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Nanakmatta Gurudwara Kar Sewa Pramukh killed, SIT formed to investigate: Uttarakhand Police

Udham Singh Nagar: Uttarakhand Police Headquarters has formed a Special investigation team (SIT) comprising officials of Special Task Force and local police hours after killing of Nanakmatta Gurdwara Kar Seva Pramukh, Baba Tarsem Singh, on Thursday morning.
Additional police force has also been deployed in Nanakmatta area of Udham Singh Nagar district to maintain peace and police have appealed to the Sikh community to maintain peace.
Kar Seva Pramukh was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants around 6:30 am on Thursday.
According to the police, Baba Tarsem Singh was rushed to the hospital in Khatima after being shot but declared brought dead by doctors.
Police officials have also contacted central agencies to share useful input, and a massive search operation is underway to nab the culprits.
Police officials said they have also contacted the central agencies to share useful input related to this matter with them. The state police is confident of solving the murder.
Uttarakhand, Director General of Police, Abhinav Kumar, said, "We received information around 7 am today that between 6:15-6:30 am, two masked assailants entered Nanakmatta Gurdwara and shot Kar Seva Pramukh Baba Tarsem Singh. He was rushed to the hospital in Khatima. But I have received inputs that he succumbed to his injuries.
"This is a very serious matter...Senior officials have reached the spot. SSP is already there. DIG Kumaon is also reaching there, he will inspect the scene of the crime and speak to the locals. He will try to assess the situation there. For investigation of the incident, Police Headquarters has formed an SIT - this will comprise officials of STF and local Police," he added.
DGP Abhinav Kumar also said that the case is being investigated on top priority and minutely.
"The STF has been told to keep this as their top priority and probe all angles minutely. We have to not only identify the assailants but also the bigger conspiracy behind this murder, if any. We have also contacted the central agencies to share useful inputs related to this matter with us. I assure you that we will solve this matter soon and take strict action," said DGP.
Meanwhile, SDM Khatima Ravindra Singh Bisht said that Law and order situation is normal in the area.
"An unidentified person shot at Baba Tarsem Singh. He was declared brought dead at the hospital. Law and order situation is normal," said SDM.

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