Ponty Chadha case: Police detain ex-Uttarakhand minority body chief Namdhari
Delhi Police on Friday detained former Uttarakhand Minority Commission chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, a key witness in the killings of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep Chadha.
Namdhari is now being brought to Delhi from his farmhouse in Bazpur, Uttarakhand.
Police had earlier raided several of Namdhari's properties.
Namdhari has been questioned twice since the November 17 killings of the Chadha brothers at their disputed farmhouse in the city's Chhattarpur area.
Police believe Namdhari has not revealed the full details of the shooting. In his complaint, Namdhari only mentioned that Hardeep fired first, said the officer.
He added that Namdhari did not say anything about the forceful entry by Ponty Chadha and his men at the disputed farm on the fateful day.
A source said that Namdhari had been intervening in the property dispute between the two brothers and Hardeep was not happy over his interference.
The Uttarakhand Government removed Namdhari as chairman of Uttarakhand Minority Commission following his involvement in the shootout.
It has also emerged that Hardeep was shot from the back as well.
The revelation has raised a question mark on the theory that Hardeep was shot at "in self-defence".
Police have now begun investigating whether Hardeep was murdered.