Police Officer Trying To Stop Illegal Mining Run Over By Truck

Gurugram: A police officer investigating a case of illegal mining in Nuh was allegedly run over by a truck in Haryana’s Nuh district. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Tauru, Surendra Singh Bishnoi was run over by the truck after he signalled the dumper-truck to a halt to verify documents. But the driver sped on, running over him.

The officer’s gunman and his driver jumped aside to safety but the DSP was knocked down. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said, according to a PTI report.

Bishnoi had received information that stones were being illegally mined at Pachgaon near the Aravalli mountain range. He reached the spot around 11 am on Tuesday along with a police team. On spotting the police personnel, those involved in the illegal mining started fleeing the spot. The senior officer stood in the way and signalled the stone-laden vehicles to stop. But the driver of a truck ran him over, killing him on the spot. Two other policemen had a narrow escape as they jumped aside. The accused then fled the area, NDTV reported.

The ANI quoted a Nuh police officer as saying, “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. More details are awaited.”

Haryana Police also tweeted about the same and wrote, “DSP Taoru Sh Surender Singh laid down his life today in the course of duty. #HaryanaPolice extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of the brave officer. No effort shall be spared in bringing the offenders to face justice.”

A hunt is on for the accused who fled the area.

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