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Punjab police solves 10-yr-old murder case, arrests two

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Police Thursday claimed to have solved a 10-year-old murder case of a in with the arrest of two persons.

Seona, a Punjabi of the Shiromani Akali Dal, was shot dead on September 12, 2008, by unknown assailants. A case was registered at in city in this regard.

During investigation it was found that the motive behind the killing was a family dispute, said Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, the IGP (Intelligence) at the (OCCU) of the Police.

Since Seona had written a controversial article in a vernacular newspaper, prior investigations suspected the involvement of some radical elements in his killing, he said.

He said two persons were arrested in the case Thursday. They were identified as Daljit Singh of and Pushpinder Singh of Jind in

After an intensive questioning, both of them confessed to the crime and revealed the names of other men involved in the crime.

Both the accused have a past criminal record, he said.

Kunwar said further investigation in this case was on and efforts were being made to nab the other accused.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:20 IST