The police have also seized seven pistols, as well as five foreign-made .30 bore pistols, and three vehicles from their possession said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Swapan Sharma. Police have arrested five more persons in connection with the murder case of an international kabaddi player, Sandeep Singh. Arrests included two shooters, who were nabbed from a nearby village in Uttar Pradesh. Suspicions surround Harwinder, who provided logistics support and financial as well as training and logistical support while owning weapons and weapons suppliers.
A shooter, Vikas Malhe, was tasked with training the shooters and later joined Harwinder to commit the murder.
During the investigation, Malhe also revealed his involvement in two other murder cases that were unknown to the police.
According to police, Harwinder and Malhe are members of Kaushal-Daggar gang, which is active in Delhi, Haryana and western UP. Another accused Yadwinder Singh was working as a mediator between the gang members.
With Sachin Dhaulia and Manjot Kaur arrested, the SSP gave more details on the arrests. The police said that infighting and hiding the gang members was the crime of Sachin Dhaulia and Manjot. Also, there were 21 cases against Harinder in western UP and Haryana. At one point, he was a proclaimed offender in 20+ criminal cases registered against him. On March 19, four conspirators were arrested: Fateh Singh (a resident of Sangrur), Kaushal Chaudhary (of Naharpur Roopa) in Gurgaon; Amit Dagar (of Maheshpur Palvan) in Haryana; and Simranjeet Singh (former Jujhar Singh) from Madhopur village in UP’s Pilibhit
Malhe has nine criminal cases pertaining to murder and extortion registered against him in Haryana. Malhe was involved in the murder of Sukhmeet Singh, a transporter, who was shot dead in Jalandhar city in June, 2021; Manpreet Challa and Manpreet Vicki, both associates of a slain gangster Kulvir Naruana, were shot dead in Bathinda in January 2022. Malhe’s questioning revealed that these killings were also organized and executed by him to avenge the arrest of Fateh Nagri, another jailed gangster of Sangrur.