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US Nagar cop killed in car-truck collision 

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Bhonpuram Khabari,Rudrapur : A 40-year old sub-inspector of US Nagar police was killed when his car collided with a brick-laden truck in Jaspur Khurd region under ITI police jurisdiction area of the district on Wednesday late night. The police officer was on his way to his room in the police barrack near ITI police station. The deceased has been identified as Pawan Bhardwaj, in-charge of the City Patrol Unit (CPU) Kashipur and a native of village Shivpur in Kotdwar of Pauri Garhwal district.

The collision was so intense that the car was completely crushed. Senior police officers of the area including ASP Pramod Kumar and CO Akshay Prahlad Kode rushed to the spot. It took the police personnel around two hours to pull the body out with the use of electric cutters and a crane as it was stuck in the vehicle.

ASP Kumar said that Bhardwaj was returning to the barrack at around 12 midnight when his Brezza car was hit by a brick-laden truck near Indane Gas agency at Jaspur Khurd. “He died on the spot. We sent the body for postmortem and subsequently handed it over to the kin. The 2008 batch sub-inspector was given tribute by the police department. It’s a big loss to the department”, ASP Kumar added.

The police have registered an FIR against the errant truck driver who is on the run and the truck has been impounded.

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