One of the 140 witnesses in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, sub-inspector (SI) Jagbir Singh of UP police, was killed in Friday’s accident at Masuri in Ghaziabad after a speeding truck rammed a police-picket on NH-24.
Singh was among dozens of policemen on duty after the recent Masuri riots and was one of the three policemen killed.
SI Singh was currently posted at the district crime records bureau (DCRB) with Ghaziabad police and had been an investigating officer in the double murder case in 2008 for a brief period.
According to CBI special public prosecutor RK Saini, Singh was not a prime witness and all the UP police officials who had previously handled the case were part of the list of witnesses the CBI had submitted before the Ghaziabad court along with their closure report in December 2010.
On May 23, 2008, Singh was assigned with the investigation when he was posted as station officer at Sector 20 police station at Noida.
“It is an unfortunate incident but the case would not suffer due to the death of the police officer,” Saini added. Singh was killed in an accident around 11pm, a speeding truck hit the police-picket which later led to Singh’s death due to his injuries and also claimed lives of two other policemen.