Ponty case: Namdhari's son absconding

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 16:21 hrs

Former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Sukhdev Singh Namdhari's son, uncle and driver are absconding, police said on Tuesday.

Pertinently, Namdhari has been arrested in connection to the shootout that killed liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep.

The police said they want to question all the three absconding people and are searching for them.

Namdhari´s driver might have tampered with the gun that the former chairman of the Uttarakhand Minorities Commission allegedly used to shoot Hardeep during the shootout on Nov 17, the police said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expelled Namdhari following his arrest in connection to he incident.

A Delhi court on Saturday sent Namdhari to five-day police custody in connection with the shootout that killed Ponty and Hardeep.

The Delhi Police told the court that the small-time BJP leader was the main conspirator in the shootout at Chattarpur farmhouse in south Delhi on Nov 17.

The police has booked him under murder charges.

The police told the court that Namdhari had shot at Hardeep during the shootout.

The police on Friday 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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