Abohar Killing: Akali Leader’s Prime Accused Nephew Surrenders

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Chandigarh: Amit Doda, nephew of Akali leader Shiv Lal Doda and co-accused in the Dalit murder case in Punjab’s Abohar has surrendered before the policeon sunday. The police have so far arrested 13 persons in the case

Shiv Lal Doda, the main accused and the alleged owner of the farmhouse where the incident took place, continued to remain elusive.

“Amit Doda surrendered before Superintendent of Police Headquarters Abohar last night,” Deputy Inspector General of police, Ferozepur Range, Amar Singh Chahal said.

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However, he said that Shiv Lal Doda, main accused in the case, has not been arrested so far. “Shiv Lal Doda continues to remain elusive,” Mr Chahal said adding that efforts are being made to nab him. Punjab Police had issued a look out circular against Shiv Lal Doda and his nephew Amit Doda yesterday in the case.

The duo has been booked for conspiracy in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old Dalit man Bhim Sain whose limbs were chopped off in Abohar on December 11.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress had accused the Punjab Police of “going soft” on the Akali leader and his nephew due to pressure from the ruling SAD-BJP government.