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Punjab CM sets up SIT on murder of senior journalist KJ Singh

Chandigarh, September 23: On the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Police has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the murders of senior journalist KJ Singh and his 92-year-old mother Gurcharan Kaur.

KJ Singh was in his 60s while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was 92-years-old.

The duo was found dead at their residence in Mohali’s Phase 3B2 on Saturday. The murderers, who are yet to be identified, are believed to be more than one in number. Singh was found with his throat slit while his mother was strangulated.

KJ, as he was fondly called by colleagues and friends, has worked in senior positions at The Indian Express and The Times of India in Chandigarh.

KJ Singh’s green-coloured Ford Ikon is also missing from his home. Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal said they are working on various theories. He, however, ruled out theft as the reason behind the twin murder. “We have some leads. We will soon arrest the culprits,” he said.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed shock at KJ Singh’s demise.

“Just heard senior journalist KJ Singh has been murdered along with his mother. Condemn this killing and urge authorities to nab culprits imm. I condemn ghastly murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother at Mohali. Urge police to nab perpetrators imm.”

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