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SP Baljit Singh who died in yesterday’s terror attack is a different person. On the social media a rumour is spread that Hockey Olympian Baljit Singh Dhillon died in yesterday's terror attack. Baljit Singh, the police officer, killed in the gun-battle with terrorists in Gurdaspur district, was a son to a policeman who too was killed during the height of militancy in Punjab in 1984.
According to HT, Baljit had joined the force in 1985 as ASI following the death of his father, Inspector Achhar Singh, who was killed in a road accident masterminded by terrorists a year earlier.
He served as SHO Phagwara and with Vigilance department in Mansa before taking up the post of Deputy Commandant in 7th IRB Battalion.
While the other Baljit Singh Dhillon, (born June 18, 1973) is a field hockey midfielder from India, who made his international debut for the Men's National Team in 1993 during the test series against South Africa. Nicknamed Balli, Singh Dhillon represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, where India finished in eighth place.