A DAY after an accident in which one person was killed and another seriously injured, the local police are yet to trace the owner of the BMW that crushed the two-wheeler. The police are also yet to trace the driver of the BMW. Police said all the documents in the car were burnt after the car caught fire. Police visited the agency from where the car was purchased but it was closed as it was a holiday due to Dussehra.
Balongi Station House Officer (SHO) Satnam Singh said all the documents were burnt in the fire as the car was completely damaged so they could not find the Registration Certificate (RC) and bills. The SHO said nobody has claimed the vehicle yet. “We are hoping to trace the owner Wednesday after verifying the address from the agency from where the car was purchased,” said the SHO.
The Investigating Officer (IO) of the case, Assistant Sub-Inspector Dilbagh Singh, said he along with his team visited the agency in Chandigarh from where the car was purchased but it was closed. Meanwhile, the body of Gagandeep Singh was handed over to his family after post-mortem. The family members said Gagandeep was a landlord and he was staying in Phase 3B2 with his wife and a 12-year-old son. He came to Mohali to provide better education for his son.
“Gagan had already lost his parents. He wanted his son to become an IAS officer. He was a well-off farmer but he felt that his son could not get good coaching in his home district, Sangrur, so he moved here,” said a relative, who is a police officer. Chamkaur Singh, who was riding pillion on the Activa that was driven by Gagandeep, was taken to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala by his relatives. Chamkaur Singh came to Mohali to meet Gagandeep. Both hail from the same village, Sarao, in Sangrur.