CB to investigate DGP Lohia’s suspicious murder case



JAMMU: Investigations, into the suspicious murder of Hemant Kumar Lohia, DG Prisons J&K, has been transferred to the Special Crime Wing of the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
On October 3, DG Prisons J&K, H K Lohia was found murdered in a house at Udhaywala on Gajansoo Road near Baru Resort in Jammu on late Monday night. Yasir Ahmed, the 23-year-old domestic help who worked at Lohia’s residence, was arrested after a massive manhunt by the J&K Police on October 4. Lohia remained on central deputation for quite a long period but returned to Jammu-Kashmir in February 2022 in the rank of Additional Director General of Police and was posted as Commandant General in Home Guards/Civil Defence/ State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Later, he was promoted to Director General of Police and was posted as DG Prisons in August 2022. Special Crime wing headed by SSP Sudanshu Verma has been appointed as Inquiry Officer for detailed probe into the suspicious murder case.