Punjab Police allege that two men from Canada involved in conspiracy to murder international kabbadi player

Chandigarh (IANS): Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have solved the high-profile murder case of prominent Kabaddi player, Sandeep Singh, alias Sandeep Nangal Ambia, with the arrest of four accused. Police also alleged that the case involves three alleged conspirators settled in Canada and Malaysia.

Sandeep Singh was shot dead by five assailants at a kabaddi match in Mallian village in Jalandhar district on March 14.

Those arrested have been identified as Fateh Singh of Sangrur, Kaushal Chaudhary of Naharpur Roopa in Gurugram, Amit Dagar of Maheshpur Palvan village in Haryana and Simranjeet Singh of Madhopur Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

All four accused persons, who are facing over 20 criminal cases mostly of murder and attempt to murder, were brought on production warrants from different jails.

The police have also named three main conspirators identified as Snover Dhillon, who is currently residing in Brampton in Canada and is a producer and director at Canadian Sath TV and Radio Show; Sukhwinder Singh, also residing in Canada, and Jagjit Singh, who is residing in Malaysia. They allegedly conspired to get the victim killed.

[The allegations made by Punjab Police against Snover Dhillon, Sukhwinder Singh and Jagjit Singh have not been proved in court and are just allegations.]

Director General of Police (DGP) V.K. Bhawra said that after a thorough investigation and based on information, the Jalandhar Rural Police had brought Fateh Singh on a production warrant.

He said during interrogation, Fateh disclosed that Snover Dhillon had formed the National Kabaddi Federation of Ontario and tried to convince different players to join his federation. However, most of the renowned players were associated with ‘major league kabaddi’ being managed by Sandeep Singh, rendering Snover’s federation unsuccessful, revealed Fateh, while admitting that he had also pressured some players to join Snover’s federation.

SSP (Jalandhar Rural) Satinder Singh said Fateh confessed that following the instructions from Snover, he along with Amit Dagar, Kaushal Chaudhary, Jagjit Singh, Lucky Patiyal and Sukha Duneke had arranged shooters for execution of Sandeep.

He said Simranjeet on the directions of Sukh Duneke had provided a hideout to the shooters at the house of his relative identified as Swaran Singh in Amritsar.

The police have recovered 18 cartridges and a 12 bore rifle from Swaran’s house. Consequently, Swaran Singh, who is absconding, has also been nominated in the case.

The SSP added the shooters have been identified and would be arrested soon.


International kabaddi player shot dead in Punjab