Mohali court sentences 8 men for life in SAD worker’s murder

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The Hush Post | 14:21 | 4-minute read

A Mohali court has sentenced eight persons for life for killing a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker in 2014.

Mohali’s Additional District and Sessions Judge Monika Goyal pronounced the quantum of sentence to the convicts on Friday.

For killing a SAD worker owing to old rivalry in 2014, a Mohali court on Friday awarded life term to all the eight convicts. The convicts include Kuldeep Singh, Sukhpreet Singh alias Roda, Harpreet Singh Toor and Dalbir Singh, alias Dali. These all are residents  of of Dharamgarh in Mohali. Other convicts are Rupinder Singh of Landran, besides Kamaldeep Singh alias Kamal, Gagandeep Singh, and Gursewak. The court also imposed a fine of ₹23,500 on each of the convicts, a report said.

Accused had killed an SAD worker Gurjant Singh Janta in July 2014 at Kambali village in Mohali

The convicts had killed an SAD worker Gurjant Singh alias Janta on July 7, 2014 at Kambali village in Mohali. The accused had killed 28-year-old Janta, a resident of Seaow village with sharp weapons at a service station.

The ninth convict, Gaurav Patial, alias Lucky, resident of Khuda Lahora in Chandigarh, is an accomplice of gangster Dilpreet Singh. A court had declared him a proclaimed offender in another case. Patial had fired at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma in April 2018 and had collected ₹20 lakh protection money from Verma.

Gurjant Singh Janta, with two friends had gone for car wash at the service station. Janta, his friends and a relative were consuming liquor when another group came in two cars and attacked Janta. The police had registered an FIR under murder charges of the IPC. The cops had registered this case on the complaint of Janta’s friend Major Singh, who was present at the spot.

An old enmity between the two groups was the motive of the murder. The groups had clashed on May 16 also when the counting for Lok Sabha elections was in process. The groups had clashed outside the party office of SAD candidate and eventual winner Prem Singh Chandumajra in Sector 70. Janta had allegedly attacked Dalbir Singh and the police had registered a case at Mataur. But the police did not arrest anyone in that case. Another clash occurred between both groups on June 19, 2018.

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