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Anti-corruption bureau officer killed in accident

Tigga had been awarded the President’s Medal for meritorious service.

ranchi Updated: Sep 02, 2016 16:05 IST
The damaged vehicle of anti-corruption bureau officer Anand Joseph Tigga after the accident on Thursday.
The damaged vehicle of anti-corruption bureau officer Anand Joseph Tigga after the accident on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Sanjoy Dey

Jharkhand police lost an anti-corruption bureau officer to a road accident. Additional police superintendent Anand Joseph Tigga, 42, was headed to Palamu from Ranchi with a driver and two bodyguards when the accident occurred at a turn near Pachamba More on NH 75, 100 km from Ranchi. The vehicle fell into a shallow field, and while the other three occupants escaped with minor injuries, Tigga was severely hurt.

He was rushed to a health centre where doctors, after administrating first aid, referred him to Medica Hospital, Ranchi, where he died.

Awarded the President’s Medal for meritorious service, Tigga was the investigating officer of the probe into multi-crore sports equipment purchase scam related to the 34th National Games, held in Ranchi in 2011.

Chief minister Raghubar Das expressed his grief. “Our government joins the family in this hour of grief and assures to be at their side whenever required,” Das said after laying floral tributes on the body in Ranchi.

Director general of police DK Pandey said Tigga was one of the finest officers in the department.

A native of Gumla, Tigga had completed his schooling from Loyola School, Jamshedpur and was a St Stephens College, Delhi alumnus. He is survived by his wife Sonali Dey and two children.

(With inputs from Vishal Sharma, Latehar)