NUH, HARYANA: A day after Mewat Deputy Superintendent of Police Surinder Singh Bishnoi was mowed down by the mining mafia, Haryana Police nabbed the second accused driver from the Bharatpur area on Wednesday.
Mittar was named in the FIR and was driving the truck at the time of the incident, police said.
The cleaner of the truck, identified as Ikkar, was already arrested on Tuesday – the day DSP Bishnoi was crushed to death after he intercepted the truck during a search operation against illegal mining.
On Wednesday, Ikkar was produced before the court from where he was sent for five days of police custody.
Police said both Ikkar and Mittar live in the same village – Panchgoan – where this incident took place.
At least four teams of Nuh district were tasked to nab Mittar. “He was arrested from village Ganghora. His interrogations are on,” said a police officer. “Ikkar and Mittar are neighbours. Their family members are also interrogated to ascertain if they are having previous criminal records or not,” added the officer.
Meanwhile, The New Indian visited the houses of both Ikkar and Mittar in Panchgaon.
A neighbour of Mittar told The New Indian that the truck was bought by Mittar’s elder brother who passed away a few years ago.
“Mittar would drive the truck. He lived here with his wife, mother and younger brother. We have not seen them since Tuesday,” said a neighbour.
On the other hand, Ikkar’s mother was present at their residence. Neighbours said that his mother was mentally unfit and Ikkar was also the same. His siblings were also not seen after the incident.
Police said, there were around five to six people inside the truck. They are being identified and will be arrested soon.