First arrest made in Chandigarh BMW killing case

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 21:40 hrs

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Over a week after a BMW luxury car fatally ran over a relative of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here, an absconding accused Harmehtab Singh alias Farid was arrested from Delhi, Chandigarh Police sources said.

Harmehtab has been brought to the city for further investigations.

Harmehtab and another accused Balraj Singh Randhawa were allegedly in the car when it hit and mowed down Akansh Sen, a nephew of Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh early on February 9 in upscale Sector 9.

The crime was said to be a fallout of an argument and a scuffle during a late-night party.

The Chandigarh Police, whom the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and his relatives accused of laxity, had booked Harmehtab and Randhawa on murder charge.

Harmehtab, a rich landowner, is the great-grandson of former PEPSU (Punjab and East Punjab States Union) state Chief Minister Gian Singh Rarewale.

Akansh Sen, 28, son of Virbhadra Singh's brother-in-law Arun Sen, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here after battling for life for nearly 36 hours.

As many as 25 police teams were sent to arrest Harmehtab and Randhawa.

--IANS

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