Mohali police claimed to solve Journalist KJ Singh murder case: one arrested
Mohali(Prabhmeet Luthra): After 33 days of high profile murder, Mohali police claimed to solve double murder case of journalist KJ Singh and his mother by arresting one person name. SSP Mohali Kuldeep Singh Chahal while addressing a press conference in Mohali on Thursday told media persons that police have arrested Gaurav Kumar from airport port road near homeland flats. Belongings of KJ Singh also recovered from accused. KJ Singh’s car ford icon, ATM cards, two mobile phones, one watch, DVD player, Airtel DTH set up box and one tally flash have recovered.Police have also recovered a knife used for slit the necks and murder of mother and son. SSP Kuldeep Chahal gtold that accused was roaming in KJ Singh’s car with fake number plate. When PCR-26 seen the fishy number plate of PB-64A-6474. In the meanwhile PCR incharge Ajay Pathak flashed the alert message to all PCR parties about this car. When PCR stopped the car on Mohali sohana road and checked the vehicle, a service slip on the name of KJ Singh was found. Police brought him into police station and interrogate. “Gaurav had been staying in a rented accommodation in Kajheri village for the last few months. He belonged to Bulandshahr but had been residing in a rented accommodation at Badheri, Chandigarh adjoining Mohali.” Says SSP Chahal. Accused entered KJ’s residence by scaling a low-height boundary wall. He rang the door bell twice and then took cover in the dark. When KJ Singh opened the door, the accused first assaulted him. Since KJ was tall and well-built, a scuffle took place. The accused was carrying a knife with which he stabbed KJ Singh multiple times, dragged his body to the bedroom and then slit his throat. Since KJ’s mother was also present in the house at that time, the accused killed her as well.SSP said that the main motive behind the crime was personal enmity. Gaurav may have murdered Singh for revenge. A few weeks before the murder, Singh had slapped accused for allegedly being a nuisance at a park near his houseThe police claimed that during that KJ had thrashed him when he was roaming in the park near KJ’s house. This angered him and he decided to take revenge, added the SSP. It is pertinent that Senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother Gurcharan kaur were found murdered in their house in Mohali on September 23, 2017.
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