), president of the Punjab Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, died in the PGI at Chandigarh after battling for life for over a fortnight.
Two unidentified clean-shaven men attacked him at his residence at New Grain Market, Sirhind Road, on July 29 when they opened fire on him injuring him critically. He was under treatment in the ICU at PGI, Chandigarh.
The police is still to make headway in the case of attack on Rulda Singh. Sources in the police told The Tribune here today that the police was scanning lists of contract killer to probe the angle of “supari killing”. These sources said the police decided to had sketches of the alleged attackers made on the basis of details given by NRI Dalbir Kaur and Rulda’s family members. Rulda had dropped Dalbir Kaur at Ragho Majra in the evening before he was attacked.
A soft spoken, Rulda Singh, was born in a village near Patiala. He was also general secretary of the NRI wing of the BJP.
A familiar face in the city social life, Rulda Singh remained a man of the masses. He was always around to lend a helping hand for anybody in distress. He was associated with a large number of social and voluntary organisations. Rulda settled down as arhtiya in the New Grain Market on the Sirhind road here about two decades back.
A mail had been received in some newspaper offices wherein a group of Jagtar Singh Tara had claimed responsibility for the attack. Tara is one of the accused in the Beant Singh murder case.