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Cop mowed down by liquor mafia in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur (Maha) 

A police sub-(SI) was crushed to death allegedly by liquor smugglers while he was on duty in Maharashtra's district Tuesday morning, police said.

Chhatrapati Chide, attached as SI to the Nagbhid police station in the neighbouring Chandrapur, and four other police personnel were conducting a routine check on vehicles against of liquor on the Gosikhurd canal road near Maushi-Chorgao village around 8 am.

On spotting a sport utility vehicle (SUV) heading towards Brahmapuri town, located about 110 kms from here, the policemen tried to stop it, an at station said.

While the police personnel were approaching the SUV, its took a reverse turn and allegedly crushed Chide under the vehicle's rear wheels before speeding away, he said.

Chide was rushed to a hospital in Bramhapuri where he succumbed to his injuries, the said.

Chandrapur's of Police Maheshwar Reddy said, "Our team was on a regular anti-liquor drive in the morning hours when the incident occurred."

A search was on for the SUV and its driver, he added.

The Gosikhurd canal road was being used by the liquor mafia for of liquor to district where its sale and manufacture is banned, another said.

Apart from Chandrapur, Wardha, a place associated with Mahatma Gandhi, and Gadchiroli have also been declared 'dry' districts by the

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 14:25 IST