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Body of slain Orissa DIG arrives in native village

Written by: Staff

Hoshiarpur, Oct 25 (UNI) A pall of gloom descended on the native village of DIG Jaswinder Singh, when the coffin carrying his body arrived at village Bodal, 45 km from here today.

The DIG was shot dead by his personal security guard in Orissa's Rajagada district on Monday.

Mrs Paramjit Kaur, widow of Jaswinder Singh, her twin sons Shubhkarman Singh and Prabhsimran Singh, mother-in-law Nasib Kaur, father-in-law Subedar Hazara Singh and other family members alongwith hundreds of residents of Bodal and adjoining villages received the body.

Earlier, Mrs Paramjit Kaur and her father-in-law expressed their anguish over the conflicting statements of the Orissa Chief Minister and DGP Police on the incident. They demanded a CBI inquiry to ascertain the truth.

Mr Gurmit Singh, Mr Harbans Singh, both brothers-in-law of the deceased DIG alongwith Mr R N Dhoke, SSP Hoshiarpur went to Jalandhar Cantonment to receive the beady body which was brought from New Delhi by a BSF helicopter.

Mr Sanjiv Misra, Orissa Resident Commissioner in New Delhi and Mr Vinaytosh Misra, SP CID of Orissa accompanied the body on behalf of the Orissa government.

Mr H S Dhillon and Mr Paramjit Singh Gill, both IG and DIG of Jalandhar range respectively, Mr H S Randhawa DIG Punjab police, who also belongs to village Bodal and all the district officers of Hoshiarpur were present.

When some of the family members of deceased expressed their resentment before the officers of the Orissa government accompanying the dead body, they were told that investigation was on in the assassination of the DIG. The statements of the Chief Minister and DGP were not a final conclusion, they told the anguished family members.

Meanwhile, the district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the last rites of the DIG at the village cremation ground. Mr D K Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner and Mr R N Dhoka, SSP are personally monitoring the arrangements.

According to official sources, the mortal remains of deceased Jaswinder Singh would be consigned to the flames tomorrow.


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