Back for love,NRI held for murder

He returned from the UK to help his ‘harassed’ girlfriend before getting caught up in a web of crime,that began with an attempt to murder case and culminated in his arrest for alleged involvement in the ASI’s killing

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Updated: April 16, 2014 3:48:32 pm

He returned from the UK to help his ‘harassed’ girlfriend before getting caught up in a web of crime,that began with an attempt to murder case and culminated in his arrest for alleged involvement in the ASI’s killing. According to police,Tarwinder Singh alias Tally,the UK-based NRI and a main accused in the ASI murder case,returned to the state after his girlfriend,a dancer,complained to him that she was being harassed by the owner of the troupe that she was a part of.

Sources said Tarwinder,originally from Tut Kalan village near Nakodar,met the dancer in the UK,where she had gone to perform along with her troupe from Kharar. They allegedly had an affair there. After spending five months in the UK,the dancer returned to the country before calling Tarwinder alleging that her troupe owner was harassing her,sources added.

It was then that things started to go wrong for the NRI. Sources said Tarwinder contacted an alleged drug peddler in the UK,Jeeta,who introduced him to Parminder Singh alias Bhinda,another main accused in the ASI murder case.

Tarwinder,Bhinda and a few others allegedly fired at the dance troupe owner at Kharar,a couple of months ago and also snatched his .315 bore rifle. The owner survived and an attempt to murder case was lodged against Tarwinder and the others. “Now Bhinda and the other accused,in the attempt to muder case,were not letting Tarwinder leave the country and were pressurising him to get their names struck off the FIR,” a police source said,adding that they had struck a deal for Rs 16 lakh with a politician to get their names deleted from the FIR.

On March 31,Tarwinder and his associates allegedly came to Haveli restaurant on National Highway-1 to attack the dance troupe owner again. It was here that they encountered ASI Gurdev Singh,according to police.

Tarwinder was allegedly with other main accused in the ASI murder – Noni,Parminder Singh alias Bhinda and Rajinder Singh alias Minku. Police claim that the four were present when the ASI was killed as he chased an alleged drug peddler. They have also rounded Tarwinder’s uncle,who is also an NRI.

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