Two police personnel died after their jeep met with an accident during VIP duty for the governor in the Veerbhatti area of Nainital on Tuesday.
The Kathgodam police station in-charge and a lady sub-inspector from Lalkuan police station who were also in the jeep sustained serious injuries in the mishap.
Governor Baby Rani Maurya and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat have expressed grief at the mishap.
According to information received, a police jeep from the Kathgodam police station carrying the police station in-charge Nanda Singh Rawat, Lalkuan police station sub-inspector Maya Bisht, Lalit Mohan and driver Nandan Singh was deputed to VIP duty.
After the Governor reached Parvati Prema Jagati school, the ill-fated jeep was being driven back from the school towards Jyolikot when while negotiating a tight turn, the driver lost control.
The jeep fell about 30 feet and landed on the lower stretch of the road.
The police personnel inside the jeep were seriously injured in the mishap. On learning about the accident, the police personnel reached the site
and extracted their injured colleagues who were sent by 108 ambulance to Haldwani for treatment. The district magistrate Savin Bansal, senior superintendent of police Sunil Kumar Meena and other officials also reached the site.
The four injured police personnel were admitted to two different private hospitals in Haldwani where the driver Nandan Singh and Lalit Mohan succumbed to their injuries.
The police station in-charge Nandan Singh Rawat and sub-inspector Maya Bisht are also reported to be in a critical condition.