EAM Jaishankar Condoles Murder Of Texas Sikh Officer Sandeep Dhaliwal

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EAM, India S Jaishankar extended his condolences to the deceased police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal on Saturday, who died after being shot multiple times.

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External Affairs Minister of India, S Jaishankar, has extended his condolences to the family of the Indian-American Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal who died after being shot multiple times from behind during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas. The Harris County Sheriff's deputy was shot while conducting a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Singh was a 10 year veteran on the force, and Harris County's first Sikh deputy. He was in his early 40s.

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EAM S Jaishankar extends condolences

As news of the tragic incident broke out, India's External Affairs Minister took to Twitter and expressed his condolences to the slain Sikh officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal and his family.

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Cold-blooded murder

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of the department, stopped a vehicle with a man and woman inside during a routine traffic stop. One of the passengers got out and shot him "ambush-style" at least twice in a "ruthless, cold-blooded way." The shooter was seen running to a shopping centre nearby, officials said. Investigators were able to identify what the shooter looked like by watching Dhaliwal's dashcam video.

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"They immediately looked at his dashcam to see what the suspect looked like, they took a photo of the suspect on the scene with their phone and immediately got that out to our intel people," Gonzalez said. The vehicle the shooter was driving was found and is being investigated, officials said. The gunman and the woman were taken into custody, they said.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez also took to Twitter and extended his condolences. 

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(With PTI Inputs) 

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