Lure of lavish lifestyle drew kabaddi player to crime

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 13

A well-built state-level kabaddi player and a shooter, Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhinda Jandaur (33), one of the contract killers arrested for the murder of Rinkle, had entered the crime world for the lure of a lavish lifestyle.

One meeting with gangster Sheru Dherowalia (who got murdered in HP) at a political rally and he became fascinated by his lifestyle and soon joined him.

While Sheru was from Adampur village, Bhinda hails from Jandaur village in Dasuya, Hoshiarpur. After Sheru’s murder, Sukhi Dherowalia became the leader of the gang and Bhinda had been working for him ever since.

He owns about 12 acres land and a dairy farm. He has at least seven FIRs registered against him. He has already been arrested six times. Bhinda was previously lodged in Hoshiarpur jail till May 2018. He first got booked in October 2015, for attacking a youth in Dasuya with sharp weapons.

In all his pictures on his Facebook page, last updated in May last year, Bhinda is seen flaunting his rifles and pistols. Cops say he has multiple weapons, some of them licensed. While one weapon was confiscated from him when he was booked for the murder of Garhdiwal resident Amrik Singh in December last year, another unlicensed weapon was recovered after his arrest now.

Amrik was gunned down by car-borne assailants. Bhinda was allegedly hired by Canada-based NRIs of Khurdan village near here.

AIG Counter-Intelligence HPS Khakh said he would question the three contract killers in the case to reach out to their kingpin Sukhi Dherowalia.

7 FIRs against him 

  • Bhupinder Singh owns about 12 acres land and a dairy farm
  • He has at least seven FIRs registered against him
  • He has already been arrested six times. Bhinda was previously lodged in Hoshiarpur jail till May 2018
  • He first got booked in October 2015, for attacking a youth in Dasuya with sharp weapons