MLA Raja Warring’s relative booked for abetting contractor’s suicide

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, February 7

The police today booked the brother-in-law of Gidderbaha Congress MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring for abetment of suicide after a man, who allegedly killed his two children before turning the gun on himself, named him in the suicide note.

Warring too demanded money: complainant

  • Private contractor Karan Kataria had some contracts in Gidderbaha but Dimpy Vinayak was allegedly interfering in work due to Raja Warring’s influence
  • In the FIR, the complainant claimed besides Dimpy, Raja Warring was also demanding money from his brother, which he had already paid

Extorted Rs1.22 crore

The accused had extorted Rs1.22 crore from my brother last season and was demanding more money in lieu of contractual projects of the power corporation. — Ankit Kataria, Complainant

A 35-year-old private contractor, Karan Kataria, allegedly killed his two children and injured his wife before shooting himself at Narain Nagar here on Saturday morning.

On the complaint of Ankit Kataria, the brother of the deceased, the Faridkot police booked Warring’s brother-in-law Dimpy Vinayak almost 19 hours after the crime. The police have mainly relied upon the suicide note left behind by Kataria. While Karan Kataria and his two children had died on Saturday, his wife, Sheenam, was struggling for her life at a private hospital in Ludhiana.

In his statement to the police, Ankit alleged his brother had some lifting contracts in Gidderbaha and Vinayak was interfering in the work due to Warring’s influence. “The accused had extorted Rs 1.22 crore from my brother last season and was demanding more money in lieu of contractual works of the PSPCL,” claimed Ankit in the FIR.

The deceased had contractual work for providing call agents for fuse off centres (power failure redress services) at Malout, Jalalabad, Gidderbaha, Abohar, Kotkapura, Faridkot, Bariwala, Jalandhar, Mohali and Muktsar. The complainant alleged in the FIR that besides the accused, Raja Warring was also demanding money from his brother, which he had already paid to the accused.

“Two days ago, when my brother approached Dimpy asking him to return some money out of the Rs 1.22 crore he had given, he refused and asked

my brother to commit suicide,” claimed Ankit.

“On Friday night, Karan got a phone call from Dimpy asking him why he hadn’t committed suicide yet. He threatened my brother to give more money,” alleged the complainant in the FIR.

Raja Warring said: “My deepest and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. I stand with the family in hour of grief. Throughout my political career, I have stood for truth and practised fair politics.”

Karan used his licensed revolver to shoot his two children — a seven-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son — and wife around 5 am while they were asleep. The police have also registered a criminal case under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt of murder) against Karan for killing his children and attempting to kill his wife. All three deceased were cremated here today after a postmortem.

MLA Raja Warring’s relative booked for abetting contractor’s suicide
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