September 23, 2015 1:21:10 am
TWO DAYS after the murder of national-level shooter and corporate lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu alias Sippy Sidhu, 35, the Chandigarh Police on Tuesday claimed to have found some “vital clues”.
The police are searching for a woman who fled from the Sector 27 park immediately after Sippy was shot dead by two unidentified assailants. The police search is based on the account of an eyewitness to the murder. The identity of the eyewitness, a member of a political family of Punjab, was withheld by the police, considering her stature. Sources told The Indian Express that the eyewitness, a woman, had elaborately described the incident.
UT Superintendent of Police (City) Parminder Singh said, “We hope to solve this case in a day or so. We have got some vital clues and our investigation is going in the right direction.”
The eyewitness told the police that Sippy was murdered in the park and not at any other place, as the police initially suspected. The eyewitness said she saw a “young woman, wearing T-shirt and jeans, running away from the spot soon after the shots were fired”. After the gunshots were fired, two men and the woman sped away in a car.
Police investigations have also found that Sippy did not receive any suspicious phone call before his murder. However, they added that they were exploring the possibility that somebody might have contacted him on WhatsApp and called for a meeting at the Sector 27 park.
“The statement of the eyewitness points towards the presence of a woman. Now we will find out who she is and how she contacted Sippy. The forensic experts at CFSL are analysing Sippy’s phone,” a senior police officer said.
On Tuesday, the Chandigarh Police also recorded statements of Sippy’s family members and asked them about his close friends and the possibility of rivalry with anybody.
One of the family members of Sippy, on condition of anonymity, told The Indian Express, “We have given some clues to the police. There are a few persons whom we suspect to have played a role in Sippy’s murder.”
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