New Delhi: Punjab Police arrested four accused in the murder case of international kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambian aka Sandeep Singh. The police also booked three main conspirators, including a Snover Dhillon, who lives in Canada. Of the three conspirators, one more resides in Canada and another in Malaysia, the office of Punjab DGP said on Saturday.
During questioning, one of the accused told that Snover Dhillion had formed a “National Kabaddi Federation of Ontario” and tried to convince different players to join his federation, the police said. Throwing light on a possible reason behind enmity against Sandeep Nangal, the accused said most of the renowned players were associated with “Major League Kabaddi” being managed by the deceased kabaddi player, rendering Snover’s federation unsuccessful.
Sandeep Nangal was shot dead on Monday (March 14) evening by four assailants in Punjab’s Jalandhar district. The incident took place when a kabaddi tournament was in play at Mallian Kalan village of Shahkot.
The 40-year-old player hailed from Nangal Ambiyan village here in Shahkot. But he, along with his family, was settled in England. Sandeep used to organise Kabaddi tournaments here.
Police said when Sandeep came out of the tournament site, four unidentified assailants opened fire on him. Jalandhar (Rural) Deputy Superintendent of Police (Nakodar) Lakhwinder Singh had said 10 empty bullet shells were found from the spot.
After Sandeep was shot, he was taken to a hospital in Nakodar where he was declared dead, said police. A video of the firing incident also went viral on social media.