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Amritsar businessman Anoop Singh faked his own murder to get loans waived and insurance claim

December 07, 2019 08:59 PM

AMRITSAR: In a major breakthrough, the Tarn Taran police have solved the mystery behind the fake murder of Anoop Singh, who had plotted his own murder with the ulterior motive getting over Rs. One crore loan waiver and life insurance claim.

The police have arrested all three main accused directly involved in the planning, preparation and execution of the plot.

Further, the role of the other family members, including the father of Anoop Singh, is being examined to ascertain the involvement in the plot, as well as his false statements to the police.

SHO Police Station Harike, on the morning of December 5, received information that a burnt dead body was lying on the edge of the Harike–Patti road. A Chevrolet car, with number PB02 CV 9351, was found parked next to the body, with the door of the driver’s side of the car left open.

On examination of the body, it was concluded that it had been charred from burning after pouring oil on the victim’s body. Further, the stomach and abdominal organs of the victim had split out of the body. The Aadhar card, PAN card, ATM card and some photos were recovered from the scene, lying near the dead body, which led to its possible identification as that of a man named Anoop Singh, son of Tarlok Singh, resident of 75, Waheguru City, Chabhal Road, Amritsar. A bottle of oil was also recovered from the parked Chevrolet car.

Anoop Singh’s father was informed of the incident. Upon reaching the scene of occurrence, his father Tarlok Singh identified the dead body as that of his son Anoop Singh. It was also revealed that Anoop Singh’s family operates a whole-sale cold drinks business in Amritsar.

A forensic team was also requisitioned from Amritsar and it collected vital biological evidence of the victim and other important physical evidence from the scene. The body was thereafter sent to the local Civil Hospital for conducting the post mortem.

Further, based on the statement of Tarlok Singh, FIR number 84, dated December 5, 2019, was registered under sections 302 and 201 Indian Penal Code.

According to a spokesperson of the Punjab Police, during a thorough investigation of the case, Karandeep Singh, the brother of Anoop Singh, revealed that it was Anoop Singh and a man Karan @ Kaka, who worked at their home as a domestic servant, who had taken a homeless, immigrant man named Babba, living on the road side, with them in the Chevrolet car to Harike – Patti road. Thereafter, both Anoop Singh and Karan @ Kaka had stabbed the actual victim, Babba, with a sharp edged gandasa and then burnt the body by pouring oil on him and left him lying along the road with the Chevrolet car.

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