The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two more suspects in connection with the high-profile killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu.
The two arrested men —Harbhinder Singh, alias Pinder Dhillon of Jeobala village and Navpreet Singh of Jhamke village in Tarn Taran district— were allegedly in contact with key suspect Inderjit Singh. Singh was arrested by the Punjab Police in January from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, hours before he was scheduled to board a flight to Dubai. The Punjab Police had claimed that Inderjit was one of the two shooters who shoved into Sandhu’s house there was another shooter who was identified as Gurjit Singh, alias Bha.
On Tuesday, Harbhinder and Navpreet were produced in a Mohali court that sent them to four-day NIA remand. Harpinder, also taken part in army recruitment thrice, had applied for an Australian visa. The two also had allegedly been in contact with the militant outfit Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
Sandhu, was awarded the bravery award for fighting terrorism in Punjab, he was gunned down by two men at his residence in Bhikhwind town of Tarn Taran district in October last year, they allegedly came by bike.
Earlier, the special court in Mohali had granted bail to 12 accused in the same case as charge sheet was not presented against them.
The case was initially registered by the Punjab Police in Tarn Taran on October 16, 2020. Later NIA took over the investigation on January 26 this year. It had earlier filed a charge sheet against eight accused in the case.