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One more held in Ponty Chadha murder case

On Thursday, one more person has been arrested in the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Singh Chadha in a property dispute, taking the total number of people held in the incident to seven. All those arrested are associates of Ponty Chadha.

Mathura Singh Mehra, 30, a servant of Ponty Chadha was arrested today in a trespassing case,’ said Joint Commissioner of Police, Vivek Gogia.

Mehra is the seventh person arrested in the 17 November incident at Chhatarpur, where the two brothers were killed in a shootout. Mehra, a resident of west Delhi’s Sultanpuri has been working as a servant at Ponty Chadha’s farmhouse for the last seven years. ‘Mehra assisted Ponty Chadha’s men, who first were involved in a scuffle at Bijwasan (farmhouse) and then the Chhattarpur farmhouse. He also provided them arms,’ said Gogia.

Earlier, six people associated with Ponty Chadha were arrested.

Police have registered three first information reports (FIRs) in the 17 November shootout. ‘Two FIRs have been registered regarding the Chhattarpur shootout incident while the third FIR has been registered for the scuffle that took place at the Bijwasan farmhouse,’ said Gogia.

‘At around 11 am on 17 Nov ember scuffles were reported from both the farmhouses,’ he added.

‘No one received injuries in the scuffle at Bijwasan farmhouse where there was no report of firing. However, at the Chhattarpur farmhouse, the liquor baron’s men had allegedly tried to evict Hardeep’s staff after firing there,’ said Gogia. Later, around 12.30 pm both the brothers were killed at the Chhattarpur farmhouse in a shootout.

According to the police, around 21 teams have been deployed by the Delhi police to investigate the double murder case.
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