The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has today arrested the daughter of acting chief justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court in the ongoing murder probe of the lawyer and national-level shooter Sukhmanpreet Singh alias Sippy Sidhu.
Sippy Sidhu was murdered on September 20, 2015 in Sector 27, Chandigarh. The National-level shooter had also started his own law firm in the name of M/s Sippy Sidhu LLB at Mohali (Punjab).
In January 2016, Sidhu's murder case was transferred to the CBI from the Punjab Police. The probe agency suspected a role of a "woman" in the murder. In September 2016, a reward of INR 5 lakh was announced for any information about a woman who could have known the killers. This reward was increased to INR 10 lakh in December 2021.
In January 2020, the CBI filed an "untraced" report stating that an investigation should be opened if the evidence is found against a woman who could have killed Sippy.
Kalyani Singh, daughter of the acting chief justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Sabina Singh, was arrested by CBI yesterday. She was produced before a relevant CBI court in Chandigarh and remanded to four days in police custody.
The CBI suspects that Kalyani either committed the murder herself or hired someone else to do it.