Ponty case: Namdhari's custody extended again

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 00:24 hrs

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the police custody of former chairman of Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Sukhdev Singh Namdhari till Dec 7, in connection to the shootout that killed liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep.

Namdhari has been booked for the murder of Hardeep under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Namdhari, who has already spent 11 days in custody, needs to be interrogated further for the recovery of the alleged weapon and vehicle used in the crime, Metropolitan Magistrate Rajinder Singh said.

Namdhari's counsel R S Malik once again refuted the charges against him and claimed the allegations levelled against him were ´baseless´.

The Delhi Police on Nov 23 arrested him after questioning him at his farmhouse at Bazpur city in Uttarakhand.

Namdhari was removed from the minorities commission post by the state government this week following his involvement in the incident.

Ponty and his brother Hardeep were killed in a shootout between their groups inside their farmhouse at Chattarpur in south Delhi on Nov 17.

Ponty´s business empire is worth Rs 6000 crore.

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