Surinder Singh Bishnoi, a Deputy Chief of Police (DSP) who was cut down by a dump truck during a raid to check illegal mining, was looking forward to quieter days ahead. He was due to retire from the police force in less than three months, on October 2, and was looking to settle in his home village of Hisar, relatives of DSP Bishnoi told The Indian Express on Tuesday.
At the Noah Community Health Center, where his autopsy was performed, his family members remembered him as a dedicated officer. I act with a sense of responsibility. He was about to retire in October and often talked about settling down and doing farming in his ancestral land after that. Our family has an agricultural background. “I spoke to him last night and he mentioned he will be home in a couple of days,” said Sunil, Singh’s nephew.
DSP Bishnoi, who hails from Sarangpur village in Hisar city, joined Haryana Police as an Assistant Sub-Inspector in 1994.
He was posted earlier in Kurukshetra and was the Contract Officer for the Emergency Response Services (Dial 122) at Noah.
Since June 2020, it is set in Tauro.
Relatives said that Bin Singh is pursuing higher studies in Canada and that his daughter works in a bank in Bengaluru.
He was a good professional and did not discuss business affairs with his family members. He had a bold personality and was driven by a sense of duty. We hope the police will arrest the culprits and crack down on the mining mafia. “Otherwise, the wrong message will be sent out and the morale of the public and the police force will drop,” said Dinesh Bishnoi, Singh’s nephew.
Inspector Dharam Singh, who was appointed to the position of SHO in Tauru between April and June this year, worked closely with DSP Bishnoi. He said, “He has been a part of many such raids in the past. Jaise hi soochna milti thi… fatafat taiyari karte the aur nikal jaate the raid par (the moment he gets input from a mining informant, he will immediately go out for a raid). “