Shaurya Chakra awardee murder: Man who supplied weapons to shooters among three held

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The Punjab Police Tuesday arrested three persons, including a key accused in the murder case of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu, from Tarn Taran.
Those arrested have been identified as Gurwinder Singh alias Baba, who played a pivotal role in Sandhu’s killing, and his two aides — Sandeep Singh alias Kala and Gurpreet Singh alias Randhawa.
One hand-grenade, one RDX-IED (improvised explosive device), two .30 bore pistols along with magazines and 13 live cartridges, 635 grams of heroin, 100 of grams opium, Rs 36.90 lakh cash and a car were seized from their possession, a senior police official said.
Sandhu was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Tarn Taran in October 2020. He was awarded Shaurya Chakra in 1993 for fighting Khalistani militancy in Punjab.
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said Gurwinder Singh, who is a proclaimed offender, had provided weapons to shooters.
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