The body of Punjabi singer Navjot Singh was found with five bullet wounds, lying in pool of blood near a factory at a vacant plot, while his Micra car was found parked with its ignition on and the back door open along the roadside around 50 metres away from his body. According to the police, Navjot was shot while he was on his way back home in his car around 11.30 pm on May 27.
Acting on a tip-off, the Ghaziabad police had arrested five criminals, Amar Singh (24), a sharpshooter; Dharmendra, Arpit, Kuldeep and Anuj, after intercepting a car near the Rajnagar extension area in UP on Saturday.
During interrogation, one of the arrested accused, Kuldeep, believed to be a member of a the Monu Rana gang, confessed to having shot dead Punjabi singer Navjot Singh on the night of May 27 as the latter had resisted his bid to rob the car near Behra village at Dera Bassi.
The investigating team, including CIA, Mohali, till date had not ruled out robbery as the motive behind the killing. What also raises eyebrows is that his purse, ATM cards and cash were found intact. Even the gold chain, which Navjot was wearing, was not removed from his body, which indicated that it was not a case of loot.
Sanjay Pandey, SHO, Ghaziabad, said to The Tribune that out of the five accused, Kuldeep, during his interrogation, confessed to have killed the singer on the night of May 27. He said the court had sent all five accused to judicial custody on Monday.