The police have arrested four more accused from Kishanpura village on Jalandhar-Pathankot road in connection with the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale here today.
All the accused are associated with Damdami Taksal, Mehta Chowk, and the owner of the recovered Tata Safari is Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma, head of the Damdami Taksal.
The accused – Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of village Gehari is currently residing at Damdami Taksal headquarters, Manveer Singh, a resident of Hisowal village, Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, a resident of Dhaluwala in Haridwar (Uttarakhand), and Satnam Singh, a resident of Moranwali village (Kotkapura).
ADCP (Crime) Balkar Singh informed that on a tip off, the police installed set up a check point at Krishanpura village and an approaching Tata Safari coming from Bhogpur direction was signaled to stop. “All the occupants had long beards and were sporting round turbans (Taksali style),” he said.
“During investigation, all four accused confessed that they were involved in the attack on Dhadrianwale on May 17. We are enquiring about other persons involved in the attack and the weapons used by them in the crime.”
Officers claimed that the accused were traveling in same vehicle – PB023J 0015- used in the attack and was registered at Fatehgarh Sahib in the name of Dhumma.
When contacted, Gurdial Singh, who claimed to be an assistant to Dhumma said, “The police have illegally arrested our people. The Baba will make everythuing clear tomorrow and he is busy at a religious programme today”.