Murder of Sham Mall owner: CBI submits closure report

The CBI has submitted a closure report to a local court in the murder of owner of Sham Mall in May 2009.

The report was submitted on November 27 and the case has been adjourned to February 15.

Earlier, there were media reports that after four years, the mystery surrounding the murder of Amarjeet Singh, the owner of Sham Mall, has been solved. The inter-state gang of six people who were arrested by the UT police was allegedly involved in the murder. A few days later, a 20-page closure report was submitted by CBI sleuths to the chief judicial magistrate.

"CBI has done all the possible things. They have reached the conclusion that no conclusive evidence is there to prove as to who murdered Amarjeet Singh. Hence, a closure report has been submitted," said a CBI source.

The report says, "After making strenuous efforts by CBI, no clue relating to murder of Amarjeet Singh has emerged. In view of above facts (which have been stated in the report), it is prayed that the closure report may kindly be accepted and the case allowed to be closed. The documents collected during the course of investigation may be ordered to be returned to concerned authorities/persons."

An official from the UT police said "even though two gang members of the inter-state gang are admitting that they killed Amarjeet Singh, we do not have any evidence to corroborate their claims. They say that they threw the pistol used to kill the owner of Sham Mall into a river and discarded the motorcycle used".

However, when contacted, Gagandeep Singh, Amarjeet's son, said, "I met the CBI officials after the initial reports. They said that they have a clue and that they are investigating (the case)."

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