APMC security officer shot dead at Azadpur Mandi

| | New Delhi

A 54-year-old Assistant Security Officer of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) was shot dead in full public view at the Azadpur Mandi in Northwest Delhi in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Police officers of the Northwest district said that they have registered a case yet suspect murder.

Police sources said that although the officer was shot in the presence of 20 to 25 people, no eyewitnesses have come forward.

Sumer Singh, a former national level wrestler was shot at by unidentified men in the presence of other employees of the APMC. A native of Haryana, Singh was placed in the APMC under sports quota.

Police said that Singh used to work as the Assistant Security Officer. His job was to regulate and monitor the influx of trucks which came at the Azadpur Mandi. On Tuesday night, Singh was called for Emergency duty. Standing under the shade of shed number 5, employees of the APMC, standing some 20 meters away heard sounds of crackers bursting.

“On reaching the spot, somewhere between shed no 5 and 6, we found that Sumer Singh was bleeding profusely,” said one of the employees.

Singh was rushed to Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh where he succumbed to injuries.

Police said that they have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC at the Mahendra Park police station.

Police said that they have sent the body of the deceased for post mortem.

Meanwhile, employees of the APMC claimed that they were always under threat. Two weeks ago, they had approached Gopal Rai, Labour Minister about their safety.



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