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Cops to seek further custody of Namdhari

Posted on Nov 29, 02:12PM | IBNS

Former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, who was arrested in connection to the shootout that killed liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep, will be produced in a Delhi court on Thursday.

The Delhi Police might seek further custody of Namdhari, whose five-day police custody ends on Thursday.

Investigators claimed they will need to gather more evidence in connection to the case.

The 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 the small-time BJP leader was the main conspirator in the shootout at Chattarpur farmhouse in south Delhi on Nov 17.

The police has booked him under murder charges.

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

The police on Nov 23 arrested him after questioning him at his farmhouse at Bazpur city in Uttarakhand.

Namdhari 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 on Nov 17.

Ponty's business empire is worth Rs 6000 crore.