A year after the sensational murder of national-level shooter Sukhmanpreet Singh alias Sippy Sidhu, his family on Tuesday lit candles near the murder spot in Sector 27, hoping for justice.
Jippy Sidhu, brother of Sippy Sidhu, said that he was hopeful of getting justice from the CBI.
“It has been a year today since the murder took place, and we are awaiting justice. Top brass of the Chandigarh Police did their best to protect the persons involved. Ever since the CBI took over, we are hopeful that the case would be solved soon,” said Jippy.
Sippy’s mother was in an inconsolable state.
Recently, the CBI put out an advertisement in which they acknowledged the presence of a woman at the spot where the victim was murdered.
The investigating agency gave an opportunity to the woman to approach them if she was not an accused. She would be considered a party to the offence if she failed to turn up before the agency, the advertisement had stated. The family of the deceased had also suspected a woman’s involvement in the crime.
The advertisement read: “There is a reason to believe that a woman was accompanying the murderer of Sukhmanpreet alias Sippy Sidhu at the time of murder. The said woman is also given this opportunity to come forward and contact us if she is innocent. Otherwise, it shall be presumed that she was the party to the offence.”
Sidhu, a national-level shooter, was shot dead in a Sector 27 park on the night of September 20, 2015. Sippy’s family alleged that the daughter of a former woman judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court was involved in the murder. The case was transferred to the CBI in January this year.