Police remand for ACP's killer extended for another three days

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Gurgaon, Mar 27 (UNI) A local court here today extended the police remand of Vijay Bhardwaj, who had killed Delhi Police Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajbir Singh on Monday, following a dispute over money.

Duty Magistrate Pawan Kumar extended the police remand of Bhardwaj for another three days. Earlier, Bhardwaj was sent on a two-day police remand by a local court.

Singh had gone to property dealer Vijay Bhardwaj's office on Gurgaon-Mehrauli road to collect a payment. Since Bhardwaj, who owns Vijay and Associates, was short of money for the past several months, he killed the official using a revolver which the ACP had lent him recently. ''I feared that Rajbir would eliminate me...I instead killed him,'' Bhardwaj told police after he surrendered before them early on Wednesday.

The accused later called up a few friends and some mediapersons to inform them about the incident. He then turned up at the nearby Sector 40 police station to surrender.

The Delhi Police 'encounter specialist' used to invest in properties through Bhardwaj and collect payments from him on a regular basis. Rajbir had known Bhardwaj for the past 20 years as the latter was the classmate of the deceased's younger brother in college.

Bhardwaj claimed he had no money to pay Rajbir, but the latter had threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to pay. ''I feared for my life, therefore, I killed him,'' Bhardwaj told police.

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