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Police now hunts for Ponty's cash lying with Namdhari, takes him to Uttarakhand

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Delhi Police is now on the lookout for estate baron Ponty Chadha's cash suspected to be stashed with Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, who has been named as the main conspirator in
PTI December 01, 2012 15:47 IST
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New Delhi, Dec 1 : Delhi Police is now on the lookout for estate baron Ponty Chadha's cash suspected to be stashed with Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, who has been named as the main conspirator in the shootout.


 
On Friday, police took Sukhdev Singh Namdhari to Bajpur,Uttarakhand to assist in investigation.
 
Sources said the police team will try to recover Ponty Chadha's money that Namdhari is suspected to possess.
 
Namdhari will also be taken to Bilaspur to help police catch his henchmen and a son,who are believed to be hiding there.  He will be brought back to the capital by Saturday evening,a source told Times of India.
 
Namdharis custody ends on Sunday and police will have to seek an extension thereafter.
 
Sources said call records of Namdhari, his gunman Sachin Tyagi and a driver show that he spoke with several of his men in Bajpur and a few influential people,  including two bureaucrats,  two politicians from Uttarakhand and Punjab and at least one politician in Delhi, on the way from the shootout scene to Fortis Hospital.  Police are questioning Namdhari about the content of these calls.
 
"We are questioning him about the need to talk to all these people and what was discussed. His account will be tallied with those of his gunman and the driver,  who were with him in the SUV.
 
"We are also interrogating him to ascertain if he was carrying any other gun at the time of the shootout", an officer said.
 
Tyagi and Namdhari were confronted on Friday.  The gunman reportedly said Namdhari fired the first shot when Ponty opened the door on Hardeep,but it hit the SUVs bonnet.
 
He immediately got out of the vehicle, took cover and fired at Hardeep.
 
Tyagi, who broke down after intense grilling,  is learnt to have said that Namdhari fired three bullets at Hardeep.  Tyagi may be booked for hiding vital information and delaying the investigation.
 
While raids are on to gather evidence and arrest Namdhari's henchmen, a police team is also looking for evidence to establish that a shot from Namdhari hit Ponty also, the source said.
 
After interrogating Sukhdev Singh Namdhari for six days and recreating the sequence of events several times, the police believe the sacked minorities commission chairman of Uttarakhand intentionally killed Hardeep Singh Chadha, the younger brother of Ponty Chadha.