Two aides of Punjab hotelier’s shooter surrender

April 22nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Jalandhar, April 22 (IANS) Two men, said to be accomplices of a ruling Akali Dal legislator’s nephew who allegedly shot dead a hotelier in this Punjab city, surrendered before a court here Friday, police said.

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. He is untraced and still on the run.

“Amardeep Singh and Jasdeep Singh Jassu, accomplices of Prince, have surrendered before the duty magistrate here today (Friday). We have taken them into custody. We are hopeful that Prince would also surrender very soon. Police are also conducting raids to nab him,” police officer Ikhathar Singh told IANS Friday.

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.

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