Police officer probing into illegal mining case in Haryana’s Nuh, killed

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A DSP rank Haryana Police officer, Surendra Singh Bishnoi, who had gone to investigate a case of illegal mining in Nuh, died after being allegedly run over by a dumper driver. He reportedly had an altercation with the accused at the incident spot who ran over a dumper truck on him.

According to ANI, Nuh Police official informed that, “Tawadu (Mewat) DSP Surendra Singh Bishnoi, who had gone to investigate an instance of illegal mining in Nuh, died after being run over by a dumper driver. A search operation is underway to apprehend the accused.

Singh had signalled a dumper-truck to halt to check documents. But the driver sped on, running over him. The officer’s gunman and his driver jumped aside to safety, but the DSP was hit. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said.

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one accused has been arrested on Tuesday after a brief encounter with the Haryana police. The arrested accused is the cleaner of the truck, which ran over the police official. Police teams were deployed to trace the truck and its driver. The accused was injured in police firing and taken to hospital.

“It’s a serious and sad incident. One accused has been arrested following an encounter. He has been shot in the leg. Teams are conducting raids to arrest other accused also. Strict action will be taken”, Haryana DGP PK Agrawal said.

DSP Singh was recruited as an assistant sub-inspector in Haryana Police in 1994 and was to retire in a few months.

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Meanwhile, expressing condolences on the unfortunate incident, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also announced a relief of Rs 1 crore and a job to one of the family members of the victim. The state government is standing with the bereaved family in this hour of grief and strict action would surely be taken against those found guilty, he said.

Haryana Police also tweeted:

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