Retd Haryana cop shot dead in broad daylight
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"Three men armed with revolvers and pistols entered the under-construction house where a number of labourers were doing work. Dahiya was also present there. All three spotted him and without saying anything opened fire from point blank range. The assailants fired four to five bullets of which four hit Dahiya before they fled in a car. While the labourers ran away out of fear, people from the nearby areas, who had heard the gunshots, reached the spot and informed police," one of the investigating officers said.
Police further said that the labourers, who witnessed the brutal murder, could not provide any substantial details except for vague descriptions of the three youth who shot Dahiya dead. Four police teams have now been constituted to solve the murder.
Senior officials told The Indian Express that during his tenure, Dahiya had been part of several encounters with hardcore criminals.
"There is a possibility that one of these gangs whose members were shot dead in police encounters led by Dahiya, murdered him in an act of retaliation," a senior Haryana police officer told The Indian Express.
One of the slain inspector's colleagues added that about six years ago, Dahiya led an operation in which he killed a notorious gangster. Besides that, Dahiya had taken on cattle smugglers active in Rohtak district's Meham area.
The police are now scrutinising details of all criminal gangs that Dahiya had affected while being posted in Rohtak district. During preliminary investigations, certain gangs have emerged as suspects and raids are being conducted to nab all those under the scanner. "We are working on several theories. Prima-facie it appears as a case of a retaliation. The assailants will definitely be nabbed," said Vivek
Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Rohtak.
Was suspended day before retirement
Ramkishan Dahiya, who was posted as Station House Officer (SHO) of the Meham police station in Rohtak was placed under suspension on December 30, a day before he was to retire, for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 40,000 from three youngsters, accused of vehicle theft, and letting them go without taking any legal action. When the senior officers of Rohtak police found out about the incident, Rohtak SP Vivek Sharma ordered a DSP rank officer to hold an internal enquiry, which had indicted Dahiya leading to his suspension.
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