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Daughter of Himachal judge held in murder case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested a woman in connection with the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh aka Sippy Sidhu in Chandigarh over six years ago.

The accused, Kalyani Singh, is the daughter of the Acting Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, said an agency official, adding that the case appeared to be that of a relationship that had gone sour.

Sidhu had started his own law firm in the name of Sippy Sidhu LLB in Punjab’s Mohali. On the night of September 20, 2015, he was gunned down by unknown persons.

After Sidhu’s killing, his family had alleged the role of the woman suspect. Subsequently, the local police questioned her. The victim’s relatives held protests seeking justice. Subsequently, on a reference from the Chandigarh administration, the CBI re-registered the case on April 13, 2016.

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