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Ponty Chadha's body sent for a second postmortem

Nov 18, 2012 07:42 PM IST India India

New Delhi: In the latest twist in the murder of liquor baron Ponty Chadha, the police on Sunday sent his body for a second postmortem as three bullets are still inside his body. Sources say that the body of the liquor baron was handed over to the police by the doctor who performed the postmortem without informing that the bullets are still inside his body. The doctor, however, later informed the police after which the body was send back for a second postmortem.

Police also registered two FIRs in connection with the killing of Chadha and his young brother Hardeep, who were locked in a dispute over ownership of a farmhouse in south Delhi.

Police earlier in the day detained fifteen people for questioning in connection with the case. Investigators said they were looking into call records of Ponty, whose real name is Gurdeep, and his brother to build the exact sequence of events that led to the incident in which guards of both the brothers opened fire.

Hardeep was not at the farmhouse at the time of the incident and was in a meeting in Noida. Before noon Ponty had called a friend, who is member of UP Minorities Commission, and told him that they will take a round of the farmhouse.

Hardeep also got to know about Ponty's men taking possession of the farmhouse and he abruptly ended the meeting to rush to the spot. Ponty along with the Commission member and Hardeep reached the farmhouse almost at the same time. Ponty's men had then opened the gate. In a fit of rage, Hardeep allegedly opened fire with bullets first hitting Ponty's guard Narender and then Ponty himself. Then the guards from both sides opened fire.

With Additional Inputs From PTI