Srinagar: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that murder of Hemant Kumar Lohia, DG prisons, will be investigated thoroughly from all the angles to reach to the bottom of the crime.
Official sources said that the throat-slit body of the senior IPS officer was found at his residence in Jammu city late last night. So far police have arrested his domestic help Yasir Ahmad, a resident of Ramban.
DGP Dilbag Singh while expressing grief over the loss Lohia discribed him as a professional, hardworking and dedicated senior officer. He said that the officer was a very dear colleague and his services and contributions to the different organizations will always be remembered. The department and he himself are “deeply saddened by this huge loss”, the DGP said
DGP conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and relatives of the departed officer on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and prayed for the departed soul, according to a statement issued here.
“The murder of Lohia will be investigated thoroughly from all the angles to reach to the bottom of the crime.”
IPS officer of 1992 batch H. K Lohia was born in 1965 in Gowhati Assam. During his services the officer served at key positions including both staff and field and contributed immensely for Jammu and Kashmir Police, BSF and Prisons Department. He remained posted as SDPO Gandhi Nagar, SP (R&H) Srinagar, SP Rajouri, CO JKAP-7th Bn, SSP CID CIK, AD SKPAU, DIG Admn. PHQ, DIG CKR SGR, DIG CID, DIG SKR Ang., DIG Doda Range, DIG CKR Srinagar, IGP Traffic J&K, Director SSG, IGP Technical Services, DEP to GOI (BSF as IG), Comdt. Genl. HG/CD/SD and DG Prisons.