A year later,cops book two for murder of property dealer

More than an year after Ashok Kumar,a 32-year-old property dealer died under mysterious circumstances,the UT Police on Wednesday registered a case of murder and criminal conspiracy naming one of his business partners in the FIR.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 25, 2013 2:29 am

More than an year after Ashok Kumar,a 32-year-old property dealer died under mysterious circumstances,the UT Police on Wednesday registered a case of murder and criminal conspiracy naming one of his business partners in the FIR. As per reports by the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL),Banur resident Ashok Kumar was allegedly poisoned.

Police have registered a murder case against his business partner Darshan Singh and “others”.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (East),Vijay Kumar said: “The case was transferred to the Chandigarh Police by Patiala Police after they received the chemical analysis reports from CFSL. According to the report,traces of phosphorus and organic pesticides were found in Ashok’s viscera. According to the report,at the time of death,Ashok was in Chandigarh”.

As per the DSP,the incident took place on February 25,2012. Ashok Kumar,along with two of his business partners Balwinder Singh and Darshan Singh,went to a village near Ambala to visit a site,which one of their clients ,Karam Chand,wanted to buy.

While returning from Ambala,four of them first went to Banur to drop Balwinder at his residence. Ashok,Darshan and Karam Chand then came to Chandigarh to meet someone. As per the accused,Ashok fell ill while the three persons were in Chandigarh. He was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32,where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

“Darshan and Karam Chand had taken Ashok to the hospital and told the doctors that Ashok suffered a heart attack,” said DSP Vijay Kumar.

Inspector Gurjit Singh,SHO Banur said,“Ashok’s father,Harduari Lal,had suspected foul play and we investigationed. Ashok’s body was taken to Banur,a case was registered with the Patiala Police and post mortem was conducted at Banur. Ashok’s viscera was sent for analysis”.

When asked if the police has made any arrests in the case,DSP Vijay Kumar said,“We have received the case yesterday only. Investigations are on and the accused will be arrested soon”.

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