The illegal miners ran over the truck on the police officer and fled the spot.
Mumbai: A mining mafia in Haryana today drove his truck that was filled with stones over a senior police officer who went to stop him due to illegal mining.
DSP Surendra Singh Bishnoi reached the spot at 11 am with his team after he was informed about the illegal mining at Pachgaon near the Aravalli mountain range. The miners started leaving the place as soon as they saw the police, senior office signaled the truck full of stone laden to stop, but the driver ran him over, killing the officer there itself, and he fled. The other two police had a narrow escape as they jumped to the side.
The police began with a search operation in order to arrest them. The Haryana police tweeted from its official Twitter handle and mentioned “no effort shall be spared in bringing the offenders to face justice”.
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.
— Haryana Police (@police_haryana) July 19, 2022
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij also said, “We will take strict action. No one will be spared.”
Mining is ban by the Supreme Court since 2009, still it is being done illegally in some regions.As per the latest data of the Economic Survey of Haryana , sum of 21,450 illegal mining cases have been found in the state, including transporting minerals without any valid documents.
A group of citizens, named Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement, alleged that illegal mining existed in the locations of the Aravalli region.They added that they have als filed petition but the police has turned deaf ears on the complaints.
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