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Ponty case: Namdhari's pistol recovered

Posted on Nov 25, 02:28PM | IBNS

The Delhi Police on Sunday recovered the gun that is believed to be used by former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Sukhdev Singh Namdhari during the shootout that killed liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep on Nov 17, media reports said.

The police recovered the pistol from Namdhari's farmhouse in Uttarakhand's Bazpur city.

The pistol was believed to be used by Namdhari to shoot at Hardeep.

The police reportedly took the former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission to his Bazpur farmhouse on Sunday and searched it for possible evidence.

A Delhi Court on Saturday sent Namdhari to five-day police custody in connection with the shootout that killed Ponty and Hardeep.

The Delhi Police told the court that Namdhari was the main conspirator in the shootout at Chattarpur farmhouse in south Delhi on Nov 17.

The police has booked Namdhari under murder charges.

The police told the court that Namdhari had shot at Hardeep during the shootout.

The police on Friday arrested him after questioning him at his farmhouse at Bazpur city.

The Delhi Police on Thursday night conducted raids on Namdhari's properties in Bazpur, reports said.

Namdhari was reportedly been missing for the past few days and the police were trying to track him down as he was present at the spot when the shootout occurred.

Namdhari was reportedly accompanying Ponty when he was allegedly shot by his brother.

Namdhari earlier recorded his statement with the Delhi Police.

Namdhari, who has 26 cases filed against him in Uttarakhand between 1993 and 2009, was removed from the minorities commission post by the state government this week following his involvement in the incident.

Ponty and his brother Hardeep were killed in a shootout between their groups inside their farmhouse at Chattarpur in south Delhi last Saturday.

Ponty's business empire is worth Rs 6000 crore.