CBI to shortly register case in ACP murder

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon register a case into the murder of Delhi Police Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajbir Singh killed last month allegedly by his property dealer friend.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had yesterday issued a notification handing over the probe into the sensational crime to the CBI. ''We have not yet registered the case,'' said CBI spokesperson G Mohanty.

But sources said the agency would register the case ''very soon'' after going through the ''finer details''.

The controversial ACP's family had accused the Gurgaon police of shoddy investigations.

Rajbir Singh was allegedly shot dead by property dealer Vijay Bhardwaj in his Sector 14 office in Gurgaon on March 26.

The Haryana government, under pressure from Singh's family, announced on March 28 that it was handing over the ACP's murder case to the CBI.

The Delhi Police official had earned the nick name of ''encounter specialist'' for killing at least 50 alleged criminals in enconters.

In his confessional statement, the realtor claimed that Singh himself had given him the revolver used in the murder.

Investigations have suggested that Bhardwaj owed Rs six crore to 33 people and was under pressure to pay it back.

The Gurgaon police has not been able to establish the route through which the revolver, belonging to Hisar's additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Shoran reached Singh, as claimed by the accused.

The CBI will also probe if the murder was the result of a conspiracy as there had been speculations that he was eliminated by gangsters he had earlier targetted.

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