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Murder at Abohar Farmhouse: SAD leader’s nephew surrenders before police

Punjab Police had issued a look out circular against Shiv Lal Doda and his nephew Amit Doda on Saturday.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Lidhiana | Updated: December 21, 2015 8:52 am
Bheem Tank, who was murdered at the farmhouse of a SAD leader on December 11, at her house in Sant Nagar in Abohar on Monday. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh) Bheem Tank, who was murdered at the farmhouse of a SAD leader on December 11, at her house in Sant Nagar in Abohar on Monday. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Amit Doda, the nephew of liquor baron and SAD leader Shiv Lal Doda, Sunday surrendered before the Abohar police, nine days after a Dalit youth was found dead at the Akali leader’s farmhouse. He was produced before a duty magistrate on Sunday and sent to 10-day police remand.

Ferozepur range DIG A S Chahal said Amit will undergo a lie-detector test with Harpreet Parry.

Two other accused — Shiv Lal and Davinder Parry — are yet to be arrested.

“As per our investigation, Davinder Parry was the one who chopped off the limbs of Bheem Taank and Gurjant. We are conducting raids at several places to arrest him. Parry runs an abattoir and the weapons used in the crime were also the ones used in butcheries,” DIG Chahal said.

While being taken to court, however, Amit Doda protested his innocence and claimed that he was in a business meeting with Congress MLA Rana Sodhi, at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on the day of the murder. The Congress MLA did not deny the claims but said that he was in a business meeting with Rajinder Chadha, the younger brother of Ponty Chadha, when he encountered Shiv Lal Doda and Amit Doda. “I met Amit Doda for the first time and we all sat together for about 30 minutes over a cup of tea. I later left the place at about 12.25 pm,” Rana Sodhi said.

With Amit’s surrender, the total number of accused in police custody has reached 13. Five more are yet to be arrested, said IG Bathinda range Jitendra Jain.

He added that both groups have criminal background and that victim Bheem Taank had 10 pending FIRs against him.

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  1. Kulmohan Singh
    Dec 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm
    Police may have fileda forged rape case against the deceased victim Bheem Tank to grant sympathy to the accused when the case comes up for hearing before the courts.
    1. P
      Dec 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm
      FOR CONGRESS/AAP Write down on the front pages of your dairies Jan 2016, Congress/AAP' , for petty issues ONLY RELATED TO DALIT' crying so loud , on the roads, never in the past, or would be benefited/gain support from DALIT community. URBAN, civilized voters 30-35% vote for congress, 50-60 % vote for AKALI-BJP RURAL semi civilized vote for Akali 50% BJP 20% , rest other..... Today, just for two -three related to Dalit' congress/AAP on the road, CRYING SO LOUD wide mouth, ugly outburst ,blame complain game law and order break down only just 3-4 farmers Suicides / Dalit origin unfortunate happening, CONGRESS/ AAP no word of sympathy, for others BORN PB ORIGIN, dozens in road accidents lost their lives name a single day, single instance ever any WIDE MOUTH CONG/AAP leader visited the families of road side victims.......... LIARS, WIDE MOUTH has no legs to stand upon