"With Hardeep killing Ponty, Namdhari realised it was best to kill the younger brother," a police officer said.
The huge unaccounted money and property at stake, the police believe, was the motive behind the murder. They also believe Hardeep started firing and Namdhari ended it.
"Hardeep fired the first bullet at Ponty's manager. Later, he turned the gun at Ponty. In the crossfire, Namdhari quickly grabbed the opportunity and killed Hardeep so that he remained the only claimant of the unaccounted money and property the three of them knew about," a senior police officer said.