BATHINDA: Four days after arresting advocate Suhail Singh Brar in the Behbal Kalan killing case on charges of fabricating evidence, the Special Investigations Team (SIT) on Saturday arrested a car agency owner from Faridkot. The SIT claims that Pankaj Motors owner Pankaj Bansal was actively involved in fabricating evidence like Suhail.
The escort vehicle of former Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma is learnt to have been taken to Pankaj Motors after firing at protesters at Behbal Kalan village on October 14, 2015, in which two persons, Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjit Singh, were killed. It is being investigated as to where the shots were fired at the escort vehicle — at the motor agency or Suhail’s residence. The weapon used, however, is said to be owned by Suhail.
Pankaj Bansal has been arrested following the confessions made by Suhail during his four-day police remand, said the police. Pankaj is said to be a close friend of another SP also named in the case.
The SIT, investigating the Behbal Kalan firing case, has gone active, as it is after a long time that two arrests have been made in quick succession. Earlier, Charanjit Singh Sharma was arrested on January 27, 2019. The challan has already been filed in the court, but a supplementary challan would be presented after completion of probe, the police said.
According to cops, some shots were fired from a .12 bore gun at the escort vehicle after the killing of two protesters to show that the people protesting against the act of sacrilege first fired at the police vehicle and the police fired only in self-defence. But, driver of the vehicle in his confessional statement recorded that no protester had fired any shot on the vehicle.