New Delhi: Despite the ambiguity still prevailing over who fired first, one thing is very clear in the Chattarpur farmhouse shootout case-- the incident that killed Ponty Chadha and brother Monty Chadha was a result of clash of egos.
Delhi Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Paramjeet Singh, a close relative of Hardeep told a news channel that the duo had resolved their differences and that the killings had been 'sudden, not planned'.
According to a Hindustan Times report, it was their big egos that spurred on the brothers, who owned a business empire with a turnover of Rs. 6,000 crore, to spar over a Rs 100 crore farmhouse.
While Hardeep is said to have shot dead his elder brother Ponty, he himself was killed in retaliatory fire by Sachin Tyagi, guard of Namdhari. Tyagi is currently in police custody. As Tyagi is employed with Uttarkhand Police, a five-member team of Uttarakhand Police has also come to Delhi to probe the matter.
On Saturday, Ponty's men took over Chattarpur farmhouse and forced Hardeep's associates out of the farmhouse. Hardeep reached the farmhouse after he was informed that Ponty and his men had gone there.
It is said that Ponty was stepping out of his Land Cruiser when Hardeep shot him. A police officer was quoted as saying in a media report that there were two bullet marks on the wall on the right side of the farmhouse, three on the wall on the left side and one on the bonnet of the vehicle. In the middle seat of the vehicle, there were four bullet marks.
The police, however, are still not sure about the sequence of events. This is because the security personnel attached to the brothers have been changing the statements frequently.