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Thursday, 3 September 2020

Residents block NH, seek CBI probe into banker’s murder

vinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, September 2

Residents of Dighal village led by the Ahlawat Khap on Wednesday blocked the NH-71 that connects Rohtak to Rewari by pitching tents in the middle of the highway near the Dighal toll plaza here.

The blockade was imposed around 9 am and it continued till the filing of a news report in the evening. A large number of police personnel were deployed on the spot while Beri SDM Ravinder Kumar, DSP Naresh and other officers were also present there.

They are demanding the arrest of the killer of Dheeraj Ahlawat, a banker, and a CBI probe into the matter.

Dheeraj (38) of Dighal village was working as a senior vice-president of a private bank in Gurugram. His body was found in a canal in Delhi on August 12, a week after he had gone missing while taking a stroll outside his house in Gurugram on August 5.

Suspecting the involvement of a close friend of Dheeraj into the crime, the kin said they had informed the police about him but the police had not arrested him yet as he is a relative of a higher officer posted in Gurugram.

Jai Singh, chief of Ahlawat Khap, said they were not against the state government but wanted justice for Dheeraj. “The Gurugram police had formed a SIT a fortnight ago but it has not succeeded in arresting the accused. We will not hesitate to seek support of other khap panchayats if the demand is not met,” he added.

SDM Ravinder Kumar said efforts were on to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade. Commuters had to face inconvenience as the vehicular traffic was diverted from both Jhajjar and Rohtak side to alternate routes to avoid traffic snarls.



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