Property dealer arrested in Patiala for murder of IAS officer’s father-in-law

The Hush Post|01:30 pm| 1-min-read 

A property dealer from Patiala, alongwith two other persons from Haryana, was arrested by the Patiala Police on Tuesday. He is involved in the murder of Swarn Singh, father-in-law of senior IAS officer Varun Roojam.
Police said the property dealer, Jagtar Singh, was the main conspirator. They said that he allegedly hired contract killers from Haryana to kill Swarn Singh.
Swaran Singh (72) was shot dead near Rajpura in November this year.
He used to visit a religious dera on Sunday. On November 18, he was stopped by some unidentified men while returning to Chandigarh.
The accused had shot him in the temple and chest with a .32 bore pistol. The automatic vehicle that he had been driving later fell into a ditch.

The body remained lying in the car for over two hours. It was noticed by a passerby after which the police were informed.
Three shells of used bullets were found at the spot.

“Swaran Singh had recently sold property and the murder could be a possible fallout,” the police had said.

Swaran Singh (72) retired as a Superintending Engineer from the UT cadre and had been staying in Chandigarh after retirement.


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