Mohit Khanna, Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 5. Slain Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill’s vehicle (Chevrolet Optra) was found 2 km from the crime site, near Bolloke village late tonight.
Meanwhile, the DSP’s father today lashed out at the police, complaining that instead of nabbing the criminals, it had been indulging in the character assassination of his son to “hush up” the case.
The DSP and Monica Kapila, an industrialist’s wife, were found murdered in a farmhouse on Hambran road on Wednesday.
Lambasting police investigations, Kashmir Singh Gill, a retired BSF commandant, said instead of collecting evidence from the crime site, some officials had destroyed evidence.
“As I looked at the body of my slain son, a policeman washed the bloodstains from the floor. As a result, forensic experts failed to collect any fingerprints, which were vital to crack the case,” he said. He said instead of informing him about the incident, a junior officer had called up his son’s driver, instructing him to reach the Sahnewal police station.
“As we (Gill and the driver) neared Dhandari, we were asked to rush towards Hambran road. Before I could reach there, the family members of the deceased woman had already left, refusing to identify her,” said Gill.
He said he had requested the investigating agencies to find out if the woman would call up Gill’s friends, including a police officer in touch with the victim during the day of the incident.
“Why did the police not set up nakas on exit roads on being told of the crime,” he asked, alleging that his son could have been a victim of a larger conspiracy and demanded that his son’s friends who were in touch with him on the day he was killed be interrogated.
“My son left home at 5.30 pm and reached Narinderpal Singh’s office. He collected the keys of Narinder’s car and left for Sanjay Agnihotri’s farmhouse.We tried to contact him at 6:30 pm but his phone was switched off.
“We got worried and informed the police. Instead of informing us about the killing, Narinderpal called up my driver, instructing him to contact the ACP of Sahnewal,” said Gill.
Commandant Gill said no police official had visited the family to inform them about the progress in the case. “Instead, they have picked up my cook, the driver and two guards for questioning.”