Police piece together Chadha shootout details

November 20, 2012 - 4:59:13 am

New Delhi: Delhi Police yesterday finally managed to piece together the sequence of events leading to the deaths of business baron Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep in a bloody shootout in their luxurious farmhouse in south Delhi Saturday.

A team of forensic and ballistic experts went in the morning to the sprawling 12 acre Rs2bn farmhouse in Chhattarpur area — which is dotted with farmhouses of the rich and powerful. 

IANS tried to reconstruct the sequence of events that occurred on the fateful Saturday when the two brothers, locked in a property dispute, opened indiscriminate firing at each other. Some family members have, however, denied the police claims that the bloodbath was the result of a property dispute gone awry.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed by Ponty Chadha’s family friend Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, it was Hardeep Chadha who started firing with a pistol. The younger brother first opened fire at his elder brother’s security manager Narendra, who is now undergoing treatment. Namdhari, who is Uttarakhand Minority Commission chairman, in his police complaint said he had come to meet Ponty at his farmhouse number 21 in Chhattarpur at 9.30am and then left for the disputed farmhouse No42. IANS

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