Missing NRI Hotelier was Murdered, Say Cops

Published: 31st May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Saturday confirmed that UK hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power had been murdered by his close friend and business partner Baldev Singh Deol, a fellow UK citizen. The police confirmation comes three weeks after his mysterious disappearance.

Power had reached India on May 8 and was murdered on the same day over a property dispute. His body was thrown into Bhakhra canal near Nakkian village near Anandpur Sahib. The police are yet to recover his body. They have also sent information to the UK Embassy in Delhi. Deol, who had already been booked for abduction by the Jalandhar Police on a complaint from Amrik Singh, brother of Power, has now been charged with murder. The police would soon start his extradition process.

Amrik told police that his brother came to Punjab on May 8 and he had gone missing and his close friend Deol, who was also in Punjab at that time, had received him at Amritsar Airport.

Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajinder Singh said they tracked down driver, Sukhdev Singh, who is Deol’s nephew and whose Innova vehicle was used for crime, as both of them received Power at Amritsar Airport on May 8.

While questioning Sukhdev it was revealed that they went to Golden Temple Sahib Amritsar from there they further travelled to Taran Taran, Goindwal Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Lohian, Malsian, Nakodar, Phagwara, Garhshankar, Anadpur Sahib and same time they crossed Kiratpur Sahib toll plaza and reached near a village Nakkian. “After the mudrer, they removed his clothes so that his body would not be identified,” he said.


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