According to the police, DSP Surender Singh, 59 had received information about regarding illegal mining near a hillock area in Pachgaon.
Chandigarh: A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was allegedly runover by a dumper truck in Tauru area of Nuh district in Haryana on Tuesday while the police were probing the role of the mining mafia in the area.
According to the police, DSP Surender Singh, 59 had received information about regarding illegal mining near a hillock area in Pachgaon. Police spokesperson Krishna Kumar said, “After receiving information, the DSP along with a gunman and a driver went to Pachgaon for a raid and stopped a dumper to check. As the DSP and other staff alighted from the police vehicle to inspect the truck, the driver ran over the DSP.”
The police said Singh was crushed underneath the dumper and succumbed to his injuries. Senior police officers, including Nuh Superintendent of Police Varun Singla reached the spot.
In a tweet, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “In the case of murder of DSP Tawadu (Nuh) Surendra Singh Ji, orders have been given to take strict action, not a single culprit will be spared. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. May God give place to the departed soul at his feet.”
In another tweet Khattar said, “DSP Mr. Surendra Singh will be given martyr status and his family members will be given financial assistance of ₹1 crore and one member of the family will be given a government job.”
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij assured strict action against the accused and said, “I have given directions for stringent action against culprits…chaahe jitni bi force lagani pade (No matter how much force we have to press into action). No one will be spared.”