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 illegal transportation of liquor on the Gosikhurd canal road near Maushi-Chorgao village around 8 am.
While the police personnel were approaching the SUV, its driver 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 official said.
Chandrapur's Superintendent 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.
Apart from Chandrapur, Wardha, a place associated with Mahatma Gandhi, and Gadchiroli have also been declared 'dry' districts by the state government.
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