UK gangster claims responsibility for Haryana INLD Chief’s murder

Sangwan alleged that Rathee, in collusion with rival gangster Manjeet Mahal, was involved in a land grab conspiracy, leading to the decision to order his assassination. 

| Updated: 29 February, 2024 4:38 pm IST

NEW DELHI: In a shocking twist to the recent murder of Haryana Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) State President Nafe Singh Rathee, a UK-based gangster, Kapil Sangwan alias Nandu, has claimed responsibility for the killing.

Sangwan alleged that Rathee, in collusion with rival gangster Manjeet Mahal, was involved in a land grab conspiracy, leading to the decision to order his assassination. Taking to Instagram with the handle ‘@kapilnandu4i5w’, Sangwan asserted, “I ordered the killing of Nafe Singh Rathee. The reason behind this is the friendship between him and my rival Manjeet Mahal.” He accused Rathee of supporting Mahal in criminal activities, including the murders of Sangwan’s brother-in-law and friends.

Kapil Sangwan’s post on Instagram

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Sangwan issued a stark warning, stating that anyone aligning with his enemies would face a similar fate. He emphasised, “If anybody supports my enemies, I will support their enemies, and all the 50 bullets will wait to take away that person’s life.” Kapil Sangwan, wanted by Delhi Police for serious crimes, including murder, escaped to the UK via Thailand after his release on parole in 2019.

Linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, Sangwan has a history of criminal activities and has been accused of extortion. He has been making extortion calls from the UK and has a red corner notice issued against him.

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In an Instagram post, the gangster criticised the police for their perceived inaction in addressing the murders of his brother-in-law and friends, suggesting that the current situation might have been avoided with prompt law enforcement. Meanwhile, the murder case of Nafe Singh Rathee has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Haryana police.

The state Home Minister, Anil Vij, assured strict action against the culprits, stating that they would not be spared at any cost. The CBI will now conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Rathee’s death.

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