Criminals slit throat of police officer in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor

Police suspect mining mafias active in the area could be behind the murder.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2017 11:03 IST
S Raju
S Raju
Hindustan Times, Meerut
Uttar Pradesh crime,Sand mafia,Mining mafia
Unidentified miscreant killed a sub-inspector of police Sahjor Singh Malik by slitting his throat in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district on Friday night(ANI Photo )

Unidentified assailants killed a sub-inspector of police by slitting his throat in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district on Friday night in a latest attack against cops in the state.

SI Sahjor Singh Malik was posted as Baliwala police chowki in-charge.

Police suspect mining mafias could be behind the murder as of late they launched a crackdown against sand mafias active in the area. Ganges passes through the area.

Villagers spotted police officer’s body lying near his motorcycle in a field near a closed glass factory located between Gopalpur and Balawali villages.

Malik was attacked when he was returning to his chowki from Mandawar, where he had gone for some works.

His service revolver is missing.

Bijnor district magistrate Jagatram and SP Atul Sharma rushed to the spot as police started an investigations into the incident.

In Saharanpur, Agra and other places Hindu hardliners and local BJP leaders targeted police officers, prompting the IPS association in Uttar Pradesh to take up the matter with chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The latest attack on police comes at a time when the new BJP government is struggling to control law and order situations in the state which witnessed several incidents of violence in the past 100 days.

First Published: Jul 01, 2017 11:03 IST