A local court sent four others accused in the case, Satwant Singh Sohi, Taranjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh, to judicial custody on Friday. Harwinder Singh, who had suffered some injuries, was sent to judicial custody on December 6.
“We had visited the houses of the accused, Rachpal Singh, Arshdeep Singh and Jaspreet Singh in Barnala. They have not come home since the shoot out,” said Sub-Inspector Ram Rattan of Sector 22 police post. “The three are also accused in the murder case of Akali leader Malkit Singh Keetu,” he added.
The police have also recovered the license of Tarajit’s gun, which is yet to be verified. On December 3 night, two groups from Barnala ended up in a cross fire after a dispute over borrowing a car between one of the three who is now absconding and Sohi.