The Ludhiana Police on Friday arrested four more persons in Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwala attack case taking the total number of arrests to eight. One of the arrested persons is Sukhwinder Singh alias Sonu, a resident of Chowk Mehta in Amritsar, which is also where the Damdami Taksal dera, led by Baba Harnam Singh Dhuma, is headquartered.
The police Friday also impounded a white Tata Safari (PB 23J-0015) registered in the name of ‘Baba Harnam Singh’ of VPO Mehta, Amritsar. Speaking to The Indian Express, Ludhiana Police commissioner JS Aulakh said: “Links of the arrested persons and the vehicle with dera head Harnam Singh Dhuma are being investigated. We are yet to get a clear picture” Aulakh said that involvement of all four persons arrested Friday in Dhadhrianwale attack has been confirmed.
“They have been captured in CCTV footage that has been obtained. They are being interrogated now and we hope to get leads of other suspects soon,” he said. No police have been sent to Chowk Mehta yet. The other accused arrested on Friday were identified as Manveer Singh alias Mahant of village Hissowal of Sudhar (Ludhiana), Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi of village Daluwala of Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and Satnam Singh of village Morawali of Faridkot.
The police arrested the accused from a special checkpoint established at Jalandhar-Pathankot road near Kishangarh Adda. The police also claimed that the four persons confessed their involvement in the case. While the police is still mum over the motive behind the entire conspiracy, sources confirmed that the attack, which left Bhupinder Singh Dhakki Wale dead, was a fallout of Facebook war between Dhuma and Dhadrianwale.
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