Roorkee (Haridwar): Acting Jailer of Roorkee Jail, Narendra Singh was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants at 7.30 in the morning on Monday.

He was standing at the jail door to see off his daughter to school when three bike riders shot him from close proximity, killing him on the spot.

On being taken to the civil hospital, he was declared brought dead by the police.

It is to be noted that two small bombs were also discovered under his car ten days back, but he escaped unhurt despite one bomb exploding.

His request for security was turned down by senior officials.

Bhaskaranand Joshi, IG (Jail), Deepam Seth, DIG Garhwal Range, Sanjay Gunjyal, DIG, STF and Commissioner Ajay Singh Nabiyal visited the spot and took account of the situation. 

(JPN/Bureau)