Canadian NRI murdered in Punjab, cop among 11 booked

NRI Harinder Singh Sran 46, a Canadian Punjabi was gunned down over a land dispute, and 11 persons including Bhola Singh, a police inspector posted at the Chandigarh crime branch has been booked.

Harinder who lived in Winnipeg for the last 25 years had a disagreement with his brother’s wife Baljinder Kaur over possession of land owned by him, Villagers say he went to India to harvest the wheat crop he had sown on his land with the help of his relatives, and sought police protection in anticipation of an attack from his detractors. The Superintendent of police said in response they sent some police personnel to the village, who visited the NRI’s land but did not find anything suspicious there.

Meanwhile the Moga police station officer said when Harinder was getting the wheat crop harvested his sister-in-law reached the spot with 2 accomplices and after a verbal battle they opened fire and gunned down the NRI who died on the spot. A labourer was also injured in the attack.

Following the incident a murder case was registered against 11 persons, but no arrests have been made. The authorities say further investigation in underway.