Mata Chand Kaur murder: Punjab Police releases sketches of two suspects

Punjab Police on Tuesday released sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in the gruesome murder of Namdhari community leader Chand Kaur yesterday.

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2016, 22:39 PM IST
Mata Chand Kaur murder: Punjab Police releases sketches of two suspects
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Ludhiana: Punjab Police on Tuesday released sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in the gruesome murder of Mata Chand Kaur, wife of late Guru of Namdhari Sect Jagjit Singh.

''We've released sketch of two suspects, the probe is underway,'' DH Nimbale, DCP Ludhiana told reporters.

Later, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Jatinder Singh Aulakh also said that the sketches have been released on the basis of information by the eyewitnesses but no other clue has yet been found in this high-profile murder case.

The police had registered the case on the complaint of Kartar Singh, driver of the club cart.

Meanwhile, CM Prakash Singh Badal today reiterated that the assassins would be brought to book soon and his government was keeping a tab on the progress of the investigation by Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted for the purpose.

The CM said this while speaking with the reporters after attending the cremation.

Chand Kaur, the wife of a former Namdhari sect chief was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants at Bhaini Sahib on Monday.

Bibi Chand Kaur (85), who suffered two bullet injuries, was admitted to a Ludhiana hospital in critical condition, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The assailants opened fire at her when she came out in a club cart from the premises of Namdhari Academy after offering prayers at a function organised on the eve of the opening of the new education session at Bhaini Sahib, the international headquarters of the sect.

Her post-mortem examination was performed amid tight security at the civil hospital here.

She was cremated at Bhaini Sahib.

Notably, Bibi Chand Kaur had played a vital role in declaring Thakur Udey Singh as successor to her husband Satguru Jagjit Singh, paving the way for his elevation as the head of the sect.

Her decision was strongly opposed by Thakur Dalip Singh, elder brother of the present Namdhari chief Thakur Udey Singh.