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New twist in Mitsuba HR Head Shoot out case - Transport Contractor and not Sacked employee involved in crime

In a new twist in the case, police said they did not find any involvement of the sacked employee and his relative in the June 7 attack on the Japanese company’s HR manager. The duo will be released soon.

Joginder and his relative Dayachand were arrested on June 8 on suspicion that the duo had executed the crime as Joginder had been sacked from the company in March, following which he and Dayachand were pressurising the HR manager — Dinesh Sharma.

Two separate FIRs were registered in Bilaspur police station in the case. One FIR was registered on June 7 against eight people, including Joginder. The second FIR was registered on June 12 against an unknown person for sending a threat letter to the company.

“The HR manager was receiving threats from Joginder and Dayachand. Initially, a case was registered against them but during interrogation they came out clean,” said a police officer.

During investigation it was found that a dispute over a transport contract led to the attack. Fearing loss of contract, Charan Singh — a resident of Pathredi village — had planned the attack. After his arrest on June 25, Singh spilled the beans and confessed to his crime.

“Charan Singh, Rajesh, Surender and Krishan had executed the plan. Krishan (28) — who works as a bouncer in a city pub —was hired by Singh for shooting Sharma. We are trying to nab Surender and Krishan who are absconding,” said ACP Bir Singh.

“Joginder was sacked when the company was finalising the transport contract. The accused knew that Joginder and Dayachand were threatening Sharma. Taking benefit of the situation, they hatched the plan to attack Sharma as they assumed that everyone would suspect Joginder’s hand in the crime and they would get away with it.

Police commissioner KK Rao said new angles have come up during the investigation and SIT will make appropriate announcement. “Those who are not involved will not be prosecuted,” Rao affirmed. So far SIT has arrested Joginder and Dayachand, Rajesh and Charan Singh.

Sharma, who was driving to work in his Etios, was followed by two men on bike from Manesar to Bilaspur, where his office is located on June 7. He was hit in the back by a bullet that pierced a rear window when one of the bikers began firing. An injured Sharma drove to his office, from where he was rushed to Rockland hospital in Manesar.