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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday extended the police custody of former Uttarakhand minority panel chief Sukhdev Singh Namdhari by three days till 2 December.The Delhi police told the court that it had charged him with murder in liquor baron Ponty Chadha’s shootout case.

The court extended Namdhari’s police custody till 2 December, saying the crime branch has to unearth the conspiracy behind the 17 November shootout at a Delhi farmhouse that led to the deaths of Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep.

Namdhari was produced before the court after expiry of his five-day police remand.

Seeking his custodial interrogation for five more days, the crime branch of Delhi Police told the court that they have added murder charges against him as the casings of two bullets fired at Hardeep from his pistol were missing from the scene of the crime.

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