Legislator’s nephew, accused of hotelier’s murder, surrenders (Lead)

April 22nd, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Jalandhar, April 22 (IANS) An Akali Dal legislator’s nephew, who allegedly shot dead a hotelier in this Punjab city, surrendered in a court here Friday along with an accomplice, police said. Two other accomplices had surrendered earlier in the day.

Ram Simran Singh Makkar alias Prince, who is also a councillor in the Jalandhar civic corporation, allegedly shot dead Gurkirat Sekhon, 28, late Wednesday night.

“Prince and his three accomplices Amanpreet Singh Narula, Amardeep Singh and Jasdeep Singh Jassu have surrendered before the duty magistrate here today (Friday). They have been sent to 14 days judicial remand,” police officer Ikhathar Singh told IANS.

Sekhon died of gun shots fired from close range at an eating joint near Model Town area late Wednesday night. He belonged to a leading business and land-owning family of Jalandhar and his family owns the Sekhon Grand Hotel near the Civil Lines area of the city.

Prince is the nephew of Sarabjit Makkar, Akali Dal legislator from Adampur town, 20 km from here.

The police said old enmity between two groups of youngsters could be the reason for the killing.

Meanwhile, the last rites of Sekhon took place here Friday.

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