CBI to probe Rajbir’s murder

April 7th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Monday handed over the probe into the murder of Delhi Police official Rajbir Singh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after his family accused the Gurgaon police of shoddy investigations. The Department of Personnel and Training issued a notification to this effect following a recommendation by the Haryana government.

“The government has issued a notification but the CBI is yet to register a case and begin investigations in the case,” CBI spokesman G. Mohanty said.

Rajbir Singh was allegedly shot dead by property dealer Vijay Bhardwaj in his Sector 14 office in Gurgaon March 26.

The Haryana government, under pressure from Singh’s family, announced March 28 that it was handing over to the CBI the case of killing of the controversial assistant commissioner of police (ACP).

The senior Delhi police official had earned the sobriquet of “encounter specialist” for killing at least 50 people in shootouts.

Bhardwaj claimed to be Singh’s acquaintance for 20 years.

In his confessional statement, the realtor claimed that Singh himself had given him the gun used in the murder. Investigations have suggested that Bhardwaj owed Rs.60 million to 33 people and was under pressure to pay it back.

The investigating agency will look into various unanswered questions that have so far flustered the Gurgaon police.

The police have not been able to establish the route through which the revolver, belonging to Hisar’s additional superintendent of police Ashok Shoran reached Singh, as claimed by the accused.

The CBI will also probe if the murder was the result of a conspiracy.

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