THE SPECIAL CBI court on Tuesday accepted the closure report in the murder case of Sham Fashion Mall owner Amarjit Singh Khurana. Earlier, the court rejected the closure report in August 2014 after the family members of Khurana raised some objections.
The case came up in the special CBI court and the court accepted the CBI’s appeal for the closure of the murder case.
Khurana was murdered in Sector 35 on the night of May 5, 2009, when two unidentified youths on a motorcycle gunned him down and took away his bag, which contained documents and some cash. Initially, the Chandigarh Police investigated the case.
On a petition filed by Khurana’s family, the Punjab and Haryana High Court transferred the investigation to the CBI in 2010. In a communication to the police, the CBI stated that lapses in the initial investigation had led to dead end in the case. Call records of the deceased and suspects, along with the mobile tower dumps of various service providers on the date of occurrence of crime were not taken, the mobile phone of the deceased was misplaced by the police and the CCTV footage of the cameras installed in Sham Fashion Mall was not collected or taken on record, the CBI said. The Chandigarh Police arrested a gang of six West Bengal natives who were wanted for many robberies across northern India few days before the closure report was filed.