Himachal Pradesh police on Wednesday mourned the death of Indian Police Service officer Chandershekhar Pandit, who was killed in a road accident here on Tuesday.
In a condolence meeting held at the police headquarters here on Wednesday, the services rendered by Pandit were remembered. The IPS Association of Himachal Padesh also passed a condolence resolution, extending condolences to his family.
Pandit’s body was taken to Bilaspur, where he was cremated with state honour on Wednesday morning.
Pandit, posted as the superintendent of police at 6th IRB battalion at Kihar in Jammu and Kashmir, was killed in a mishap here on Tuesday evening.
He was driving his car, which rolled down a gorge near the passport office at Pantha Ghati in Shimla while he was on his way to the state capital.
Assistant superintendent of police Sandeep Dhawal said the Kasumpati police post received a call at 5.15pm, informing about the accident. He was taken to the nearest private hospital by locals, where he was declared brought dead.
The ASP added that the cause of the accident could not be ascertained immediately. However, it was known that his car rolled down 10 m.
The body was taken to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital for postmortem. Pandit was the superintendent of police of Shimla from 2011 to 2012. He was deployed at the 6th IRB Battalion along the Chamba-Jammu border under transfer.
He was due to retire in November 2017.