Slain Haryana DSP was to retire in October

Haryana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Surender Singh on Tuesday became the latest victim of the powerful mining mafia, who had joined the state police as an Assistant-Sub-Inspector (ASI) when he was asked to stop a truck in Nuh. In 1994.

The slain DSP was to retire on October 31, 2022. Surviving with his wife, daughter, son and two grandchildren, DSP is survived by five brothers. Two of his brothers were predeceased. His parents died in March this year, family sources said.

DSP’s daughter is married and works in a private bank in Bengaluru, while his son has also gone to Canada for further studies, family sources said.Surender Singh’s Sarangpura village in Adampur, Hisar fell into darkness.

His elder brother Subhash Manju, principal of a government school in Hisar district, said Surender had shifted to Sector 4 in Kurukshetra.

Surender’s younger brother Ashok Kumar, who lives in Kurukshetra and posted on the Co-operative Bank, said, “We spoke to him on phone around 8 am on Tuesday and discussed some family matters. He was looking forward to retirement and we met regularly and discussed family matters and post-retirement plans.

“He is a punctual and dedicated police officer,” he said. After joining the Haryana Police in 1994, he was posted in Kurukshetra till 2014. During this period he worked with the Criminal Investigation Department of the Kurukshetra Police. After promotion, he was posted as DSP Shahabad from August 2019 to June 2020.

He was posted in Kurukshetra for many years and shifted there a few years ago. The last rites will be performed in our local village and we have informed his son about his death,” said his younger brother Ashok Kumar.

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