Mukhtiar Panghali's arrest today evening came as no surprise. Somehow everybody in the community knew he is responsible for his wife Manjit Panghali's murder. But the Delta Police was just waiting for the right time - I guess. After his wife's murder, every public appearance he made, he would shed a tear or two, and the more often he did that the lesser the people believed in his innocence. The latest "foul crying" was experienced at his daughter's visitation rights case. He refused to let their daughter meet up with Manjit's family, who then went to the court and a trial was announced.
Manjit's family knew it all along who murdered Manjit, and they mentioned it unofficially to a lot of people, including me, in so many words. But they didn't want to go officially public with it, not until the police had completed their investigation. According to a Radio India report, Mukhtiar was arrested from his residence at about 5.30 PM. Although the Delta Police have not confirmed the arrest, they have not denied it either. The have called a press conference on Monday.