Suresh Raina's kin murder case solved: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh/UNI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that the case of attack and murder involving cricketer Suresh Raina’s kin has been solved with the arrest of three members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals.
Eleven other accused are yet to be arrested, DGP Dinkar Gupta said, giving details of the arrests in the case which was filed on the night of Aug 19 in Village Tharyal of Police Station Shahpurkandi in District Pathankot.
Raina’s uncle Ashok Kumar, a contractor, had died on the spot.
Kumar's son Kaushal Kumar succumbed to injuries on Aug 31 and wife Asha Rani is in hospital in critical condition. Two others injured in the attack were discharged from hospital.
Soon after the incident, the Chief Minister had ordered the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under IGP Border Range Amritsar, with SSP Pathankot, SP Investigation and DSP Dhar Kalan as its members, to investigate into the case thoroughly and expeditiously.
The SIT, during investigation, gathered all the circumstantial and physical evidence related to the case. More than 100 suspected persons were joined in the investigation, according to the DGP.
On Sept 15, the SIT received information that three suspects, who were seen at the Defence Road on the morning after the incident, were staying in Jhuggis near the Pathankot Railway Station. A raid was conducted and all three were nabbed.