ROPAR – Relatives of Sikh police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, gunned down in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop in Houston, US, in 2019, immersed his ashes at Kiratpur Sahib, near here, today. His father Pyara Singh along with relatives reached Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib in morning, where head granthi of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Bhai Phoola Singh offered ‘ardas’. Dhaliwal, in his early 40s, was the first police officer in Texas to serve while keeping his Sikh articles of faith, including a turban and beard.
On September 27, 2019, Dhaliwal stopped a vehicle with a man and woman inside. One of them got out and shot him “ambush-style” twice.